It turned out that the Pas' flip flop over the usage of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims may had some effect on the once popular actor Patrick Teoh of the pro- Pakatan Niamah blog fame.
The guy went berserk on Facebook and called the Pas people in Kedah "Quran-thumping mother fuckers". It was his response to the Kedah government's directive on Chinese New Year performances.
Well, the "mother fuckers" part I can tolerate, but the "Quran-thumping" part is simply tasteless and shows what sorts of person Patrick really is. He must have kept it deep in his heart all these while but can't keep it down anymore as Pas starts to lately defy DAP on Islamic issues.
Or maybe Patrick is just taking a cue from Guan Eng, that it is nowadays fashionable to insult and push the Muslims up the wall.
Hey! What are they gonna do to us, eh? We are the king makers in this country now. We can insult the Muslims all we want. When the Muslims make noise, we just apologize lah. That will shut them up, ya. The Muslims are after all so wishy washy and flipping and flopping, aren't them?
Ok, Patrick apologized as expected, but just read through it and you know that he is not really sorry. Here is his apology -
‘Whoa!!!… whoa… whoa… I now realise what I did that was wrong and why it generated so much hate-mail. I had thought that the criticism came from my use of the phrase, “Quran-thumping m***** F*****…” I was wrong. It came from my reference to “Give up individuality and be sheep? Pray 5 times a day? Cover up all women?” which was totally out of line. It didn’t convey what I was trying to say in the post and came out like a bigoted selfish statement. For that I apologise sincerely to all Muslims. Minta maaf (Sorry). But I do not apologise for calling that person a…well you know what I mean. I hope.”
“On good advice I am taking down the offensive post immediately. I am doing this not because I am censoring myself but to avoid causing further hurt to my fellow Malaysians whom I respect. Thank you.,”
It's like slapping someone for no good reason and then say "Eh, sakit ka? Sorry ya, but actually you deserved to be slapped, ok?"
And as Muslims, we are nowadays expected to accept such an apology.
Well, Pas people, there you have it. Next time go la play around again with these people who think of you all as nothing more than just tools for their political ambitions.
What Patrick Teoh called you all are what many of them also think of you all. Too bad for them that Patrick can't keep his big old man's mouth shut. Now we all know what they think of us Muslims.
Still want to be stupid and be together gather with them? Well, go ahead la and have fun.
Been busy since Monday. Classes started. Well, they are not really classes but more like research works. Getting to get the hang of things here. Unfortunately not much time for reading news from back home, let alone do any posting till now.
Ok, I think the most interesting Malaysian political news since the Pakatan rally on Saturday should be the decision by the Pas' Syura Council that the word "Allah" shouldn't be used in the Malay-version of the Bible. So, according to them non-Muslims shouldn't be using the word "Allah" after all. That's effectively Pas' stand on the matter now.
It's however glaringly contradicted the earlier stand of party president DS Abdul Hadi Awang and spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat that non-Muslims may use the word Allah to describe their Gods. Well, that was before Pas detected a surge of disapproval among especially Muslims in the Peninsular once they made that stand on the matter. Pas is after all a political party and decisions were to be made based on popularity....not very religious eh, but that's the way it is. So, change of stand lah. Very convenient liao.
I think now the Pas people are not even sure where the party's stand when it comes to even the most basics of theological issues. Sometimes it is like this and sometimes it is like that. I think the needs to please its secular allies the DAP and PKR while maintaining its Islamic credentials are muddling the brain of Pas leaders.
All these made me wonder how these people are going to be if they ever get to the seats of power in Putrajaya. At least the flipping and flopping of the unfortunate Pak Lah's administration didn't screw around when it comes to dealing with such sensitive religious issues. These Pakatan people are likely to flip flop even on even the smallest matters, just like what Pas did on the word "Allah" issue.
Meanwhile, DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng who started the whole Allah issue mess had cleverly been keeping quiet. If I am a Pas leader, I would be very pissed off with Guan Eng for putting my party in a spot.
As far as I'm concerned, it shows Guan Eng's true feelings towards Pas. He doesn't care what Pas has to go through to explain such a difficult issue to its core Malay Muslim supporters.
All Guan Eng care about is how DAP could capitalize as much as possible from its relationship with Pas or any other of its allies. Once DAP got what it wants, it would not care what happened to its partners.
That was exactly how DAP's mother party, the PAP of Singapore behaves before assuming power.
Once they are in power, they get rid of the "baggages".