- Orang Jepun muslim ...
- JUDI : TERBUKTI DAP LAGI BAIK DARI UMNO
- Malu Bersama PKR , Malu Dengan Allah Tak Malu Dengan Judi.
- we need the freedom of information act (FOI)
- Police work is getting more challenging: So how? Take drugs? Simply shoot?
- Shaky start for Najib in Sibu hustings
- Utusan Malaysia Dan Berita Harian Tak Siar Kerajaan Lulus Lesen Judi
- Accuser says Malaysia's Anwar sodomized him abroad
- What a sodomy spree! Non-consensual yet Saiful was sodomised X times
- sebuah lawak bahalol untuk anak cucu akan datang
- Asian rankings: UM, UKM slip further
- RUMUSAN BICARA HARI INI
- Ashaari Muhammad - Dari Allah Dia Datang
- Al-Arqam founder Ashaari dies (Updated)
- Testimony Proves Najib-Rosmah-IGP Conspiracy’
- Charge proves accusations that Aminulrasyid = criminal were false, apologies in order!
- Musim Kahwin
- In a failed state, Paki Authorities Allegedly Torture Christian Girl, Family
- Remembering a tragedy, May 13th 1969. Time Magazine - Friday, May 23, 1969
Posted: 02 May 2010 07:07 AM PDT
Cuti-cuti Malaysia diteruskan lagi hujung minggu yang lalu .. kali ini kami ke Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi buat kali ke 3 ... kali kedua hampir 7 tahun lalu , masa Mimi umur setahun .
Sebelum mendaki bukit itu , kami mencari masjid untuk Darling dan Izzat menunaikan solat Jumaat. Kami ke Kg Bukit Tinggi namun tiada masjid di situ sebab rata2 penduduk di situ adalah berbangsa Tionghua . Kami tanya seorang penjual di situ dan dia bagi tahu masjid terdekat adalah di Kg Janda Baik iaitu lebih kurang 10km dari situ . Kami teruskan perjalanan tapi terlepas simpang ke Janda Baik dan sekali lagi Darling turun dan bertanya tentang masjid berkenaan . Kali ini hamba Allah Melayu ini terpinga-pinga bila ditanya di mana masjid di situ ... dia berkata yang dia tak solat Jumaat sebab dia bertugas, dia pun taktau di mana masjid di situ ( dia jujur bagitau dia tak solat ! ) . Kami terus mencari dan akhirnya jumpalah masjid yang dinyatakan di Kg Janda Baik. Penuh pulak orang berbaju kemeja putih bersongkok tinggi serta polis trafik dalam kampung tu serta bendera2 UMNO di sepanjang jalan masuk ke kampung tersebut ... ada program menteri mana entah kat situ pada hari itu .
Lepas selesai solat Jumaat .. kami ke Colmar Tropicale .. dah booking bilik yang mengadap square sebab saya nak rasa betul2 macam berada di bandar Colmar di Peranchis...bestnya rasa .. bilik di bangunan Camellia tingkat atas sekali dan ada 2 bilik tido, 1 di bawah dan satu di atas.
Tak tunggu lama dah , selesai lunch dan solat (saya dan Mimi ) kami menaiki shuttle ke Rabbit Park dan setelah bermesra dengan gang rabbit serta donkey di situ kami terus menaiki shuttle kembali ke Colmar dan terus ke Japanese Tea Garden ... saya dah pasang angan-angan nak pakai kimono di taman itu . Apalagi sudahnya kami berempat menyewa kimono dan bergambar di dalam rumah tea dan di luar taman jepun itu . Sekeluarga muslim japanese bergambar di sana ... puas hati dapat berkimono selama 15 minit sebab hari dah petang .
Malamnya pulak kami merayau-rayau di sekitar Colmar.... plan nak main bowling terpaksa dibatalkan sebab Darling dah letih sangat ..tempat bowling di sport complex di luar colmar . Saya, Izzat dan Mimi menghabiskan masa bermain billiard ( saya tengok je banyaknya ) .
