Saturday, January 31, 2015

The distorted believe, or what they want to believe about the 'real' Bumiputera...


It amuses me when some non-Malays are so inclined to claim that the 'real' Bumiputeras are the Orang Asli.

Yes, agreed. That they are Bumiputeras and are rightly deserving of such a status.


However, please be informed that in the days of old, when the emperor of China sent his emissaries to the Malay Peninsula, who did they 'kowtow' to?


Was it not before the Malay rulers? No, they did not prostrate themselves at the court of the alleged 'true' Bumiputeras. For the nomadic and itinerant lifestyle existed without a proper civilisation that could be understood as a country or state of government.


And so, it was before the Malay rulers that the likes of the Chinese, Indians and even British came to implore for favours and permission to trade or dwell.


Think about it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Alternative media, you say?

Hold it! Look at what the so-called alternative press are more inclined to highlight. It's smells nothing less than an agenda to struggle along the lines set, while remaining oblivious to the other issues.
They highlight Islamophobia, reckless liberalism, religious pluralism, labeling/linking of Islam to terrorism and the likes.
They rarely highlight the tragedy of the innocent, including women and children in Palestine and Rohingya, for example, but they are very much aware of the plight of the same elsewhere in the Middle East, so long as it can be used to the max as ammo to bash Islam.
They are swift to publish ideas and comments that attack alleged 'rigidity' of the religion - ideas that fortify and confirm accusations of Islam's perceived backwardness.
Considering such stance, it is easy to see where they are coming from...
-- LV

The illusion of Human Rights...

The times have changed. It is starkly staring us in the face. Why, we are even enveloped in it's wanting embrace, but save for a whimper here and there and questioning looks, we are still stuck fast to the norms of old.

We cry out for human rights, but we fail to move our senses in all directions to realise that such inalienable rights must weave, meander and mould their shape according to the provinces of human greed that never fail to alienate the helpless and powerless.

For us, that day in December lauded as a day to commemorate and celebrate human rights is a universal symbol set by the mortal and limited minds of men. We see equal sharing of almost everything as human rights, but that, surely is not so.

Times have changed but have we learned from the movement wrought by the sands of time? We think we have, for we think there should no dunes but a flat surface that we perceive as symbol of equality and fairness. No, we are mere mortals, the winds of time ravage and shape us. There is no stopping that almighty force.

Think.

-- LV