Thursday, December 6, 2007

PAS dan Isu Kebebasan Beragama

Terlalu banyak diperkatakan tentang hak asasi manusia dan kebebasan beragama di negara kita sejak kebelakangan ini. Dakwaan orang-orang Hindu (melalui Hindraf) berhubung isu perobohan kuil-kuil mereka dan terbaru cadangan beberapa orang ahli parlimen UMNO supaya dibuang lambang-lambang Kristian seperti tanda salib dan patung di sekolah-sekolah tertentu telah menghangatkan lagi suasana politik negara yang telah pun sedia panas. Kadang-kadang kita rasa hairan bagaimana selepas 50 tahun memerintah, UMNO dan BN masih lagi terkial-kial mencari penyelesaian isu perkauman dan agama di tanah air kita. Malah tidak keterlaluan jika kita katakan bahawa macam ada satu agenda tersembunyi UMNO dan BN, acapkali rakyat menolak mereka maka mereka akan mainkan isu perkauman dan agama untuk menarik kembali sokongan kaum masing-masing.

Berikut cuba kita teliti kenyataan dan pengakuan pihak ketiga berhubung tindakan kerajaan Kelantan yang diterajui PAS berkaitan isu di atas.

Terdapat lebih daripada 30 buah kuil Buddha di seluruh Kelantan. Ini adalah agak pelik memandangkan penduduk Kelantan terdiri daripada 95% beragama Islam. Antara kuil yang paling popular ialah Wat Pothvihan yang terletak di Cabang Empat, yang menempatkan patung Buddha yang panjangnya 40m. Patung yang sedang berbaring ini dianggap antara yang terbesar di dunia dalam kategori yang serupa dan ia dikenali sebagai “the sleeping Buddha”. Wat Uttamaram pula yang terletak di Pasir Mas dianggap sebagai kuil Buddha tertua dan tercantik di Malaysia…..

(The most popular Buddhist temple in Kelantan would be the Wat Pothvihan near Cabang Empat, which houses the 40m long reclining Buddha (one of the largest of its kind in the world) draped in pink robes -- it is larger than the one in Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram in Penang. This statue took six years to build. It is known as the sleeping Buddha…..)

- Petikan daripada Wikipedia


Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Pengerusi Lajnah Perpaduan Nasional PAS telah menulis surat kepada Malaysiakini mengutuk tindakan merobohkan kuil Hindu di Kampung Rimba Jaya. Malah wakil PAS berkenaan telah menyatakan kekesalan yang amat sangat terhadap bagaimana kasar isu berkenaan ditanggani. Sesuatu yang menghairankan! Saya maksudkan, ini adalah PAS, Parti Islam Se Malaysia. Kuilnya pula adalah untuk penganut agama Hindu. Sepatutnya ia bukanlah perkara yang perlu mereka beri perhatian. Mungkin PAS bukanlah golongan yang 100% tidak boleh bertolak ansur sebagaimana yang cuba digambarkan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu. Kelantan, yang diperintah oleh PAS, juga menempatkan Wat Pothvihan, patung Buddha yang sedang berbaring terbesar di Asia Tenggara. Ada juga khabar angin yang tersebar bahawa PAS malah telah membenarkan kuil Hindu dibina di kawasan parlimen yang mereka baru menangi. Orang-orang Hindu telah cuba mendapatkan kebenaran daripada AP terdahulu, yang dari parti lain, bertahun-tahun lamanya tetapi gagal. Mungkin sudah sampai masanya kita melihat dengan lebih lanjut apa yang PAS ingin tawarkan kepada rakyat…..

(Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Chairman of National Unity Bureau of PAS had written a letter to Malaysiakini condemning the demolition procedures of the Hindu temple in Kampung Rimba Jaya. In fact, the PAS representative had expressed deep regret over the violent manner the issue was handled. Surprising isn’t it? I mean, this is PAS, the Islamic Party of Malaysia. The temple was of the Hindu religion. It is supposed to be no concern of theirs. Perhaps, PAS is not 100% intolerant as certain parties painted it to be. Kelantan, the state in which PAS reigns, houses Wat Photivihan, biggest reclining Buddha statue in Malaysia. There were rumours circulating that PAS even allowed a Hindu temple to be built in one of their newly obtained constituency. The Hindus were asking for permission from a previous MP of another party for years but to no avail. Maybe it is high time that people take a deeper look at what PAS has to offer for the people…..)

