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PAS MP visits Shah Alam church

Christian and the GE

Before I move on to the main topic of this blog, I wish to share a link given by Jinny. I bought the DVD titled “The Christian and the General Election: Core Issues” because ….oh well, you find out the reasons yourself. LOL.

I got it within the next day and I must say I am terribly pleased with the kind of efficiency from a local website. I paid the DVD by Paypal and it was delivered to me the next day by Pos Laju.

In our Catholic newsletter, we also have a list of MPs who are Catholics. Frankly speaking, it is irrelevant what religious faiths our politicians are as long as they serve with a heart and have the sincerity to help the poor, downtrodden and weak. Be it Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, freethinker, Sikhism, Christian or otherwise.

But as a Christian, I do have that little leap of joy in my heart to discover that some of the politicians I looked up to are Christians. In fact, I went, OMG, really, this guy is a Christian? He had been serving the community in Penang and never seem to get tired of being dissed year after year. (re : Chow Kon Yeow) Then, I found Ngeh is also one and I feel, “OIC…he seems so cool inspite of all those heated protests etc.”

Now, I am not being condescending but in order for us to claim to be followers of Christ, we need that little affirmation. We have to have some role models we look up to. Those people who somehow had struggled through hard times, helping the needy, sacrifice themselves and going out of the normal path of luxury and fame do have that extra push call ‘faith’. Faith does not necessary means my faith but it could be any other religion.

If you are a Christian, do find out what Lim Guan Eng said about Joshua and the walls of Jericho. The forum was held in January 2008, long before the election and now, looking back, you can shout Alleluia! The quality of the DVD is very clear and it has been snipped into small parts for easy viewing. (no, I won’t burn a DVD for you, you sendiri order yourself)

HERALD

Now, the latest Herald featured this :

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PAS MP visits church in Shah Alam. I will not quote anything because this newsletter is for private circulation amongst Catholics only. But this is one of the best news I have read from The Herald with regards to politics and the Malaysians. I want this to become the norm whereby people have no animosity against other faith, race or anything like that. For so many decades, we have been fed a lot of stuffs about PAS. But are they really that or is it just a MSM spin?

We shall have to wait and see. We shall have to pray that the three main coalition parties of Pakatan Rakyat will not have personality clashes.

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I hope you can read the positive vibes from the PAS MP for Shah Alam towards the Christian community. There is another photo of PAS members in their white caps sitting with the parishioners (church folks) further down in the newsletter but I shall not post it for fear Menj get into a seizure and froth from his mouth. You know him lah, half naked man swinging from a cross and all. πŸ˜› (this is a private joke, ok? don’t get offended)

So, I hope the new Pakatan Rakyat will help to bring us all closer together instead of being fearful of each other.

PAKATAN RAKYAT

BTW, I read from Malaysiakini that Pakatan Rakyat is going to hold a huge ceramah in Batu Kawan on Monday. I want to go! But details are not finalised yet because apparently MPSP (the council in Seberang Perai) is giving them the run around.

MPSP sekat ceramah Pakatan Rakyat?
Apr 5, 08 1:44pm
Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPPP) didakwa cuba menghalang program ceramah Pakatan Rakyat yang dijadualkan Isnin depan.

Ceramah itu akan disertai ketua menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng, timbalannya Mohd Fairuz Khairudin, presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang dan naib presidennya Mohamad Sabu.

Menurut laporan Harakahdaily.net, ia pada awalnya dijadualkan diadakan di stadium Batu Kawan tetapi terpaksa dibatalkan dengan alasan perlawanan bola sepak akan berlangsung di situ.

Yes, this is a very Yehsou-ish talk. It is a Sunday, after all.




11 Responses to “PAS MP visits Shah Alam church”

  1. Wah, we really have next-day delivery service in Malaysia ah! Kudos to them!

  2. Yeah, I hope there will be no more crude jokes about PAS = Taliban. I already have my fair share of that name-calling (because I am a PAS supporter/member) before the victory of Pakatan Rakyat. Does not seem to be a fad to call PAS a Talibanistic party these days, thank God.

