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Al-Fatihah

Monday, March 2, 2009

Big Blunder by Syed Hamid

Well, I must say with great relief that the gazette on the Internal Security (Prohibition on use of specific words on Document and Publication) Order 2009 has been revoked, effective today.

The Home Minister, Syed Hamid Albar admitted that there were mistakes made in the drafting of the Feb 16 gazette which stated that Christian publications could use the word “Allah” provided the words “For Christians” were clearly printed on the front cover.

Ok, Syed Hamid admitted that it was a mistake. However, it is still mind boggling how such a mistake could happen? It is a shame. A big blunder on the part of the Home Ministry in particular and the government in general. I wonder if Syed Hamid Albar will be reprimanded by his boss? Hmmm...even his boss made blunder...flip flopping.

Take a look at the exact wording of the Feb 16th gazette here:

Prohibition on use of specific words on document and publication 2. (1) The printing, publication, sale, issue, circulation and possession of any document and publication relating to Christianity containing the words “Allah”, “Kaabah”, “Baitullah” and “Solat” are prohibited unless on the front cover of the document and publication are written with the words “for christianity”.
(2) The words “for christianity ” referred to in subparagraph (1) shall be written clearly in font type Arial of size 16 in bold.
1. Well, looking at the exact wording of the gazette made me really wonder whether Syed Hamid read carefully the gazette before signing it or he just blindly signed it?

2. While Syed Hamid admitted his blunder, I wonder what was the purpose of having such a gazette at the first place?

3. If there were mistakes in the drafting of the gazette, what is the correct version?

To Syed Hamid, whatever excuse you may want to offer to the people, the damage has been done. The mistake is not in the drafting, but in having the stupid idea to issue the gazette at the first place.
In my previous posting, the title was "First Ban, Then Uplift with Condition, Next What? The answer to the question is Next Ban Again...

2 comments:

ijam said...

'Tiada tuhan selain Allah' - ucapan keramat manusia yg mengaku sbg Muslim dan mu'min..sebagai tanda bahawa Allah itu tuannya..hari ni manusia..tidak terkecuali yg muslim pun amat berani mengeluarkan kata2 yg boleh menyebabkan tercalarnya aqidah..bagi aku itu kata2 yang keluar tanpa beralaskan ilmu..kata2 dari mereka yg seolah-olah langsung tidak mempunyai hati dan sanubari yg berhubung dengan Allah..lebih membimbangkan lagi..jika ia datang dari lidah orang2 yang tidak pernah kenal Allah..MasyaAllah..benarlah seperti yang disebut oleh Rasulullah s.a.w..

ustazshafiee said...

man should know that he always monitored by God. and realizing man's responsibility before God in the judgment day.

Allah said:
It will be said to him): "Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day. Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear anothers burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)." (al-isra' : 14-15)