Why Malaysian politicos get worked up by a Bible written in jawi


Indonesians will be forgiven if they are flabbergasted by the news item below. That’s because in Indonesia there is lacking that narrow-mindedness that is so common among Malaysian, particularly Malay politicians who are unable to distinguish between religion, culture and language.

For you see, in Malaysia, race, and along with it religion and language, are politicised. The formula is simple: Malay(race)=Islam=Koran=Jawi=Malay(language) and anyone that says otherwise is seen as trampling in their underpants.

Hence the hullaballoo in Malaysia whenever they uncover any Bible translated into the Malay language, or in Jawi. Indoensians are too mature and diverse to believe that religion belongs to one ethnic group, race, or language. To them religion transcends the racial/language barriers.

Unspun thinks politicians such as Ibrahim Ali should get some intellectual development and maturity by visiting Indonesia, where the Bible is read mostly in the Indonesian language. In spite of this, Indonesian Muslims are in no danger of being proselytised en mass into some heathen religion.  The Indonesians know better than their Malaysian counterparts that the Islamic faith is made of more sterner stuff than the word.

This goes to show one again how secure the Indonesians are being themselves and how insecure the malaysians are in their faith, their race and where they stand in society. Pathetic and Ibrahim Ali wins a shit-for-brains tag from Unspun.

Malaysiakini: Ibrahim Ali: I didn’t intend to offend Christians 

Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali says his call to Muslims to burn the Malay-language Bible written in Jawi and using the word ‘Allah’ was not intended to hurt the feelings of Christians but that it was a reaction to those trying to violate the federal constitution.

The Independent MP for Pasir Mas explained to Utusan Malaysia that his call was to wake up those who tried to proselytise Muslims.

“We respect Christians and it was not my intention to offend or hurt the feelings of others. We have tolerated a lot.

“But when we voiced out our reaction to the action of a certain party that distributed Malay-language Bibles to students of a secondary school in Penang, many were angered,” the Umno-owned daily quoted Ibrahim as saying.

Full story: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/219603

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5 Responses to Why Malaysian politicos get worked up by a Bible written in jawi

  1. Hadi says:

    Why the Bible was written in Jawi????

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  2. RC says:

    Ah yes…hadi. Better not get it written in Jawi or else all Muslim will be easily be tempted to jump ship.They are too weak to control their urges of converting because it’s soo tempting like a piece of cheese burger at MCds. Quickly do something or they will fall into this trap , we need a government ban to control, the religious zeolot to help them,we need to cage the other muslim from seduction, lets burn the bible to show our anger, lets stop all this before its toooo late.. dumbass fanatics !

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  3. multibrand says:

    My experience in K.L in the ’80s shows that the government is quite strict in enforcing Islamic regulation. For example about “khalwat” i.e sexual intimacy (?), not just Malays but Chinese and Indians are also afraid doing it in a carpark.
    Whereas in Jakarta, only gang of thugs like the FPI or preman who would take action. Almost never heard about the police taking action on this matter.

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  5. I didn’t intend to offend Christians, but…ehm

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