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Jawatan Mufti membawa tanggungjawab yang berat. Kenyataan yang dikeluarkan adalah suatu kenyataan yang tidak bertanggungjawab. Ia mungkin digunakan sebagai justifikasi mengganasi mereka yang tidak bersetuju dengan ‘politik Islam’.

Adakah beliau berani bertanggungjawab jika ada puak ekstrim membunuh orang yang bukan beragama Islam? Semua orang Islam yang rasional wajib merenggangkan diri dari kenyataan melampau yang dikeluarkan Mufti itu.

Saya menyifatkan kenyataan ini sebagai kenyataan yang menyemai rasa kebencian dan mengukuhkan kepentingan golongan yang memperkudakan agama untuk kepentingan politik dan kuasa mereka.

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The Umno supreme council has unanimously decided to sack former deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah menteri besar Mukhriz Mahathir from the party, according to Bernama.

Vice-president Mohd Shafie Apdal has been suspended.

The decision against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s critics comes in the wake of BN’s thumping by-election victories last week.

The outcome of the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar polls has cemented Najib’s position.

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Kenyataan Mufti dikhuatiri jelmakan ugutan IS – DAP

Adakah Mufti Pahang ingin bertanggungjawab sekiranya berlaku apa-apa kejadian yang tidak diingini terhadap pemimpin atau ahli DAP?

PETALING JAYA : Kenyataan Mufti Pahang melabel orang bukan Islam sebagai kafir harbi dikhuatiri mengalakkan keganasan dikala negara diancam pengganas IS.

Pemimpin DAP, Zairil Khir Johari berkata kenyataan merbahaya Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Osman mencemarkan kedudukannya sebagai mufti, yang diberi kuasa untuk membuat keputusan tentang hukum agama Islam.

“Adakah Abdul Rahman ingin bertanggungjawab sekiranya berlaku apa-apa kejadian yang tidak diingini terhadap pemimpin atau ahli DAP akibat tindak balas mereka yang terpedaya dengan kenyataan beliau,” soalnya menerusi satu kenyataan hari ini.

Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bendera menjawab kenyataan Mufti Pahang di akhbar Utusan Malaysia hari ini, yang mengulas penentangan DAP kepada perlaksanaan hukum hudud dan Rang Undang-undang Persendirian Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) (Pindaan) 2016.

“Prinsip mereka jelas membenci Islam dan berdosa besar bagi umat Islam bekerjasama dengan mereka,” kata Rahman.

“Namun jika mereka yang mahu menentang Islam, kita wajib memeranginya,” tambahnya.

Kebetulan kenyataan Mufti Pahang ini terbit selepas Daesh mengeluarkan amaran akan menggunakan apa juga cara untuk “membunuh” golongan taghut (musuh Allah).

“Bunuhlah mereka di mana saja kalian bertemu mereka..kalian punya kenderaan, langgarlah mereka… kalian punya senjata atau pisau kecil, tikamlah dada mereka,” kata militan Mohd Rafi Udin.

Seorang lagi militan dari Filipina yang bersama Rafi dalam video itu menambah: “Esok, saudara kami di tanah anda akan sembelih anda…Kami akan guna bahasa pedang dan peluru.”


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Kim Quek Published Today 9:29 am

COMMENT Bombastic assertions abound since the conclusion of the by-elections in Sungai Besar, Selangor and Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Chief among these are Malaysians’ resounding endorsement of PM Najib Abdul Razak’s otherwise precarious leadership and the allegedly corrupt rule of the Barisan Nasional government, as well as a huge shift of Chinese support to BN.

These claims are in reality more fallacy than fact.

Let me pen down some of my thoughts on these issues and on the scenario that follows these by-elections.

Surge of support for Najib and BN illusory

First, BN did gain in popular votes, increasing from 50 to 54 percent. But such a margin of gain – in a by-election as against in a general election – certainly cannot be interpreted as a surge of popular support, for the simple reason that the special conditions that favour BN in a by-election cannot be duplicated in a general election.

Unlike in a by-election, BN cannot possibly have the resources to shower goodies (read bribery) and issue threats as profusely as it does now in the many constituencies in a general election.

Further, in a general election, there will be the presence of much more mostly ant-BN outstation voters, who are generally young, urbanised, better informed, with disproportionately high ratio of Chinese who are invariably pro-opposition. Under such circumstances, BN’s 4 percent gain in popular votes in a by-election can easily be evaporated in a general election.

The most Najib can claim from the current election results is that BN has maintained the status quo.

Shift of Chinese support to BN deceptive

Second, the appearance of extensive return of Chinese support to BN is more illusory than factual, as the statistical evidence of reduction of votes cast in favour of the opposition Amanah’s candidate in Chinese-dominated polling stations cannot be wholly interpreted as reduction of Chinese electoral support.