Paginya lepas breakfast kami sekali lagi bermain billiard , nak ke bowling centre diberitahu oleh receptionist ada group yang dah sewa bowling centre pagi ke pukul 2 petang ... maka tak tak dapat main bowling .
Jam 12 tengahari kami cek out hotel dan sepatutnya kami ke rumah kakak sulong saya di KL sebab dah lama kami tak ke sana dan nak bertemu serta habiskan masa bersama semalam di KL. Namun ada berita yang kami terima ada hal keluarga yang amat mustahak yang kami rasa kami perlu berada di Ipoh segera. Jadi kami ambil keputusan kembali ke kampung dan batalkan hasrat ke KL.
Alhamdulillah urusan keluarga di Ipoh dapat diselesaikan.
Selesai sudah cuti2 Malaysia buat bulan ini ...Alhamdulillah ...percutian yang amat amat menggembirakan kami semua .
Posted: 13 May 2010 06:27 AM PDT
Langkah kerajaan memperkenalkan lesen judi sukan merupakan tindakan yang jauh menyimpang daripada ajaran Islam dan tatacara kehidupan yang diterima masyarakat Malaysia, kata Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Sedangkan, tambahnya, dalam Pakatan Rakyat, pemimpin bukan Islam daripada DAP dan PKR sendiri menyokong pengharaman judi.
Inilah kejayaan satu anjakan paradigma dalam aspek dakwah apabila kita memberi kefahaman kepada orang bukan Islam untuk menerima apa yang diharamkan oleh Islam," kata Abdul Hadi yang juga ahli parlimen Marang. (baca lagi, sila klik)
Apa komen Zul Nordin terhadap Kenyataan Tok Guru Haji Hadi ini?
terbukti, UMNO dan DAP, DAP lebih baik berbanding UMNO.
Posted: 13 May 2010 06:39 AM PDT
Gua merasakan kenyataan itu patut difikirkan secara mendalam oleh semua YB-YB yang beragama Islam. Zul Kulim ni... seorang yang berprinsip mulia dalam perjuangan politiknya. Syabas gua ucapkan kat mamat Zulkifli ni..!!!! Sesungguhnya mamat ni seorang pejuang agama yang benar-benar berprinsip yang mendapat pelbagai dugaan dan rintangan.
Baguslah kalau mamat ni... betul malu pada Allah, sayangnya kebanyakan yang bercakap begitu kerana bila tak dilantik dalam parti mulalah keluar parti, dan mengata itu dan ini, bila hajat tak tercapai ada-ada saja alasannya, bila diberi jawatan....takda pulak perasaan malu kepada Allah.
Tapi kalau betul malu kepada Allah.. kenapa mamat ni... begitu selesa berada di pihak yang telah meluluskan lesen judi bola sepak...???? Apa komen mamat ni berkaitan judi pertaruhan bolasepak piala dunia...????
Tak malu ke...? Bersekongkol dengan parti haramjadah umno yang menghalalkan perkara yang haram, ohhh... itu takda apa2... yang haram boleh jadi halal kerana duit dah masyuuuuuukkkkkk..... dah kowtim dengan Najib di Amerika hari tu... janji masyuuukkkkk... halal.....
Posted: 13 May 2010 10:52 AM PDT
saturday, 15 may at 8.30pm at caring society complex, penang.
ms latheefa koya, lawyer, MBPJ local councillor, PKR information chief
ms lim kah cheng, lawyer, MPPP local councillor
mr himanshu bhatt, chief of northern region bureau, the sun daily
mr george aeria, president of tanjung bungah residents association (TBRA)
for more information, please visit the sembang-sembang forum blog.
i have met all the speakers before except latheefa. himanshu, met him but haven't heard him speak in forum. lim kah cheng – heard her spoke before a few times and she is a good speaker. george aeria, heard him spoke many times – at the tanjung bungah hill protests and at some workshop ogranised by our church. he is a very good speaker with lots of humour. you'll never get bored listening to him… even for more than an hour!
so remember if you are free tomorrow evening, do drop in the caring society complex.
Posted: 13 May 2010 09:34 AM PDT
Published: Wednesday May 12, 2010 MYT 5:02:00 PM
KUALA TERENGGANU: Heightened awareness of fundamental and individual rights demands that the police change their method and approach in implementing policing duties, Terengganu police chief Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said Wednesday.
