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Thursday, October 27, 2005

You don't realise how bloody ignorant you are without the internet, until...well...you don't have the internet.

Last night on SBS on the program Dateline (i think), there was a feature on malaysia....I heard the word 'malaysia' and tuned in immediately, even skipping my essential weekly dose of House M.D, which is, dear reader, a HUGE sacrifice. So anyway, back to the feature. I only managed to catch the last 10 minutes of it...from what I gathered, it was pretty big, they were saying something about Malaysia being at a turning point, that about the revival of Islam...couldn't quite figure out what was going on. They were talking about how the majority of the new generation is of middle class malays, something about the Zouk raid, interviews with a few people...in fact, here's the link to that report, its on the bottom. GO read it.

Here are a few excerpts from the transcript:

LIM KIT SIANG, FEDERAL OPPOSITION LEADER: I was arrested three years ago for advocating that Malaysia must remain as a multi-religious, secular, democratic nation. As I said, such advocacy in the first three decades of Malaysian nationhood wouldn't have raised any eyebrows, now it's regarded as bordering on being anti-national, of being un-Malaysian, of trying to destroy the very fabric of this Malaysian nation. So I think the goalposts are being moved, and I think these are matters of very grave concern.

Oklah people, Malaysia is a democracy. DEMOCRACY. Malaysia sells its image as a peaceful, multi racial nation with citizens tolerant of other races...so why does Lim Kit Siang get arrested for simply reiterating the conceptsof which the very foundation our country is built on? And I must agree that the idiots who say he is being anti-national can go to hell...I'm sure thousands more feel the same way, and is he not advocating this out of concern for the country?

here's another:
At the conference the divide between Malaysia's Muslims and non-Muslims became clear.
WOMAN: I think the real conflict is whether Malaysia is a multi-racial country or an Islamic country. That is the basic thing.
MAN: They have the right to criticise Islam but, at the same time, they don't have the right to teach us how we are going to practice as a Muslim.
WOMAN 2: In Malaysia we have politicised, we have racialised our Islam. Don't demonise us non-Muslims, we will talk about when the Sharia does impact on us and we will be allowed to do so, please.
I think when I donate blood, my blood may go to the Muslim, when I pay my tax, my money benefits too.
Zainah Anwar was a keynote speaker at the conference.
ZAINAH ANWAR: The question as to what interpretation and understanding of Islam should be law must be open to public debate.

This is another thing that bugs me about the way things are...religion and politics don't have to and shouldn't have to mix. Religion is a private, personal thing, and in a democratic country everyone, be it muslim buddhist christian hindu should have the right to practice their religion as they wish.

And here's the biggie:
DR JEMILAH MAHMOOD: We look at that move by people to liberalise Islam because their perception of being liberal is to be Westernised and I think that's a wrong perception. You do not have to be conforming to what Western traditions demand of you to be a liberated human being.

Omfg, lady, being liberal ISN'T about being westernised, everyone knows that. Being liberal is about doing and being what you want, and if people want to follow the western ways then so be it. Conform? DEMAND of you? wtf?

The way I see it, alot of the people in power only know how to see things from one side, and I believe this is wrong. With power not only comes responsibility, but consequence as well.

Here's something I'd like to point out...while it is a fact that Malays were in M'sia first and the chinese and indians came later, why is it that there is still racial discrimination, when the Chinese and Indians in M'sia today were born and raised in Malaysia and are just as Malaysian as Muslims/Malays?

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Ok people, this is gona be a post of a romantic, so if you don't like the relationship dilemmas, fcuk off, you've been warned.

I've been wondering, if you truly love someone, is it wrong to selfishly want them all to yourself, to want them to spend all their time with you and only you? Because, as something like what the bible says (though I'm not a big fan of it), love is generous and unselfish and blablabla...There's someone whom I care for very much and adore and like alot, and I'm being selfish and feel like I deserve something in return for all my unconditional attention, although I don't want to admit it. But then again, I never believed that book. No offense to the believers, don't wana spark another religion-based squabble agian.

On another note, I've got one or two new pics on deviant art....check it out at wwww.closetgroupie.deviantart.com

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Friday, October 21, 2005

  • So its been another near-3 week long abstinence from the internet. I don't know how much longer I can go like this.
  • Thank goodness we're getting the internet in the house fixed soon. (YES!!!!)
  • Got my hair dyed metallic purple...
  • ....but it kinda faded out.
  • I found a new pool buddy, leon, since sam is afraid i might kick his ass.
  • Sisterhood of the travelling pants is a stupid movie. It was quite likable, until I noticed its just a 2 hour long advertisement for clairol herbal essences shampoo and Levi's.
  • I can't wait to go to St Marys' Senior! My subjects are advanced english, 2 unit math, french, society & culture, legal studies, and photography...I'M GONA LOVE SCHOOL!
  • I got another job, at this other thai restaraunt just down the road, while keeping the other one...muahahaha.
  • Went dancing at the Latin Fiesta on darling harbour few weeks ago with my workie Narm and it kicked ass.

damn that felt good.

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