This is mainly due to the statistical distortion created by the massive absence of the anti-BN outstation Chinese voters, as in Jalan Dato and Kampong Pajak Potong, K Kangsar where the reduction is a whopping 37 percent. Despite such reduction, Chinese votes remain heavily and decisively pro-opposition.

The other factor of unusual increase in support to BN as in some polling stations in Sekinchan, Selangor, is the special favours specific to the local residents dished out by BN, like instant approval of long deprived citizenship, handing out permits to fishermen to import long-deprived foreign workers, freeing of fishermen imprisoned in Sumatra, etc

Minus the temporal and localised effects of such instant election goodies and the factor of absent voters, it will be seen that the widespread and deep-running Chinese discontent against BN over long-standing racial discrimination and runaway corruption as exemplified lately by the horrible 1MDB/Najib corruption scandals will take its usual toll on BN come general election, as it did in GE13 and GE14.

PAS in limbo

Third, PAS has completely lost its overwhelming Chinese support it received in the last general election, and such loss is irreversible unless PAS mends its stance on the hudud issue the way it did in GE13 and GE12 as a partner in the now dissolved Pakatan Rakyat.

If PAS continues to go solo as it does now, it will lose all its seats in the West Coast come next election, and only cling on to some seats in its Kelantan enclave, and perhaps a few more in Terengganu and Kedah.

The party is hence facing a dilemma – to continue to go solo which will revert itself to its former status as a local party in Kelantan; or team up with one of the two existing political blocs (BN and Pakatan Harapan) to continue its role as key player with nation-wide representation.

Should it choose the latter, the party will be torn between two irreconcilable political objectives – whether to uphold the late spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat’s high standard of Islamic social justice which vows to stamp out corruption and racial discrimination or to allow racist ideology and narrow religious pursuit to take precedence as apparently pursued by party president Hadi Awang and his faction in their friendly overture to Umno.

In other words, will PAS resume its interrupted agenda of social justice a la Nik Aziz by re-joining Pakatan, or embrace Najib’s Umno which thrives on racism and corruption?

We expect a political tussle along these lines will soon take shape within PAS.

The fledgling Amanah

Fourth, Parti Amanah Negara has not gained sufficient traction among Malay electorate, either from PAS or from Malay society at large. It is hence in urgent need of spreading its wings at the grassroots level.

Its latest friendly gesture to PAS, with the obvious intention to establish working relation with the latter, is a worthy attempt to fast track its political agenda by harnessing PAS’s existing political machinery which has been shown in the recent by-elections to be largely intact, but the way forward is strewn with obstacles while Hadi is in control.

Such re-joining of forces is distinctly possible and in fact desirable once Hadi leaves the stage, as the progressive leaders in Amanah will certainly restore PAS’ former glory as a major political force with multi-racial appeal and thus will make significant contribution to the opposition front.

Rural Malays’ apparent apathy to corruption scandals

Fifth, opposition trump cards of the highly publicised 1MDB/Najib mega corruption scandals did not seem to have made a serious impact on the electorate.

This is of course rather unexpected, but having considered the electorate being largely rural Malays, whose mind set has long been shaped by Umno’s political propaganda via Umno-controlled TV and newspapers which are also their main source of news which are heavily censored, coupled with their limited capacity to fully comprehend critical information, their apathy should not come as a complete surprise.

In fact, few truly understand the numerical meaning of RM2.6 billion and RM50 billion, let alone appreciate fully the devastating implications when their leader has stolen RM2.6 billion and the nation suffered the loss of RM50 billion of public funds through frauds.

Needless to say, such public apathy will not be completely replicated in more urbanised constituencies, though the long inculcated Malay sense of insecurity over Umno’s possible loss of power will continue to sway Malay votes despite comprehending the nature of these scandals.

As a start, to win over the Malay heartland in the less urbanised area, the opposition must break through this info barricade and start campaigning with leaflets and ceramah on these scandals by using simple graphics and illustrate these gigantic losses in terms of easily related objects such as the number of houses and the number of people that would otherwise be provided with public housing, or how many public universities and hospitals that would otherwise be built, if there had been no such gigantic losses through corruption.

In conclusion, I would say that the outcome of the two by-elections is no indication of a change in the balance of political power between BN and Pakatan, and certainly cannot be interpreted as Malaysians’ endorsement of Najib’s leadership or approval of Umno/BN’s corrupt and morally bankrupt rule.

