Here We Go Again!

I really wonder whether we will ever cross the finishing line to be a developed country if highly political and seditious matters are played on public grounds on regular basis, turning one Malaysian against another based on hearsays, political hidden agendas and highly charged emotions.

(It is ok to fight for one’s religion and beliefs but it should be a fight for the betterment of the mankind and not be used for political means.[Click to read the rest] “Here We Go Again!”

Religion 101: Daily Mantras, The Powerful Morning Prayers

(They say that we remember better if we put things down in writing and repeat it on a daily basis in form of a mantra)

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(One in the morning before leaving the house. Image source: http://www.britannica.com)

Bung Mokhtar may be stirred up a hornet’s nest with this but frankly speaking, there is some truth with what he has said.… [Click to read the rest] “Religion 101: Daily Mantras, The Powerful Morning Prayers”

Kojak Time

It is T minus 2 days…

(Still remember this show from the 80’s? Back then, we used to call anyone who is bald, Kojak! Image source: http://savalas.tv)

There are some prayers over the weekend for my son and we suppose to get him shave his head as a sign of “renewal” (or as a means of going through a purification ritual, so they say).… [Click to read the rest] “Kojak Time”

Man U & Islam

(The famous Red Devils’ logo – Image source: http://www.montrealgazette.com)

First it was the cookies, and then it was on yoga and now the football shirts? It looks like we have highly paid (with our money) civil servants with too much free time at their disposal.

I am not a Muslim and do not wish to indulge with any guidelines that may be issued by the authorities for the Muslims in Malaysia but then again, certain guidelines given does put Malaysia and Malaysians as whole in a strange, strange situation in the eyes of the international community.… [Click to read the rest] “Man U & Islam”

Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 7 – Visit To A Historical Temple

(One of the things to do in Chennai is to visit an ancient temple and we indeed managed to get this done. The main entrance to the 300 plus years old temple – Click for higher resolution photo here)

A trip to India will not be complete without a trip to the majestic and historical temples, right?… [Click to read the rest] “Trip to Amazing Chennai 2010: Part 7 – Visit To A Historical Temple”

Kali Mints

kali

(This is certainly insensitive to the Hindus around the world but in the western world, where there is freedom of expression and speech, being insensitive is not that too surprising)

From the website:-

Kali is a Hindu goddess that represents death, destruction, time and change. And what food comes to mind when you think of death, destruction, time and change?

[Click to read the rest] “Kali Mints”

Ignorance not a defence

In law, there is a maxim that states “ignorance of the law is not a defence”

(The magazine story obtained after 2 reporters went undercover and make a mockery of themselves and the notion of tolerance to other religion and fellow Malaysians. Image source: http://asiancorrespondent.com/)

As we all aware, there is this story of two Al Islam magazine Malay Muslim journalists who had infiltrated the Catholic Church to investigate the authenticity of news that there are many young Malays who have apostatized from Islam and attending church services at a church near the Puduraya Terminal, here in Kuala Lumpur.… [Click to read the rest] “Ignorance not a defence”

PKR vs PKR

(MP Zul in thick of action when Bar Council held interfaith discussion in 2008. Image source: http://just-mythots.blogspot.com)

A rather unbelievable Q&A, in UMNO controlled NST, from PKR’s Zulkifli Noordin – the MP for Kulim Bandar Bharu.

So they needed a candidate and (Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim called me up, asking me to contest.

[Click to read the rest] “PKR vs PKR”

Lost for words!

(The word that prompted violent reaction by some people – Image source: http://idahostatesman.com)

A sad day for “1Malaysia”….

Coming from abroad and in hunger of Malaysian famed food, I took the family for some shopping and lunch recently and was greeted by a sight of 2 old friends from different background and culture meeting, I guessed, after a long time.… [Click to read the rest] “Lost for words!”

Temples vs Schools

Actually this is something that me and my cousin have in our minds for some time now…

(Having beautiful temples is good but having better educated students is better – Image source: http://media.merchantcircle.com)

This will be, in my opinion, one of the best ideas to come when it comes to our fellow Indians’ behaviour with donation money and temples.… [Click to read the rest] “Temples vs Schools”

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