He said it made the work of the police more difficult and challenging than in the past.
"It is acknowledged that it is difficult to implement this responsibility and strike a balance between justice and fundamental rights, especially when it involves arrests, detentions and interrogation of suspects," he said when addressing the monthly assembly of the Terengganu police contingent.
Mohd Shukri said the public focus on several recent incidents involving deaths caused by policemen opening fire had raised various perceptions of the police force.
This had put the police in a situation where they were vulnerable to accusations, speculation and perceptions, he said. As such, he reminded police personnel to refrain from using their weapons unless in self-defence, saying the important role of the police was to protect the fundamental rights of the people.
Mohd Shukri said that in this matter there was no specific legislation that empowered the police to shoot while on duty unless it was in a situation where their lives were threatened.
"In this matter, the policemen have no option other than to abide by the directives and existing laws in the force," he said.
On another matter, Mohd Shukri said the Terengganu police had taken action against 11 low-ranking police personnel for drug abuse in the first four months of this year.
He said the policemen were being held pending investigation. Mohd Shukri also said that in the same period, 3,645 people were held under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for having, using and distributing drugs.
The value of the drugs seized during the period was RM742,504.25, up by RM66,933.15 from the corresponding period last year, he added. - Bernama
Wow! This is really scary lah! Firstly, no specific legislation - shoot only if lives are threatened. Just like Aminul who reversed his car to ram into the police car! Life-threatening, you know!
Posted: 13 May 2010 08:59 AM PDT
He scores and loses points with Sibu's electorate as he canvasses support for the BN candidate before the by-election.
A 7,000-odd crowd's interest and enthusiasm in seeing their prime minister in person at the launching of the Tua Pek Kong triennial procession turned to resentment as his bodyguards forcefully pushed them back despite many being the elderly and small children. An elderly woman labouring to shield her grandchild from the sudden melee screamed "Jangan tolak! Jangan tolak! Ada budak kecil! (Don't push! Don't push! There are small children)."
Najib's brief three-minute stay at the entrance of the Tua Pek Kong temple left some people who turned up for the event disappointed. After that, he rushed off to a meeting with Christian leaders at the Maslan Methodist Church nearby.
Posted: 13 May 2010 08:55 AM PDT
Media Melayu Tutup Berita Lulus Lesen Judi
Utusan Malaysia dan Berita Harian yang dikawal oleh UMNO tidak memuatkan laporan kerajaan pimpinan Perdana Menteri, Najib Tun Razak meluluskan pemberian lesen judi perlawanan bola itu.
Tindakan itu disifatkan sebagai cubaan terancang untuk melindungi UMNO daripada dikritik oleh orang Melayu.
Pengumuman Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur mengenai kelulusan lesen itu menjadi antara tajuk akhbar berbahasa Inggeris the New Straits Times dan The Star.
Namun laporan sama tidak mendapat tempat dalam akhbar Utusan Malaysia, mahupun Berita Harian walaupun ia menjadi antara berita utama semalam.
Tindakan Utusan dan Berita harian memadamkan laporan pemberiam lesen judi itu sekali lagi dilihat di pengaruhi oleh pertimbangan politik Umno dan perdana menteri sendiri.
"Saya rasa mereka tidak mahu masyarakat, khususnya masyarakat Islam tahu berkenaan ini kerana mereka tahu masyarakat bukan Islam tidak menyokong Barisan Nasional, dan yang tinggal saki bakinya tinggal masyarakat Islam Melayu, jika ini didedahkan dalam akhbar, besar kemungkinan ramai yang akan meninggalkan UMNO,jadi ini adalah usaha UMNO untuk tidak memberitahu kepada rakyat walaupun perjudian diluluskan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dan kabinet, ini satu tindakan yang terdesak yang saya fikir untuk mendapatkan sumber kewangan yang berpunca daripada sumber haram" ujar Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gantang.
