President KEADILAN DR WAN AZIZAH ISMAIL UMNO Go ahead Dig your own Grave
Prophet Muhammad said “A word of wisdom is the lost property of a Muslim. He should seize it wherever he finds it.”Muslim nations intent on legislating morality through force should instead consider a story from their own Islamic tradition. According to a famous account from the early Islamic period, a man asked Prophet Muhammad for advice regarding the three vices he suffered from: falsehood, alcoholism, and fornication. Despite his utmost efforts, he could not rid himself of them.Prophet Muhammad said that if he promised to first give up falsehood, he would guarantee that his other two vices would also be eliminated. When the prophet inquired about his progress a few days later, the man gave an interesting report. He told the prophet that he has been about to indulge in consumption of liquor but postponed the idea because he would have had to lie to his fellow Muslims in order to conceal the act. A few days later he was tempted by fornication but eschewed for the same reasons. He had indeed removed all three vices by giving up falsehood.And falsehood is the prime indicator being measured by the Transparency International report.Transparency International released its 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, a ranking of all countries based on level of corruption. Malaysia fell down on the ranking to number 143. And only four out of the 48 Muslim majority countries made it above 50 on the overall ranking.But why should the Muslim world care about
Ambiga said Rais should know better than to make “wild accusations.” — file pic
Since spokespersons of B.N political parties spend a lot of time in the studios of noisy UMNO TV channels, they have all mastered the art of talking rubbish.Rais UMNO spokesman, who is sometimes on two TV channels at the same time (God knows how he does it!), decided to play Najib’s sidekick as he took on civil society activists at his media briefing. Obviously, Raise had left his brains at home (probably he thought he was going to a TV studio). Spitting fire at without naming her (an art that can be learnt only in the stables of umno),slammed Ambiga the social activist
when people like Najib Hitler and Mussolini grabbed power through manipulation — blackmailing and violent threats — in post-election scenarios. all fundamental rights of citizens were suspended, political leaders were thrown into jail, the press was muzzled, poor people were forcibly sterilized, human rights activists were tortured in jail, students were arrested and fired upon by the police. Yes, during that dark period, trains ran on time and telephones worked and government employees reached office on time, but the ISA was a big blow to Malaysian democracy as it shook the basic foundations of the institutions that make Malaysia a democratic country
US first lady Michelle Obama (right) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hand Ambiga the Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage, on 11 March 2009
Ambiga Sreenevasan is a colossus of intellect and integrity in the Malaysian legal fraternity. Ask any lawyer and they will tell you. Here is what Wikipedia has to say:
Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan (born 1956) is a Malaysian lawyer who served as the Malaysian Bar chairlady from 2007 to 2009.
In March 2009, she became one of the eight recipients for the 2009 Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage Awards. In the ceremony, the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented, “… Ambiga Sreenevasan, has a remarkable record of accomplishment in Malaysia. She has pursued judicial reform and good governance, she has stood up for religious tolerance, and she has been a resolute advocate of women’s equality and their full political participation. She is someone who is not only working in her own country, but whose influence is felt beyond the borders of Malaysia. And it is a great honor to recognize her and invite her to the podium.”
References: “Remarks by Clinton on International Women of Courage Awards”. America.gov. United States. 11 March. Retrieved 2 December 2009.