Friday, 14 January 2011

"Tabung Khas" for the Forcefully (& Faithfully) Retrenched/Unemployed ....

Tabung Khas Bantu Bekas Pekerja Premis Minuman Keras Yang Beragama Islam

by Khalid Ibrahim on Friday, 14 January 2011 at 18:03

Kerajaaan Selangor prihatin dengan perbincangan mengenai pelaksanaan Enakmen Jenayah Syariah yang tidak membenarkan umat Islam bekerja di premis-premis dan pusat hiburan yang menjual minuman keras.

More Here on Kalid Ibrahim's Facebook ....

This is so "cool" ...
Can you imagine what a "prihatin" state Govt we have - they're really "dishing out prosthesis for those whose hands they have chopped-off" ....
But it is okay, God demands that from his faithful ... and now, everybody in Non-Halal industries can demand welfare.
FYI- I have no problems with Syariah compliance ... but do it well la ... give them time to seek alternative employment- don't adversely affect the livelihood of people all of a sudden ..... just give them time la.....
This is like chopping of ...your hand, then giving prosthesis and saying that we're "prihatin" ....

Here's a comment from another reader on FB (thanks, Manjit) (all emphasis, mine):-
Gill S. Manjit
Why not close all the business in MPSJ that serve Liquor, Starting with the SUNWAY HOTEL, SHERATON SUBANG, PAN-PAC SUBANG, ETC.

This unilateral "Little Napoleon" decision made on what grounds, please explain, why not enforce it with all the Hotels in SELANGOR, you cannot have different municipilities having different rules, make it a standard for the whole state, Than when you close down all these hotels will you also provide Welfare payments to ALL the affected staff?

You have People- irrespective of race working in the F&B industry, Fantastic Chefs, Waiter etc, who work very hard and are proud to earn an honest and decent wage to feed-Clothe-Educate-PAY MORTGAGES for their families, who are Independent, working not living off hand-outs. INCREDIBLY some "Napoleon" under your scope of responsibility has to decided to force PEOPLE OUT OF JOBS?


This ridiculous unilateral decision forcing people out of Jobs and affecting the services of F&B outlets and their bottom line goes to show there is something totally insane going on here. Go ask a chef who earns RM5,000 a month to quit his job and get your welfare payments, HOW MUCH CAN YOU PAY HIM?
Will he be able to live the lifestyle he has been accustomed to and meet his obligations? WILL THE STATEGOVT ALSO BE PAYING HIS MORTAGE?
IS this the PAKATAN "RAKYAT" govt I voted for with the emphasis on RAKYAT, Will now SELANGOR follow Taliban policies, what next PURDAH?


I ask this question because I am from the F&B/ Hotel Industry, A lot of my dear Muslim friends and colleagues will be affected with this silly decision. Is this what we will expect for future Selangor policies?

Why not find out by your wee self, go to Sheraton Subang and ask my fellow professional hoteliers, the Waiters the Chefs, the Stewards, Room service, Maintenance, Landscaping, etc weather they accept your ruling and want your welfare money.
Please come down from the withering clouds and meet the people. will they want your CHARITY?

(On another thread) These idiots made their little Napolean decision without thinking, who will get affected, you want to hit the small pubs and what not , no prob, If I own a pub and you do not apply the same standards to Sunway hotel- Sheraton-Pan-pac, I go to court and demand you follow your own rules, i.e. enforce your rule, why you close me down but not them?

Here is a question which has been bugging my mind,

TGIF- Now we ROCK (the mic)....

Muslims still needed to be reminded 5 times a day when to pray.
Despite the invention to alarm clock, reminder via the handphone
or even a reminder call from the hotel receptionists upon request.
So, okay, never mind that.

The Azan that is blasted off through the microphone 5 times a day,
365 days a year, 366 during a leap year.
After all, we must stay on top of the game by beating others,
such as the Hindu Temples, with their call to prayers .

So that's settled then. Azan rocks.
~PahNur, Lunch at the Lake Club
The events also reminded me of the posts on Shari Baity's blog (Lunch at the Lake Club) entitled
"Rock the Mic" should only be left to
the Rock & Rollers...

The not so simple letter that made the difference....

  • One painful type of torture being inflicted in our society, among the myriads of other kinds, is the merciless use of the loudspeakers.....
  • He does not spare even the sick and the weak among the neighbors who have no interest in receiving the sounds he mercilessly thrusts upon them......
  • They consider it a way to propagate their faith, and they sincerely believe that they are serving the cause of their faith. A wrong principle has taken root and is quite popular in our society now. Unfair deeds carried on with a fair intention are considered to be fine _ allowable and proper.
  • The fact is, the sincerity of intentions per se, does not make the deed proper. It is also necessary for the methods to be proper. And such a merciless use of the loud speakers is not only contrary to the basic principles of propagation and conveyance of faith, but it also produces exactly the opposite results.......
  • In the light of these ahadith and traditions, reciting the Quran loudly and disturbing those asleep during the salat of tahajjud is definitely not allowed. The Fuqaha (jurists) of the Muslim nation are unanimous in that. They have written that a person reciting the Quran in a loud voice at a time when people are asleep is actually committing a sin, even if he was on his own roof. (khulasatal fatawa vol I pg 103 and shami vol I pg 403 & 444)

A text message has been circulating over the past few days urging Muslims to gather outside the mosque in Pantai Dalam here, claiming that a “Chinese lawyer” had demanded the mosque stop the “azan” (call to prayer) recital.
~Nurul Izzah urges calm in ‘azan dispute’

About 100 noisy protestors gathered outside Masjid Al-Ihkhlasias in Kampung Kerinchi to demonstrate against a non-Muslim lawyer who had allegedly complained about the volume of the azan (call for prayer).Unfurling banners and shouting Allahuakbar (God is great), the crowd also burned an effigy of the complainant.
~Protestors burn effigy of azan complainant, MalaysiaKini

Tulang Besi gave the following letter which Mr Ng Kian Nam had written to the various authorities (Click on thumbnails for the full size image of the letter letter) HERE.

I don't get it- why did Tulang Besi have to highlight that the complainant seeking justice was from MCA?
Couldn't he just concentrate on the facts presented by the complainant?
Was he trying to play the Muslim against the Kafir?
Does it always have to be about "Malays/Islam being challenged"?
Can't Malaysians ever stop looking through the sectarian telescope which shrinks the voice of "reason" & conscience in them?
Anyways- It is quite likely that the "Imam" had taken it personally since it was highlighted that it was only for the past few months that the volume had become unbearable.

I found the response from the police laughable - "lagi kuat bunyi itu, lagi baik" - the rationale being that the "bunyi sembahyang masjid" does not come under noise polution laws which governs residential zones. Is this another of "selective inerpretation & application" of the law?

Don't mean to "insult" anybody's sensitivities, but I really do not see how these demonstrators can come out & say that Islam is being challenged when people simply ask them to be reasonable. Is it too much to ask of them to be a consciencious muslim who cares for a peaceful neighbourhood in an age where people can buy alarm clocks (even with the Azan too!!), or just play a tape of scripture reading/sermons/prayers in their home if they so desire to hear it at any time?

Since as a kafir's word wouldn't carry much weight in Islam (as some understand it), I once again quote Mufti Taqi Usmani:-

"In the light of these ahadith and traditions, reciting the Quran loudly and disturbing those asleep during the salat of tahajjud is definitely not allowed.
The Fuqaha (jurists) of the Muslim nation are unanimous in that.