Naib Presiden PAS Mahfuz Omar pula berkata, berita lesen judi baru diluluskan sengaja digelapkan oleh dua akhbar itu untuk memberi ruang kepada pimpinan Umno mengaut keuntungan secara haram bagi mengisi dana politik parti.
"Sebahagian daripada ini, pulangan kepada tabung dana untuk UMNO menghadapi pilihanraya umum akan datang, dan termasuk, saya percaya bahawa inilah yang akan mengisi dana untuk membeli undi dan wakil-wakil rakyat samada di peringkat DUN dan sebagainya, dan saya percaya sebelum inipun mungkin wang daripada syarikat-syarikat judi itulah yang diguna untuk membeli adun-adun yang melompat atau ahli-ahli parlimen yang melompat untuk dibayar pada mereka"
Posted: 13 May 2010 07:22 AM PDT
Accuser says Malaysia's Anwar sodomized him abroad
Eileen NG, Associated Press, Kuala Lumpur | Thu, 05/13/2010 1:23 PM | World
The man who accused Anwar Ibrahim of sodomizing him testified in court Thursday that the Malaysian opposition leader had sex with him in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
Anwar is charged with sodomizing his 24-year-old former aide, Saiful Bukhari Azlan, at a Kuala Lumpur condominium in June 2008, but Saiful claimed he had been a victim of Anwar's sexual advances on other occasions after they met during campaigning for general elections earlier that year.
"I had been sodomized by Anwar several times, in and out of the country, in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok," Saiful told the Kuala Lumpur High Court during cross-examination by Anwar's defense team.
Saiful did not elaborate, but Anwar made various trips abroad after March 2008 national polls, when he led a three-party opposition alliance to unprecedented electoral gains.
Anwar, a married 62-year-old with six children, denies the sodomy charge, saying it is a plot by Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration to cripple the opposition. Najib denies any conspiracy but has acknowledged meeting Saiful two days before he was allegedly sodomized for the final time.
Anwar's sodomy trial centers on a claim that Anwar and Saiful had sex on June 26, 2008. Anwar is charged under a law that punishes anal sex by up to 20 years in this Muslim-majority nation.
On Thursday, Saiful denied he fabricated the accusation against Anwar with the help of Najib and police.
Anwar's chief attorney, Karpal Singh, questioned why Saiful waited two days after being allegedly sodomized for the final time before making a police complaint.
Saiful said he wanted to obtain advice from other people, including political and religious figures, because "this affects my dignity and my future."
The judge agreed to a defense request for the remainder of Thursday's cross-examination to be held without public observers or the media because it would likely include graphic description by Saiful of the alleged sodomy.
Trial hearings, which began in February, are then scheduled to take a break until May 31.
It is the second time Anwar has been charged for sodomy. In 1998, Anwar lost his post as deputy prime minister and spent six years in jail after being convicted of sodomizing his family's former driver and abusing his power. He was freed in 2004 when a court overturned the sodomy conviction. Anwar denied all charges.
Posted: 13 May 2010 07:55 AM PDT
During cross-examination by Karpal today, Saiful claimed that Anwar sodomised him in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.
Go to LIVE REPORTS @ Malaysiakini for the full report entitled 'Anwar did it before: Saiful'.
Posted: 13 May 2010 05:31 AM PDT
Bekas Syaikul Arqam Kembali Ke Rahmatulah
LEWAT jam 5:00 petang tadi saya menerima email dari pejenguk blog Merah Tinta, memaklumkan khabar dukacita bekas pemimpin agung jemaah Darul Arqam yang diharamkan, Ashaari Mohammad telah meninggal dunia jam 2:10 petang tadi di hospital pakar Ipoh Perak.
Sementara itu menurut salah seorang bekas menantunya yang dihubungi, jenazah Ashaari akan dibawa ke kampung kelahirannya di Pilih, Rembau Negeri Sembilan. Manakala sekejap tadi saya dimaklumkan oleh salah seorang pengikutnya jenazah Ashaari kini masih dalam perjalanan ke Pilin.
Menurut pengikut itu, Johari Murad jenazah Ashaari akan dikebumikan esok, di Pilin. Bagaimana pun beliau tidak dapat memastikan pukul bersama. Persiapan untuk upacara pengkebumian dilakukan malam ini.
