Friday, January 8, 2010


Three churches in Selangor were burnt today; one of it Metro Tabernacle Church, which NTV7 newscaster embarassingly pronounced "Tabernacle" as "taberna-klee" on its evening news. IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that the attacks may be linked to the recent "Allah" ruling. Hm. I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to actually realise that. He told reporters that "this is not a well-planned, coordinated attack so people should not be scared". Three attacks using molotov cocktails in about 12 hours. Not well-planned? Aren't we guaranteed under the Constitution?

There were protests also at several mosques across the nation after Friday prayers, with one of the assemblies participated by about 1000 people. Unlike other protests where the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) or water cannons with chemicals were involved, these protests were spared of violence. Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Razak said the protests were allowed as they were held within the premises of the mosques, but the IGP said they were illegal because there was no permit. Home Minister Dato' Hishamuddin said they were allowed, but he backtracked and pushed the responsibility to the IGP. Very messy and vague.

SMSes were circulated, targeting Christians; asking them to keep away Christian things for fear. If I did that, wouldn't I be like Peter? Wouldn't I be cowardly ashamed of my God?

Certainly, this is an outrage! Complete disrespect! Churches burnt, temples torn down, undercover journalists in a Catholic church investigating alleged apostasy, half-eaten Holy Communion photographed for all and sundry to see?

C'est la vie. Such is life. Life in Malaysia, that is.

1Malaysia? Hmph.


P/S: I'm also extremely mad because I was scheduled to go to KL for The Star Education Fair and also a mild dose of shopping with KJ. But no, these people want to demonstrate. I hate having plans interrupted. Basket.

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