- www.sagaladoola.blogspot.com


Di Kelantan (di mana kami dibesarkan), kerajaan fundamentalis Islam PAS di Kelantan dan cawangan-cawangan PAS pun tidak pernah membantah kuil Sivan Hindu ditempatkan di tengah-tengah 99.99% kampong Melayu di Kota Bharu. Malah, Menteri Besar Kelantan telah meluluskan 1 ekar tanah tambahan berhampiran kuil Hindu yang sedia ada supaya kuil berkenaan dapat dibina dengan lebih teratur dan lebih besar kerana seluruh kampong Melayu terpaksa dipindahkan untuk memberi laluan kepada pembesaran Bandar Kota Bharu. Kuil Hindu yang baru ini sekarang berdiri megah di tengah-tengah Bandar Kota Bharu. Juga, Kuil Hindu Sri Maha Mariamman yang terletak di tengah-tengah kawasan kuat PAS di Tumpat, Kelantan yang dikelilingi oleh 99.99% orang-orang Melayu juga tidak pernah menghadapi sebarang masaalah…..

(In Kelantan (where we were brought up), even the fundamentalist Islamic PAS government in Kelantan and PAS branches had never objected to the Sivan Hindu temple being located in the midst of a 99.99% Malay village in Kota Bahru. In fact the said Kelantan PAS Chief Minister had granted a bigger one acre nearby land for this Hindu temple to be properly relocated built and expanded as the said whole malay village had to make way for the Kota Baru town expansion. This brand new Hindu temple now sits majestically in the heart of Kota Bahru town. Further, the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple in the fundamental Islamic PAS stronghold in Tumpat, Kelantan is also surrounded by 99.99% Malays but we never ever had problems…..)
- Hindraf in www.bangkit.net

Kerajaan yang diterajui PAS di Kelantan tidak pernah merobohkan satu pun kuil Hindu atau kuil Buddha. Malah, patung Buddha berbaring yang terbesar di Asia Tenggara bukanlah di Thailand tetapi di Kelantan, di Kampung Neting, Tumpat, di tempat saya dibesarkan. Kerajaan PAS tidak merobohkan kuil-kuil, hanya kerajaan UMNO yang merobohkan kuil-kuil…..

(The PAS-led government in Kelantan has not broken a single Hindu or Buddhist temple. In fact the largest sleeping Buddha in Southeast Asia is not in Thailand but in Kelantan in Kampung Neting, Tumpat, where I grew up. The PAS-led government does not break temples, only the Umno-lead government breaks temples…..)

- Uthayakumar in malaysiakini.com


Pernah pada satu hari MB Kelantan (Tok Guru Nik Aziz) telah mendapati salib di sebuah gereja di Kota Bharu telah tiada (yakni salib gereja tertua dan terbesar di Kota Bharu, Church of Our Lady Fatima). Lantas beliau pun bertanya kepada Dato Annuar Tan (EXCO Kerajaan Negeri) kemana perginya salib besar di atas gereja berkenaan? Rupanya Tok Guru perasan yang salib di gereja berkenaan telah tiada. Tok Guru mengarahkan Dato Annuar supaya menyiasat jika salib itu diturunkan atas arahan mana-mana pihak samada PBT atau kerajaan negeri, maka ianya mesti dinaikkan kembali. Setelah disiasat didapati bahawa pihak gereja yang menurunkannya untuk kerja-kerja pengubahsuaian…..

(It happens that one day, the CM of Kelantan, Tok Guru Nik Aziz found that a cross fronting the oldest church in Kelantan (Church of Our Lady Fatima) was missing. He immediately consulted Dato Annuar Tan (the state’s EXCO) on the cross’s disappearance. It is surprising that he noticed the cross was missing. Tok Guru instructed Dato’ Annuar to investigate if the cross was brought down upon instruction from local authority or state government, and if it is so then it must be reinstated. Upon investigation, it was found that it is the church authority which brought down the cross for some repair works…..)

- Hu Pang Chow, Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong PAS


Ini hanyalah sebahagian daripada testimoni pihak ketiga berhubung layanan baik kerajaan PAS Kelantan kepada kaum dan agama lain di negeri yang penduduk Islamnya melebihi 95%. Ini belum kita berbicara mengenai bagaimana PAS membantu sekolah-sekolah Cina dan menyelesaikan masaalah hakmilik tanah mereka dan lain-lain lagi. Semua ini adalah contoh praktikal yang telah ditunjukkan oleh PAS dan bukan retorik semata. Saya bersetuju dengan saranan saudara Sagaladoola bahawa sudah tiba masanya rakyat Malaysia meneliti betul-betul parti PAS dan segala tawaran mereka kepada rakyat.