Ashaari uzur sejak beberapa tahun ke belakangan ini tetapi masih boleh meneruskan perjaungan dakwahnya ke serata negara. Beliau sering mengadakan ekspedisi ke seluruh negara dengan melawati rangkaian perniagaanya.
Ashaari dilahirkan di 1937 di Kampung Pilin Negeri Sembilan. Berketurunan Boyan. Beliau menubuhkan jemaah dakwah Darul Arqam bersama beberapa orang kawannya sekitar tahun 1969. Jemaah berkenaan diharamkan pada tahun 1994 oleh Pusat Islam kerana mendakwa aurad Muhammadiah yang menjadi amalan Allahyarham sebagai sesat.
Sebelum menubuhkan Arqam sebagai gerakan dakwah, Ashaari pernah menyertai Pas dan bergiat dalam Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim). Beliau meninggalkan Pas kerana tidak bersetuju dengan beberapa pendekatan yang diambil oleh parti berkenaan.
Beliau meninggalkan tiga isteri dan puluhan cucu serta cicit serta ribuan para pengikut dan murid. Catatan kenangan saya bersamanya akan menyusul kemudian nanti. [wm.kl 8:20 pm 13/05/10]
Posted: 13 May 2010 05:34 AM PDT
98 dulu ummi hafilda kata azizan sampai merangkak sebab dijubo anwar..besar betoi barang anwar..sepol lak walau diliwat tapi tadak kesan tusukan..
aik? 10 tahun berlalu punai anwar besar kemuncup je ke sampai sepol tak pecah dara?
mana azizan sekarang?
patut ceritalah detik2 sedap syok atau sakit melelas waktu diliwat.
tapi anwar dibebas dari tuduhan kan?
maknanya azizan tipulah ye tak? azizan tak kena dakwa apa-apa pun atas kesalahan menipu. oh ya, azizan lepas tu telah ditangkap berkhalwat dengan ratu dan mengaku mengongkek ratu tu..ceh! kaki cret rupanya...pun tak kena sebat.
lepas tu ada mamat pereka fesyen nama mior mengaku gak kena jubor..
la ni mana senyap je..
sepol lak spendanya dijumpa kat rumah tunang dia..eik? spenda kat rumah tunang?
berbalik pada cerita tadi, patutnya azizan dan mior muncul hari ni menubuhkan kelab "Melawati" (Mangsa diLiwat anWAr hampir maTI)..
sapa lagi kena liwat?
Munawar Anees, Azmin, Sukma....
eh Ezam selamat tak kena liwat?
ezam tak cun atau ezam pandai nyorok dalam kotak?
mari kita nikmati lawak bahalol ini sambil makan ubi rebus.
p/s: jangan sangka aku tiru stail penulisan tukar tiub. sumpah dia tak pernah liwat aku atau sebaliknya.
Posted: 13 May 2010 04:06 AM PDT
Posted: 13 May 2010 02:58 AM PDT
Posted: 13 May 2010 03:04 AM PDT
Ashaari Muhammad - Dari Allah dia datang dan kepadaNyalah dia telah dikembalikan..
Al Fatihah buatnya.
Moga Allah merahmati dan mengampunkan dosa beliau.
Posted: 13 May 2010 05:04 AM PDT
Posted: 13 May 2010 03:31 AM PDT
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim argued that today's testimony by star witness Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan proved a high-level conspiracy against him.
Posted: 13 May 2010 03:20 AM PDT
ps- Any thoughts on Jelas' latest design? :)
A little late, but didn't want it to go 'unnoticed.'
There was some controversy over whether the IGP should apologise over the shooting of Aminulrasyid, as requested by the family.
I myself wasn't too clear on the matter until I started reading it a bit closer. I think I can now summarise as such:
- The IGP / Chief cop of Selangor / Home Minister said or insinuated that Aminulrasyid was a criminal, and had a parang in the car
- Obviously, none of this was ever proven
- Now, based necessarily on investigation papers by the police themselves, the government is charging Corporal Jenain Subi with homicide
- If Aminulrasyid was indeed a criminal or armed, then Corporal Jenain might have been justified in shooting him
- The charging of Corporal Jenain thus suggests that Aminulrasyid was neither a criminal nor armed, proving that anyone who said so was wrong, and should therefore apologise.
This may seem like a small matter, but imagine if your son got shot and killed, only to be unjustly called an armed criminal thereafter.
The arrogance of the authorities in refusing to apologise – quoting legal implications which in light of the above do not make sense – is sickening.
Throughout all these crises, one wonders: are we just trying to be police bashers and spread anti-cop hate?
I have attempted to explain at great length why this isn't so via my latest article in TMI, do have a read.
Posted: 13 May 2010 07:10 AM PDT
Posted: 13 May 2010 05:35 AM PDT
Air Force police illegally detain 14-year-old, relatives after allegations of theft.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 29 (CDN) — Local authorities on Monday (April 26) recovered a 14-year-old Christian girl from Pakistan Air Force (PAF) police who allegedly tortured her and her family for five days here as Christian "soft targets" over false theft allegations, sources said.
Islamabad police in predominantly Sunni Muslim Pakistan removed Sumera Pervaiz from a PAF hospital, where she was recovering from injuries that a doctor said could cripple her for life. Earlier this month, according to family and police sources, PAF police were said to have illegally detained her and members of her family after PAF Wing Commander Faheem Cheema, who had hired Sumera as a maid, found gold ornaments and other valuables missing from his home in PAF Colony, Islamabad.
Cheema filed a theft complaint with local police without naming any suspects, but without informing local officers the wing commander on April 15 allegedly directed PAF police to detain Sumera and four members of her family – Pervaiz Masih, Sana Bibi, Parveen Masih and Kala Masih – who live in PAF Colony in Islamabad. PAF police allegedly failed to inform local police about detaining the family.
Cheema has denied that he ordered PAF police to detain the girl and her family members. When District and Session Court Judge Mazhar Hussain Barlas ordered Sumera to appear at a hearing on April 22, she testified that on April 15 three persons who were not in uniform arrived at her house at midnight and detained her, her father Pervaiz Masih and the other family members. "For many days we remained in the custody of those people, who severely tortured me during their 'interrogation,'" she said.
When the judge asked her who had brought her to the PAF hospital, she replied that during questioning she had lost consciousness and later found herself in the hospital. "So I don't know who brought me there," she said. Because of injuries sustained during torture, Sumera is barely able to walk, said Dr. Nusrat Saleem of the PAF hospital. "Sumera is under treatment, we are trying our best, but unfortunately the reports indicate that she might not be able to walk for the rest of her life," Saleem told Compass.
The Pervaiz family's Roman Catholic parish priest, Samuel James, said that the theft accusation, illegal detainment and torture would not have happened to fellow Muslims. "I am really disturbed to see that this innocent family has been severely tortured by the police," he said. "They have been targeted because of their faith."
At the April 22 hearing, Sumera testified that as PAF police were questioning her, she saw her brother Imran Pervaiz also was there. The judge instructed the court to take note that PAF police had also taken her brother into custody. In denying that he had ordered PAF to detain Sumera and her family members, Cheema reportedly said, "I don't know anything about the illegal detention of the family, nor have I asked the police to interrogate them. They detained the family and tortured them on their own."
Inspector Saleem Khan of the PAF police, however, indicated otherwise. "Faheem's family expressed their doubts about Sumera and her family, saying they are Christians and don't belong in PAF Colony," he said. Initially police had tried to keep Sumera from testifying, with Station House Officer Mumtaz Sheikh telling the court, "Sumera's health doesn't allow her to come in the court, and she was therefore admitted in the PAF Hospital."
The family's attorneys, Jamila Aslam and Shamoona Javid, replied that their client was in the hospital because she had been tortured and requested that the judge direct that she be produced in court. Barlas so ordered, and a few hours later police brought her from the PAF hospital. It was the judge also who ordered that she and her family members be removed from PAF hospital custody on Monday (April 26).
