Saturday, December 03, 2016

Shahrizat Kata, Najib "Best President Ever"




بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

INI yang dilapor akhbar The Star
Shahrizat kata,
Najib the best Presiden ever
For the Umno Wanita.

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Jadi apakah yang kita nak kata
Kerana Shahrizat sudah bersuara
Menobatkan Najib sebagai dewata?

Poor Datuk Onn
Poor Tunku
Poor Tun Abdul Razak
Poor Tun Hussein
Poor Tun Dr Mahathir
Poor Tun Abdullah.

Listen to her, Najib is the best President ever
Lo and behold
Najib is the best President ever
For the Umno Wanita.

So what do we say of the future?

Maksudnya lepas ni boleh tutup kedai la
Dah tak ada lagi Presiden sehebat dia.

Pity Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
The best President you shall never be.

Walapun 101% setia tapi tak ada "chance" jadi the best President
Maksudnya,
Hangpa semua tak guna
Najiblah orangnya.

Ampu dan puji bawa rezeki
Jadi penasihat berpangkat menteri
Projek lembu dibagi kepada laki
Anak dapat biasiswa ke luar negeri.

Yang lain tu tunggu apa lagi?
Puji dan puja jangan berhenti
Silap-silap dapat projek sebesar 1MDB
Sharizat kata apa peduli
1MDB hanyalah fitnah DAP!

Go ahead and shower him with praises
Since prostrating takes you places.

Cari makan bung
Hidup bahagia
Kepala tak bingung
Kumpul harta
Uwang banyak
Tidur nyenyak
Rakyat peduli apa
Bila tiba pilihan raya
Bagilah dedak dan gula-gula.

Itulah parti penyelamat rakyat
Belum mati sudah jadi keramat
Puji dan puja jadi syarat
Kalau nak hidup selamat
Dapat harta dan pangkat
Kononnya untuk agama, bangsa dan negara
Tapi lain dicakap lain dibuat.

But why not?
Be a carpet beggar
Or an apple polisher
If they bring wealth and pleasure
This is your age of the Aquarius
And you shall live forever
Hell with principle
Damn with the scruple
Forget the struggle.

PS: Saya sudah balik.
Hujan emas di negeri orang
Hujan batu di negeri sendiri
Lebih baik di negeri sendiri.

Wallahuaklam.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Allah Tentukan Tempat Kita Semua



A Kadir Jasin

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

CATATAN ringkas jarak jauh dari Bandar kecil Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Membaca dari Internet, saya mendapat perkhabaran bahawa Naib Presiden Umno, (Datuk Seri) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, berkata ahli Umno wajib setia kepada Presiden parti, (Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil) Mohd Najib Abdul Razak.

Dalilnya kerana “Allah telah menentukan beliau sebagai ketua mereka.”

Saya mohon maaf kalau pemahaman saya terhadap hujah Ahmad Zahid itu silap kerana sepanjang pengetahuan saya, setiap orang daripada kita manusia ditentukan tempatnya oleh Allah.

Allah menentukan Ahmad Zahid sebagai Naib Presiden Umno, Mohd Najib sebagai Presiden Umno dan Firaun sebagai Maharaja Mesir.

Tetapi kita semua tahu Firaun memperhambakan dan menzalimi Nabi Musa a.s serta umatnya.

Walaupun Allah menentukan Firaun sebagai Maharaja Mesir tetapi Allah membinasakannya dan menyelamatkan Nabi Musa serta kaumnya.

Saya andaikan pengetahuan agama Ahmad Zahid cukup dalam kerana dia belajar di sekolah menengah agama dan keluarganya dikatakan daripada orang baik-baik.

Jadi beliau tentu tahu ada banyak dalil dan cerita di dalam Al-Quran mengenai pemerintah kejam, zalim, rasuah, menipu dan mencuri akhirnya menjadi hina dan binasa.

Dan saya yakin banyak pembesar serta pengikut mereka dalam Umno, hatta yang buruk pekertinya dan cabul mulutnya, sedikit sebanyak tahu cerita kekejaman serta kemusnahan Firaun dan pemimpin sepertinya.

Kita sering diingatkan kewajipan kita menentang keburukan dengan tangan (kuasa) dan kalau tak berdaya dengan mulut (kata-kata) dan akhir sekali dengan hati (niat).

Sekali lagi saya mohon maaf kalau pemahaman dan penakrifan saya terhadap dalil Ahmad Zahid silap.

Wallahuaklam. 

PS: Siapa lebih bahaya - MCA atau DAP? Baca di sini. Terima kasih.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Signs of A Morally Dysfunctional Society



A Kadir Jasin

THE attack on the Shah Alam Amanah Negara’s Member of Parliament, Abdul Khalid Abdul Samad, in the Parliament House on Thursday by rowdies is symptomatic of a morally dysfunctional society.
 