Anak Bapa: Sejarah tidak akan menipu kita kerana faktanya tercatat jelas untuk dilihat semua. Peristiwa hitam 13 Mei umpamanya, memaparkan dengan jelas wajah sebenar PAS. Ketika peristiwa ini berlaku kebetulan PAS yang memerintah Kelantan. Di kala negeri-negeri yang diperintah UMNO berlaku pertumpahan darah sesama kaum, di Kelantan satu bulu roma kaum lain pun tidak disentuh oleh penduduknya majoriti Melayu Islam. Malah kerajaan PAS pada masa itu telah mengeluarkan arahan kepada penduduk Melayu Islam supaya melindungi kaum lain daripada sebarang ancaman dan bahaya. Ini satu hakikat yang tiada sesiapa boleh nafikan. Cuba kita ramai-ramai renungkan…..

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is not the first time I hear such an environment in Kelantan. Although I have never stayed there, some of my Indian friends who have stayed there have told me that the people of Kelantan are very respectful especially to other races. This indeed can be seen in their simplicity approach towards life. To me that friendly, respectful and mutual understanding society that every Malaysian citizen should be aiming for to have. If the same situation exists in every part of Malaysia, I strongly believe that a movement like Hindraf would not have or would not have been necessary to emerge. I am not saying that PAS is the best government but the way it treats its people especially non-muslims, makes me to look up on them. I just wish that a day will come where everyone in Malaysia is treated like the way the PAS government treats its people so that we will live happily and be proud to say that we all are Malaysians rather than Malaysian Indians or Malaysian Chinese or identify ourselves by any other ethnic group.

Shan.

heikal said...

if we want true equality in Malaysia I suggest that all of us wear similar mask and have out name replaced by numbers. Then no one is different.

heikal said...

UMNO Islamist Extremist in the Parliament

Recently one of the most heavily debated subject in the Parliament is the proposal to remove crosses, statues and other Christian religious symbols from missionary schools. This proposal is backed by Parit Sulong MP Syed Hood. His reason for the proposal is "Times have changed and we cannot allow Malays to look at the crosses and statues without any explanation".

Obviously when he said Malay he was referring to Muslims. Now to say that they cannot tolerated the fact of living in multi-religious society and they will end up as murtads (apostates) is truly insulting the Malays. This guy obviously an 'Islamist extremist' (one of the many in UMNO) whose perception of Islam is to pray five times a day, fast during Ramadan, perform the Hajj and then that is it. Then they went to heaven. That is how they see it: it is all about rituals, no values whatever.

If this guy so much a fanatic of Islam then he should have known that Islam allows other religion to flourish. And in fact, it is also in the Quran that embracing Islam is optional not mandatory, Allah will only punish for not believing in Islam in akhirat or afterlife which is after kiamah which is the end of the world. And if this guy is such a fanatic of Islam he should know of a story in Prophet Muhammad's days. Every time Prophet Muhammad goes to mosque to pray he passes this Jewish man. Every time he passes this Jewish man, the Jewish man throws a stone at his head till the head bleeds. One day the Jewish man was not there. The person that happened to be there told Prophet Muhammad that the guy is sick. Following that, Prophet Muhammed headed to the Jewish stone thrower's house to visit him and see how he was doing.

See that Syed Hood and other UMNO Islamist fanatics? That is inter-religious tolerance which is one of the many things Islam is about. I know all of you hold closely religion to your heart. But the act of reducing other religions in any form and demeaning them is not how you become a good muslim.

Anak Bapa, saya harap saudara post-kan artikel ini di blog anda, terjemahkan kepada bahasa malaysia jika mahu

Anak Bapa said...

Dear Heikal,

I concur with you on as far as religious freedom is concerned. Throughout history Islam has coexisted with all kinds of religions without any problem. In fact, under Islamic rule at that time, never for once the non-Muslims being victimised or treated unfairly. They have every right as citizen including the right to practise their religion and customs as they like.

FYI, most of UMNO Malays, including their leaders, are Muslim by name only. As such, they do not really understand true Islam. Their Islam is based on customs they inherited from their grandparents. We are also having problem with them in as far as explaining proper Islam is concerned. For example, simple issue like non-Muslim converting to Islam, need not change their name to Malay name or even "jadi Melayu" because Islam is a universal religion and does not belong to the Malay community alone. Even this small issue is unacceptable to them, what more when we start talking bigger issues.

For years they have been friends to non-Muslims (in BN) and yet they have failed to explain Islam accurately to their non-Muslim friends as well as understanding properly the religions of their non-Muslim friends. No proper dialogue was held to discuss inter-religious issues or even issues among Muslims. They are only good in bragging and whinning in their newspaper and tv on Islam which most of the time are wrong and causing major confusion to the non-Muslims. I personally believe, only by ousting UMNO and BN we can restore some hope to Malaysia and the rakyat.....

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