It has, however, thrown up a new light – that PAS with its formidable core supporters will play a significant role in the shape of politics to come either as a partner in an alliance or a spoiler to the opponent or both – so long as Amanah has not made pivotal inroads into PAS’ support base to significantly reduce its electoral influence.

KIM QUEK is the author of the banned book ‘The March to Putrajaya’

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BN’s major victories in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar on Saturday proved that a divided opposition cannot defeat the ruling coalition.

But what if the circumstances changed?
Could the opposition have won in a parallel universe where things were different?

Alternate Reality #1
In this alternate reality, Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali succeeds in negotiating with PAS, ensuring straight fights in both parliamentary seats. Let’s assume that Parti Amanah Negara contests in Selangor while PAS does battle in Perak.

Alternate Reality #2
In another reality, the battle royale between BN, PAS and Amanah still occurs but under different rules.

In this universe, Malaysia has a slightly more refined democracy and practises the alternative vote system, where voters can cast their ballots for more than one candidate in the order of their liking, instead of the first past the post system.

Both “realities” are idealistic fantasies , and surely the opposition would have won under these circumstances, right?

First of all, even if you combined PAS and Amanah’s votes, BN would have still won in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by 2,289 and 2,086 votes respectively.

“But, a straight fight or a different system would have encouraged people to vote opposition!” you might argue.

Again, no.

It’s a simplistic view, and while definitely possible, doesn’t take into account certain aspects.

First of all, PAS and Amanah despise each other, and it is likely PAS supporters would rather vote for BN than cast a ballot for the treacherous orange oath-breakers backed by DAP.

Likewise, those aligned with Amanah and non-Muslim voters would probably opt to boycott the polls than vote for green extremists who want to chop people’s hands off.

“For multi-cornered fights not based on ideological differences but driven by mere inter-party rivalry, such as DAP and PKR in Sarawak, an alternative electoral system like Australia’s alternative vote or France’s two-round system can overcome that.

“But when multi-corners are due to ideological differences or bitter rivalries that supporters of two camps cannot pull themselves to support each other, like PAS to non-Muslims and liberals, or Amanah to PAS hardcores, alternative voting or the two-round system does not work. Even straight fights may bring little improvements,” Penang Institute fellow Wong Chin Huat told Malaysiakini.

These factors would also affect the campaigning efforts by other parties such as DAP and PKR, which had an impact in the real world, albeit not enough to hurt BN.

So even in these alternate realities, the opposition appears to be doomed.

However, just because it didn’t work this time doesn’t mean that politicians negotiating during elections, or pushing for a new electoral system are flawed ideas.

Either situation would encourage a healthier democracy, and a new voting system could even encourage the growth of smaller parties, giving the people more choices on who they want to elect.

Because why not?

Perhaps, the time has come to look towards a third, fourth, fifth or even a possible sixth force in the long run, since the current two appear to give us Malaysians little hope.

ZIKRI KAMARULZAMAN is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed in his latest blog posting that he would continue his efforts, by whatever means, to “cleanse” the government of Malaysia.

“I cannot accept Najib (prime minister) who believes that ‘Cash is King’.

“His principles in politics are based on corruption.”

Mahathir, delving into the details in reiterating salient aspects, pointed out that he cannot accept a prime minister who has lowered the dignity of the people and the nation, as evident from the media and TV coverage throughout the world, with clear evidence.

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SUNGAI BESAR: DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has made an open invitation to PAS Sungai Besar by-election candidate Dr Abdul Rani Othman to leave his party and join one of Pakatan Harapan’s parties to effectively fight against Barisan Nasional.

He said Rani should also quit from the by-election as a sign that he was fighting against Umno and find a more suitable platform to fight against Putrajaya’s injustices.

“He should forfeit ( the Sungai Besar by-election) to fight against injustice at Putrajaya. He is a good guy but the party is not good. He will be accepted by PKR and Amanah. Even if he wants to join DAP, we will absolutely accept him,” he told an audience at a ceramah near Restaurant Kuala Kurau here last night.

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SABAK BERNAM, June 14 — Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali publicly declared today his support for Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) candidate Azhar Shukur in the Sungai Besar by-election.

The PKR deputy president has raised eyebrows with his absence from the campaign trail for his party’s political ally since nomination day on June 5.

But Azmin said he was busy with his official duty to accompany the Selangor sultan, who is also the head of Islam in the state, in the monarch’s public appearances during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

“As the mentri besar, it is my responsibility to follow the sultan to be with the people in Selangor.

“Last night during an event with His Highness at the Jeram mosque, I whispered to him if I can be allowed to come here tonight. He agreed to me coming to Sungai Besar,” Azmin explained during the breaking of fast at Kampung Hala Cara Baru here this evening.

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