Barlas also directed police to produce Sumera's brother, Imran Pervaiz, before the court, saying that failure to do so would result in an order for police to file a First Information Report against Cheema based on testimony by Sumera and her father. The judge also directed police to ensure that Sumera gets a medical exam, with the results to be shown to the court.
Christian organizations including Ephlal Ministry, Peace Pakistan, Protect Foundation, Life for All and others have condemned the incident. Ephlal Ministry Chairman Mehboob Alam has called on other Christian leaders to assist the family, as they have been evicted from their PAF quarters. Source
Posted: 13 May 2010 05:34 AM PDT
MALAYSIA'S proud experiment in constructing a multiracial society exploded in the streets of Kuala Lumpur last week. Malay mobs, wearing white headbands signifying an alliance with death, and brandishing swords and daggers, surged into Chinese areas in the capital, burning, looting and killing. In retaliation, Chinese, sometimes aided by Indians, armed themselves with pistols and shotguns and struck at Malay kampongs (villages). Huge pillars of smoke rose skyward as houses, shops and autos burned.
Firemen drew sniper fire as they attempted to douse the flames, and outnumbered police watched helplessly at times as the street gangs rampaged. One man, trying to escape from his burning car, was thrown back into it by a howling mob, and died. By the time the four days of race war and civil strife had run their course, the General Hospital's morgue was so crowded that bodies were put into plastic bags and hung on ceiling hooks. Government officials, attempting to play down the extent of the disaster, insisted that the death toll was only 104. Western diplomatic sources put the toll closer to 600, with most of the victims Chinese.
No Longer Satisfied. From its inception, Malaysia has been haunted by racial divisions. By tacit agreement, the Federation's 4,300,000 Malays under Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman wielded political power. Economic power was largely in the hands of Malaysia's 3,400,000 Chinese. There are also the 1,000,000 Indians and Pakistanis who make up the third major ethnic group. What made it all work was the Tunku's Alliance coalition, in which Malay, Chinese and Indian parties participated. But for some time the Chinese and Indians had feared that eventually they would be pushed out as laws favoring Malays for schools and jobs bore fruit.
The trouble began two weeks ago, when newly formed Chinese opposition parties cut heavily into the Alliance's majority in parliamentary elections. It became suddenly apparent that many Chinese were no longer satisfied with just economic hegemony, but wanted a protective share of the political power as well. Nothing was more surely calculated to frighten the Malays, in particular the Malay "ultras" (right-wingers), who have long preached the doctrine of Malaysia for the Malays. Alarmed, the ultras began to discuss ways of retaining control. At a Malay post-election meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Chinese onlookers began to taunt those in attendance. Infuriated, the Malays attacked. At least eight Chinese were killed and within 45 minutes fast-spreading riots forced the Tunku to clamp a 24-hour curfew on the capital.
Returning to Singapore. Struggling to restore order as the fighting mushroomed, the Tunku and Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak took power into their own hands. Parliament was suspended, as were constitutional guarantees. Total administrative power was taken by the newly formed, all-powerful National Operations Council headed by Razak, which proceeded to suspend publication of all Malaysian newspapers for several days. Arrests began. Ninety-three alleged terrorists were bagged in a swoop on a Chinese apartment building in Kuala Lumpur, and Razak reported that all Communists and known sympathizers were being rounded up. Razak and the Tunku blamed all the troubles on Communist China, which, they charged, had funneled large sums of money to Communist agitators in Malaysia. Later, however, the Tunku backed off slightly, and praised "loyal Chinese elements," adding that he had been mistaken when he blamed Chinese Communists for all the troubles.
As tensions eased late in the week, curfews were lifted long enough to allow householders to go out and buy food. The fires burned on, however, and there were still occasional racial clashes. For some time to come, Malaysia would be a bitterly divided society. Already many Chinese have given up hope: one senior government official spoke of abandoning everything in Kuala Lumpur and returning to his native Singapore. There was no doubt that if many others followed his example, severe damage to Malaysia's once-prospering economy would result. Beyond that was the question of whether the wounds opened last week would ever sufficiently heal to permit Malaysia's diverse peoples to resume their quest for a working multiracial nation. From Time
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