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And since the alleged attackers are Malays, their uncivilised action brings bad name of the whole race. It’s the case of “kerana nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga” (because of a drop of indigo, the whole pot of milk is spoilt). The English equivalent is one bad apple spoils the barrel.

According to media reports, the rowdies were members of the Pasir Salak, Perak, Umno Youth division. Since then, the police have ordered Firdaus Tajuddin, 34, the son of the Pasir Salak Umno MP and deputy agriculture minister, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, and nine others to surrender.

The nine are Mohd Rizal Shafie, 37, Ariffin Mohamed Ali, 32, Hasnah Md Razali, 48, Erwan Halmi, 36, Sapiah Aini Sulaiman, 48, Norfirdaus Ahmad Zanian, 30, Azmir Ahmad, 41, Mohd Saffek Mohd Saleh, 28, and Mohd Faizal Saidina Omar, 34.

Khalid being attacked by Tajuddin's supporters
But a Singapore Straits Times online report says the police had arrested 12 individuals to assist in the probe. They roughed up Khalid for damning Tajuddin by calling him “sial” (damned).

Apart from being Malays, these mature people are also Muslims as their beautiful Arabic names suggest. And they are no ordinary Arabic names either. Firdaus in the Quranic language means heaven and Norfirdaus means the light of heaven.

But together they had wreaked havoc, insulted the sanctity of the House of Parliament and brought bad name to the Melayus.

It appears that neither their bangsa (race) nor agama (faith) helped them to act in a civilised and rational manner – in a budiman way.

The Malays, by the virtue of their race are supposed to be imbued with “budi” (courtesy) while their religion is supposed to inculcate in them “iman” (piety) thus making them “budiman”. But the attackers had not exhibited these redeeming qualities.

What took place tells me that the society has gone back to the time when differences were settled with the use of raw muscles instead of the grey matter.

The Thursday incident brought my memory back to my village in Kedah during the 1950’s and 60’s, when petty quarrels and differences often degenerated into duels to the death.

That was what happened to a family friend of ours – a pendekar we called Pak Su Salleh. He was the younger brother of the local State Assemblyman.

He and his son-in-law duelled with another pendekar and his son-in-law on a market day using kris and golok. Salleh was stabbed to death a stone throw away from my father’s rubber dealership.

But the people who attacked Khalid at the Parliament were no brave pendekars. They were more like “kawar” (cowards) and ruffians – some 20 young men and women pouncing on a solitary middle-age MP.

They had taken power into their own hands and shown total disregard for the sanctity of the august House. If Khalid’s intransigence broke the parliamentary order, it would be for the Speaker to punish him.

And Tajuddin is no angel either. He is known for his foul-mouth. He had just made fun of the name of the Seputeh DAP MP, Teresa Kok.

Tajuddin is no paragon of civility and propriety
It is for thing like this that I keep saying that Malaysia can never achieve the status of a developed country. We do not have the quality and characteristic of a developed society.

Far too many people in the position of power are rude and crude. They lack civility and wisdom. The Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri I Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sandrobone Sultan Abdul Jalil) Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, had been reported to called Felda settlers who opposed the Barisan Nasional as “haram jadah” (bastards/illegitimate child) and the quarreling Umno bloggers “bangang” (stupid).

We might one day become rich like Mohd Najib had envisaged in his recently launched T50 vision, but still not developed.

Cash may be king but having a lot of money does not automatically make a country developed and its society civilised. There are many rich countries that are undeveloped and uncivilized.

Ayam teruna belajar berkokok
Tidur tinggi di atas pokok
Apa guna berkopiah bersongkok
Kalau pekerti tidak elok.

Wallahuaklam.

About Me

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I was born in 1947 in Kedah. I came from a rice farming family. I have been a journalist since 1969. I am the Editor-in-Chief of magazine publishing company, Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd. I was Group Editor NST Sdn Bhd and Group Editor-in-Chief of NSTP Bhd between 1988 and 2000. I write fortnightly column “Other Thots” in the Malaysian Business magazine, Kunta Kinte Original in Berita Harian and A Kadir Jasin Bercerita in Dewan Masyarakat. Books: Biar Putih Tulang (1998), Other Thots – Opinions & Observations 1992-2001 (2001), The Wings of an Eagle (2003), Mencari Dugalia Huso (2006), Damned That Thots (2006), Blogger (2006), PRU 2008-Rakyat Sahut Cabaran (2008), Komedi & Tragedi-Latest in Contemporary Malaysian Politics (2009) and Membangun Bangsa dengan Pena (2009).