    – MENJ

  3. i met a friend from KL after the elections. He said the new PAS people are more liberals. The conservatives are commonly around Kelantan area but the modern upbringing ones are around West coast who wants to modernize the Islamic world and perspective without being biased towards other religions in this country.

    see, what i learned from Christians abroad – both USA and Egypt – the Coptic church; was that if the people tend to segregate themselves and close up their eye and minds from learning about different culture, there shall be no understanding and tolerance.

    Without those 2, how are we able to live harmoniously in a such multiracial and multicultural nation? I hope that people in this country aren’t overly influenced by the propagandas by significant someone especially from Rembau. Fear about one another and keep hating each other?

    I myself have been to churches, temples, mosques and even synagogue. there is nothing wrong entering those holy places, and its even tranquil. my mum don’t stop me from going – its part of learning process in life to learn about other people in this world.

  4. Read about this article at MT and I must say I nearly jumped for joy for the sake of uniting Malaysians ! Goshhh why must we keep harping on the race based thingy , we are ANAK BANGSA MALAYSIA ! Heard this about the “KELUAR” ex MP,during his last GE Campaign during his walkabouts to gather support ( JERAI FYI ) the voters there told him > Bagi 3 Ribu kita semua balik Tong Shan ! < πŸ˜›

  5. Last i read the Monday rally in Sungai Dua (dunno Butterworth or Island wann). If confirmed can post here arr cos all my Gfs also wannn to go , still itching to hear those juicy ceramahs. Ngeh Kor Ming coming or not , this guy talk , i sure shout,laugh and clap ( till blisters also nvm ) Hoe Leow la this chap ooops YB now ..

  6. Before the 12th GE, I had fear of a PAS-branded Islamic state. But ever since the heated launch of GE campaigns, my opinions regarding them changed drastically. When I say drastically, I really mean it! I once vowed nvr to vote for PAS or any Islamist party (even though I hate UMNO, I wudn’t vote for PAS too), but now I would! That’s the evil of being fed by brain-washing UMNO propaganda!

    I’m also glad that PAS has soften their stance in pursuing an Islamic state, and put more concern in fighting for the social welfare of Malaysians regardless of race and religion.

  7. To dispel the unwarranted fear of PAS, DAP used to organize 1D/N trip to Kelantan for Penangites in those years. Those who went came back very impressed.

  8. 9pek9bo – Wuah…got rombongan wannn. I want to follow.

    kyh – Most of what we had been fed are from the MSM and I hope we can finally see some improvements. *keeping fingers crossed*

    BEH – I will look out on the announcement but so far, nothing lah. They go pak-hai, so far away.

    BEH – Hahaha, Tiga ribu enough to balik Tongsan kah? One way ticket, enuff lah hor?

    azhan – Yalor, once we are exposed to everything, we become much steady and firm in our belief, kan? Not like we can easily be swayed.

    MENJ – I really hope the new batch of batch of MPs from PAS will once and for all show us what UMNO has failed to do.

    Bryan – Yalor, si beh efficient.

  9. Hi Lilian,

    You going to the ceramah in Dewan Besar Sungai Dua, Butterworth at 9pm tonight? Details as below.

    http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13753&Itemid=28

    If you go, can video record and post it youtube or not.. kam sia.

  10. Paul – Thanks. But I doubt I can go lah. See how lah.

  11. “[…] There is another photo of PAS members in their white caps sitting with the parishioners (church folks) further down in the newsletter but I shall not post it for fear Menj get into a seizure and froth from his mouth. You know him lah, half naked man swinging from a cross and all. (this is a private joke, ok? don’t get offended). […]”

    :mrgreen: Wahahaha, you just couldn’t resist a swipe at that guy.