MARCH 1 – In extraordinary remarks today, Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat said the use of the term “bumiputera” smacks of racism and deprived other races of government aid.
His comments, made in Kota Baru today, will certainly spark debate, especially since it comes from a Malay leader who is widely respected even by his foes in Barisan Nasional and Umno.
In calling the term bumiputera racist, he appears to be drawing a clear line between his Pas party and the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) from that of Umno, which has been championing the special rights of Malays.
Nik Aziz’s remarks was made in response over growing criticism from the conservative spine of Umno against comments made by DAP’s Dr Boo Cheng Hau, the opposition leader in Johor.
Dr Boo was reported to have compared “bumiputeraism” with apartheid.
Umno leaders have demanded an apology from Boo, and say his comments were a challenge to Malay rights and the constitution.
Umno’s Utusan Malaysia also described Boo’s remarks as a part of DAP’s agenda to form a republic.
But Nik Aziz was reported by Bernama as saying today that not only did the term smack of racism but deprived other races sharing similar rights and having the same identity cards of government assistance.
“In an election, other races are allowed to cast one vote, so are the bumiputera," he said.
Nik Abdul Aziz said the government should form a body to manage aid for the poor in the country and not cater only for a single group known as the bumiputera.
“I don’t like the (use of the) word bumiputera. What I like is (use of the word) poor, for all races,” he added.
He said the poor, regardless of their race, should be given assistance.
His statement appears to be also in line with Anwar Ibrahim’s concept of “Ketuanan Rakyat,” or supremacy of the people, which has been used to diffentiate PR parties from Umno’s “Ketuanan Melayu,” or Malay supremacy.
Sumber: The Malaysian Insider
Saya faham apa maksud yang disampaikan oleh Tuan Guru tetapi BENDA-BENDA INILAH YANG AKAN DIJADIKAN BUKTI UNTUK DIJUSTIKASI OLEH ORANG YANG HENDAK MENGHAKIS HAK MELAYU DAN ISLAM!
"Tu Ulama' PAS kata camtu..."
Dan benda ini jugalah yang tertayang dalam kes penggunaan nama "Allah":
KOTA BHARU, March 1 – Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, the Pas spiritual leader and one of the country’s most respected Muslim leaders, said today that non-Muslims should be allowed to use the word “Allah.”
But he said it was up to the federal government to decide whether to allow its use by non-Muslims.
“I do not want to interfere in this matter. Let the federal government decide,” he was quoted as saying by the national news agency Bernama in Kota Baru today.
The Pas leader was responding to the intense debate over the Catholic newspaper Herald’s law suit against the federal government’s decision to ban the use of the word “Allah” in its publication.
Yesterday, the Home Ministry rescinded a government gazette issued a day earlier which allowed the conditional use of the word in Christian publications.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said a mistake had been made and the government’s ban remained in force unless the courts decide otherwise.
The government had recently ordered a ban on the Herald's Malay edition until the court makes its decision, as part of conditions for it to be allowed to continue publishing in English, Chinese and Tamil.
Muslim groups have been up in arms over the Catholic newspaper’s use of the word “Allah” and were particularly upset when the ban was rescinded on Friday.
These Muslim groups have argued that allowing Christians to use the word “Allah” would cause confusion among Muslims.
They are also suspicious about the intent of Christians, with some accusing churches of trying to use the word “Allah” to convert Muslims.
However, the Catholic Church says the word “Allah” is being used by its members, especially those in Sabah and Sarawak, who are fluent only in the national language.
They also contend that “Allah” is the accurate translation for the word “God” as opposed to “Tuhan” which they use to mean “Lord.”
The church has also pointed to the fact that the word “Allah” is also used by Christians in the Middle East and in Indonesia.
Sumber: The Malaysian Insider
Ramai diantara kita yang mengambil mudah kesan lanjutan daripada kenyataan ulama' yang cukup berpengaruh seperti Tuan Guru Nik Aziz. Dari satu sudut, ada yang baik dan dari satu sudut lain, kenyataan seperti ini akan dijadikan peluru untuk menembak umat Islam dari belakang oleh musuh-musuh Islam. Tak percaya? Cuba baca ruangan komen artikel dalam Malaysia Today ini dan ini.
Bila saya kata baca, bukan sahaja dengan mata tetapi AQAL! Teliti betul-betul tema, rungutan, cacian, perlekehan yang diutarakan oleh manusia-manusia yang suka melihat Islam tersungkur dari dalam. Tak pernah dalam sejarah kewujudan orang Melayu Islam di nusantara ini, bangsa kita dicaci, diperlekeh macam sampah! Macam mana kita benci dan menyampah kepada UMNO, selagi mana mereka solat, dan mengaku kalimah syahadah, mereka adalah MUSLIM dan SAUDARA KITA! Puak-puak ini rata-rata adalah orang Melayu yang keliru. Bukan setaraf dengan kafir harbi. Ini bab aqidah. Jangan main-main. Orang UMNO pun ada haq ke atas so-called para pendakwah. Orang Melayu Malaysia patut jenguk Melayu di Singapura macam mana hak mereka terhakis dan jati dir mereka sedikit demi sedikit di mamah oleh pengaruh yang disuntik musuh Islam. Kita jadi begini kerana kita lemah!
External decay happen due to internal decay! Just like a half life of an atom. It decays then it emits radiation! It is a two way process!
Musuh Islam, kafir harbi memang itu kerja mereka. Tak perlu risau dan bertanya mengapa mereka begitu tetapi kita ni, kenapa bagi ruang untuk mereka jadi begitu? Mengapa kita yang dedahkan kelemahan kita? Sebab itu ulama' zaman dulu berusaha keras menjaga kemaslahatan umat dengan MENDIDIK dan terus MENDIDIK.
Mind you, cyber space is a very potent medium in creating public opinions. Satu kenyataan yang samar-samar, boleh diputar belit menjadi alat untuk musuh Islam memecah belahkan kestabilan umat Islam. Ulama' harus menjaga al-masalih al-mursalah (public interest)!
Dan saya lihat, apabila Tuan Guru membuat kenyataan berkenaan BOLEH menggunakan nama "Allah" untuk orang Krisitian, mereka akan menjustikasikan kenyataan Tuan Guru untuk kepentingan mereka. Kalau tak faham lagi kenapa kita perlu BANTAH dariapa membiarkan orang Kristian menggunakan nama "Allah", saya akan quote hujah Dr. Khaliff Muammar secara verbatim di sini: