YABhg U-Turn Mahathir

There is only one thing that has more U-Turns than the Jitra-Bukit Kayu Hitam stretch of the North-South Highway.

It is called YABhg U-Turn Mahathir.

He has made so many u-turns on so many of his previous stands that if he was walking instead of talking it would seem like he is suffering from Alzheimer’s but only with the memory intact.

The latest about turn was on BR1M where he said the Opposition would continue to disburse BR1M if it comes to power when just days before he said that BR1M is a form of bribery and is Haram.


Reeling after being caught with his langoti down the seemingly old but mulish Republican of Indian-descent trained his sight on Johor, lambasting HRH The Sultan of Johor for the sale of Forest City properties to investors from China specifically.

The Sultan struck back running the old Republican into the ground.

If you watch ‘The Roadrunner Show’ Wile E Coyote would always get up, brush himself, and continue executing his dastardly plans. Only that in this case it is more damaging than cute.

Mahathir got up and returned salvo even challenging for him to be arrested for lèse majesté.


It was expected of Mahathir who habitually treats the Royal institution as an equal much like Chin Peng who regarded himself an equal to a Prime Minister when addressing former Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi only as Home Minister or Minister.

A letter from Chin Peng to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Anyway the spat between HRH and HUT (Habitual U-Turn) is not what I was interested in.
I am more interested in Mahathir’s claim that his 22-year dictatorship never once saw blood being spilt.

Another example of Mahathir’s Alzheimer’s while having his memory intact

I still remember watching the BBC on TV in Mecca during the Haj season featuring on racial clashes in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya in March 2001 that went on for days that resulted in the death of six people with scores injured.

Was that not during Mahathir’s administration? Or was that during Tun Razak’s watch?

And what about the near-tragedy between Malays and Chinese in 1987 that ended with Ops Lalang being executed? Who was the Prime Minister who had allowed the situation to spiral almost out of control? Tun Hussein Onn?

Even as late as 2013 before they became bosom pals, Lim Kit Siang was still labeling Mahathir a racist.


So YABhg U-Turn Mahathir s/o Mohamad, you were wrong when you coined the phrase ‘Melayu Mudah Lupa‘ as this Melayu has never forgotten the 22 years you ruled this country with an iron fist, dividing and conquering and then leaving the cohesiveness of the people of this nation in tatters.

As a result the openness introduced by your successor allowed the minorities marginalised during your reign of terror to now question or attack anything that is Malay, Islam or even linked to the Rulers Institution.

The only person who seems to have forgotten your wrongdoings is you yourself.

Go learn from the Malay adage “Memaku dulang paku yang serpih.”

Alas, you are not Malay to understand what that means.

Wahyu Tokong

Saya suka bila tokoh-tokoh pembangkang bersuara atau membuat janji-janji yang mereka ketahui tidak akan ditepati.

Sebagai contoh di atas, Ketua Menteri yang telah didakwa sebagai korup di dalam mahkamah berjanji bukan sahaja untuk menghapuskan GST yang telah banyak membantu negara semasa kemurungan ekonomi global malah menghapuskan kutipan tol Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan serta Jambatan Pulau Pinang Pertama.

Penghapusan kutipan tol tersebut akan menelan belanja sekitar RM30 bilion wang pembayar cukai untuk membayar pemegang konsesi lebuhraya tersebut.

Perjanjian konsesi lebuhraya-lebuhraya di Malaysia dibuat semasa di bawah pentadbiran Pemerintah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, U-Tun Mahathir Mohamad.

Ini juga bermakna wang para pembayar cukai di negeri Sarawak yang bakal menerima sebuah lebuhraya bebas tol akan turut digunakan untuk membuat pembayaran tersebut.

Saya agak teruja ingin mengetahui apa perasaan rakyat terutamanya para pembayar cukai negeri Sarawak mengenai janji yang dibuat oleh Lim Guan Eng itu.

A Birthday Story

My father after receiving his Doctorate of Law honoris causa from his alma mater the University of Buckingham in March 2012

He was born 78 years ago and named after the man whom had helped made the marriage between my grandparents possible.

Although he was the apple of his father’s eye, he was brought up to be independent as quickly as possible – a method you and I would later understand as you continue to read this story.

At seven, his father said to him “Haniff! Tomorrow you go to the school and enrol yourself. If anyone asks, just tell them you are Omar’s son!”

Alone my father went; and because others had their parents with them, no one saw Haniff. As the school was about to be closed for the day, the teacher saw him sitting alone and asked, “Who are you and why are you here?”

“I am Omar’s son,” he replied.

“Good God!” the teacher exclaimed. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”

One day, his father said, “Haniff, a week from now you will not have any backbone.” My father didn’t know what that meant.

His father worked at the district office and was the Billiards Champion. A week later he was going to defend his title.

Earlier that night, the family had dinner together. After dinner, his father walked down the stairs to his bicycle, ready to leave for the Billiards Club.

My father went after his father and wished, Good luck, Dad!”

My grandfather looked up, smiled and replied, “Thank you, son. Where I’ll go I will need all the luck.”

His father suffered a heart attack defending his title. Exactly a week after the prophetic message he told my father.

When my 13-year old father heard the news he ran barefooted to look for his father first at the hospital, then at the Billiards Club. He saw his father being laid down on the bench with onlookers encircling.

The last time he held his father’s hand when his father was alive was inside the ambulance when a hand dropped and my father lifted it back up.

My father never left the side of his father’s body inside the mortuary, and slept very little for fear that someone would take the body away while he was asleep, and for fear that he might miss the opportunity to be with his father for the last time.

As a result he became insomniac, sleeping three hours a day at most, till now. His insomnia allowed him to read and read.

From that point onwards he was the man of the house, and had to be independent.

And that led him to be who he is today.

Happy 78th birthday, Ayah. I can never top the greatest way a son could ever love his father the way you love yours but I love you with all my heart nevertheless.

Thank you for being the greatest father this son could ever have.

Pembohong Bersiri Kembali Lagi

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Juara Pembohong Bersiri, Rafizi Ramli pada hari Ahad telah memulakan siri pembohongannya kepada warga FELDA di Sungkai.  Di dalam majlis tersebut Rafizi berkata kepada lebih kurang 300 orang yang hadir pada malam tersebut bahawa hutang FELDA kian bertambah dan kerajaan akan menggunakan wang peneroka untuk melangsaikan hutang tersebut.

Saya masih menunggu laporan polis mengenai FELDA yang dijanjikan oleh Rafizi Ramli.  Dua Khamis berlalu sudah namun salinan laporan polis pun masih belum kelihatan. Masakan sesuatu yang begitu penting bagi kesejahteraan warga peneroka FELDA khususnya dan rakyat Malaysia amnya boleh dilupakan Rafizi?  Bagaimana jika saya katakan bahawa Rafizi langsung tidak mempunyai niat untuk membantu warga FELDA dan apa yang diwar-warkan oleh beliau hanya pembohongan semata-mata?

Jangan kita lupa, pada tahun 2016 sahaja beliau telah empat kali didapati bersalah di mahkamah dan pernah juga disabitkan dengan kesalahan memfitnah sebelum-sebelum ini:

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Pembohongan Rafizi mengenai FELDA hanyalah bersandarkan laporan kewangan FELDA bagi tahun-tahun 2013 dan 2014.  Beliau mencanangkan bahawa pada tahun 2013 FELDA telah kerugian sebanyak RM1.9 bilion manakala pada tahun 2014 pula kerugian yang dialami FELDA adalah sebanyak RM1 bilion.

Sudah tentu warga FELDA akan melompat.  Ini menunjukkan betapa teruknya pengurusan FELDA hingga mengalami kerugian sepanjang masa.  Namun, adakah itu gambaran sebenarnya?

Ini adalah sebab Rafizi hanya bercerita mengenai 2013 dan 2014.

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Apa yang Rafizi tidak cerita ialah pada tahun 2011 FELDA telah membuat sedikit keuntungan iaitu sebanyak RM174.15 juta tetapi telah membuat keuntungan sebanyak RM5.757 bilion. Kita boleh lihat juga pada barisan yang pertama, pendapatan FELDA telah meningkat selama empat tahun berturut-turut termasuk pada tahun-tahun yang dicanangkan oleh Rafizi.

Begitulah jahatnya Rafizi. Kerugian dia cerita. Keuntungan disenyapkan. Asalkan kemarahan warga peneroka ditimbulkan hanya untuk memenuhi cita-cita politik keji beliau.

Keuntungan yang diperolehi FELDA pada tahun 2012 adalah akibat penyenaraian FELDA Global Ventures (FGV) pada tahun tersebut. Perjanjian Pajakan Tanah FELDA selama 99 tahun oleh FGV juga menentukan sebanyak RM250 juta dibayar kepada FELDA setahun.  Dalam pada itu, FGV juga dikehendaki berkongsi 15% keuntungan pengoperasian yang diperolehinya dengan FELDA.

Ini bermakna secara keseluruhannya tidak kira sama ada FGV meraih keuntungan atau mendapat kerugian, FELDA tetap akan menerima RM250 juta campur 15% keuntungan pengoperasian FGV.  Itulah sebabnya pada baris pertama rajah di atas anda boleh lihat pendapatan FELDA kian meningkat.

Bagaimana pula dengan kerugian dua tahun berturut-turut?

Sebagai sebuah badan berkanun, FELDA menggunakan standard perakaunan asas tunai yang diubahsuai dan bukan perakaunan akruan tulen yang digunapakai oleh syarikat-syarikat swasta.  Disebabkan itu penanaman semula kelapa sawit dan juga kebajikan berupa perumahan untuk warga FELDA adalah dikira sebagai perbelanjaan.

Ini ditambah pula dengan penurunan harga minyak sawit mentah (Crude Palm Oil Price) pada tahun-tahun tersebut.

Penanaman semula adalah amat penting bagi menentukan kesinambungan kesejahteraan para peneroka FELDA. Pokok yang tua tidak dapat memberi jumlah pengeluaran yang dikehendaki.

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Apabila penekanan terlalu diberikan oleh seorang mantan Perdana Menteri kepada pembinaan mercu tanda seperti KLCC,pengeluaran kereta yang merugikan dan lain-lain, penanaman semula kelapa sawit tidak dilakukan maka pada tahun 2009 kita dapat lihat penurunan pengeluaran minyak sawit di rajah yang dikeluarkan oleh Amerika Syarikat di atas.  Di sebabkan faktor inilah pokok-pokok tua tidak lagi mampu mengeluarkan buah sebanyak yang diperlukan.

Akibatnya pendapatan FELDA dan para peneroka terjejas.

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Kita dapat lihat pada tahun 2012, lebih 50% pokok kelapa sawit adalah berusia lebih 21 tahun (ditanam lewat tahun 1980an dan permulaan 1990an).  Disebabkan kelapa sawit adalah merupakan tanaman saka, kesan akibat tiada penanaman semula dijalankan secara agresif hanya dapat dilihat kini, iaitu dalam zaman pentadbiran Najib Razak.

Pun begitu, langkah-langkah penanaman semula telahpun dijalankan di bawah pentadbiran Najib Razak untuk menentukan pendapatan untuk FELDA dan para penerokanya akan terus bertambah.  Ini dapat dilihat dari penurunan jumlah pokok berusia lebih 21 tahun dan penambahan pokok-pokok berusia di antara 0-3 tahun hingga 4-9 tahun.

Maka, janganlah dipercayai pembohongan Rafizi Ramli.  Anda bersusah sedikit sekarang untuk meraih keuntungan yang lebih di masa hadapan.  Sudah memang menjadi tugas Rafizi untuk berbohong dan menghasut rakyat membenci kerajaan.  Itu yang diakuinya sendiri.

Kemudian beliau boleh pula bertanya kenapa beliau dipenjarakan sedangkan beliau hanya melawak?

The joke is on Rafizi

 

The Blow Jobber

Rafizi looks like this. Happy lying through his teeth. Image courtesy of http://aku-tak-peduli.blogspot.my/2013/05/the-ugly-chinaman-sebuah-karya-bo-yang.html

After being exposed lying about the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (which I will soon be writing about just to further leave this liar totally naked), Rafizi the Legally-Certified Serial Liar has promised a ‘huge expose‘ on FELDA.

This exposé, like the others before it, will just be another blow job performance by the serial liar, not a whistleblower job as it does not fall within the requirements of the Whistleblower Act.

Therefore it is just a meaningless exposé meant only to fluff his readers and followers.

If my memory serves me right, he promised on the 27th December 2016 to make a police report on Najib Razak and the FELDA Board Members on the 29th December 2016. It is three days short of a fortnight since he made that promise that has yet to be fulfilled.

So we all know what that means. He needs more time to plan his next lie.

When he blows it, only a group of people would like false enjoyment. Most would just treat it with disgust.

Tanggang Bin Ali Buat Hal Lagi

Siapa ingat kisah di atas? Baru lebih empat tahun dulu Azmin di anggap seperti Si Tanggang oleh ibu kandungnya sendiri.

Namun, kesemuanya kelihatan baik dan sempurna setelah Azmin menjadi Menteri Besar setelah Abdul Khalid Ibrahim digulingkan oleh rakan-rakan separtinya sendiri melalui Kajang Move.

Sejak itu, Azmin dilihat menjadi semakin lantang bersuara terutamanya dalam usaha memburukkan kerajaan pusat.


Azmin sebenarnya ingin mengukuhkan kedudukannya untuk menghadapi serangan dari dalam parti terutamanya dari kem Wan Azizah. Oleh sebab itu beliau perlu menunjukkan betapa beliau lebih layak menjadi presiden partinya berbanding Wan Azizah yang tiada sebarang pengalaman selain menjadi tempat Anwar Ibrahim meletakkan kakinya semasa duduk berehat.

Mungkin Azmin telah mendapat restu ibunya dan telah berbaik semula dengan adik-beradiknya.

Malang sekali bagi Che Tom Yahaya yang berumur 82 tahun dan kini sakit teruk, kejatuhan matawang Ringgit yang dibuat bising oleh Azmin bermakna beliau wajib bercuti di London untuk Boxing Day sales kerana ianya lebih penting dari kesihatan ibu kandungnya itu.

Lihat sahajalah luahan adiknya Ummi Hafilda.


Patutlah negeri Selangor ni semakin parah keadaannya. Menteri Besar hanya pentingkan dirinya sendiri.

2017 Is Going To Be A Gay And Happy Year

Almost 20 years ago, Mahathir appeared on international TV talking about his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim and his sexual tendencies.  Mahathir went on to describe what would now be termed as “too-much-information” the acts committed by Anwar with his sex partners.  It was definitely a gay time for Mahathir (pun not intended) having control of the media and running down his then protégé.  As a matter of fact, Mahathir repeated his stand against homosexuality in 2014.

Gay people are not believers of Islam, said Mahathir
Gay people are not believers of Islam, said Mahathir

Last year, Mahathir did an about turn by showing his support for the release of Anwar Ibrahim, the man he put into jail and accused him of being gay.  This was a surprise to many knowing that Mahathir is a man who would never bend over (again pun not intended) for anything, but bend over he did for Anwar.  To political observers, his move was perhaps to ensure that he remains relevant in the current struggle for power and not disappear into the oblivion.

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Together with his son Mukhriz and daughter Marina he continued his relentless attacks on the Najib administration like nobody’s business no matter how stupid it looks, hiding behind the laurels of his past to justify his unbecming behaviour.

Another member of his family has just entered the fray by attacking Najib Razak on his Facebook account. Mazhar Mahathir, an adopted son of Mahathir since 1983 saw it fit to join in the fray perhaps to be recognised as a true Ben Mahathir.

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He wrote above:

“Owh, and in response to Najib: YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM AND YOU ARE AN APOSTATE! SO DON’T GO THINKING THAT YOU ARE A MUSLIM!!!!”

The above has been shared over and over again on Facebook and it finally made it to my wall after being shared by a Facebook acquaintance.  Of course I wondered how great a Muslim this Mazhar is. And I found the following from a Chinese person’s Facebook account:

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I don’t read Chinese characters but the name Mazhar Mahathir and the word Gay appeared in what I think is the same sentence.  So, digging further I found the following being shared by others:

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If this was 2014, wouldn’t Mazhar be labelled a non-Muslim by his foster-father?  Which brings me to the question: did Mahathir make peace with Anwar because of his foster son instead of political cooperation?

Anyway if you are wondering which one is he? Since all the pics are in vertical profile, it’s the guy always behind the other (and again no pun intended).

HE'S THE HUBBY
HE’S THE HUBBY

Oh! This is going to be an interesting year.

Defence: Challenging Times Ahead

The 18th Chief of RMAF flanked by his Deputy and Commanders at a press conference after delivering his Prime Directives
The 18th Chief of RMAF flanked by his Deputy and Commanders at a press conference after delivering his Prime Directives

I want all of us to work together to see how best can we meet our objectives even with budget constraints,” said the 18th Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), General Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM to the officers, men and women of the RMAF after delivering his Prime Directives as the new Chief of RMAF.

General Affendi did not mince words when speaking to the audience about the tough times that the RMAF will face. “We must ensure that our assets and people are prepared and competent to undertake these challenges without compromising the integrity of the sovereignty of our nation, and at the same time be able to service the general population in times of need,” he added.

General Affendi thanked his predecessor General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Roslan bin Saad TUDM who has just retired for leaving a solid foundation for the former to work on to ensure that the RMAF remains relevant to the nation.

General Affendi then outlined the focus areas of his Prime Directive – Preparedness, Effective Maintenance Culture, Magnificent Human Capital Development, Technological Migration, Excellent Management Culture and Welfare.

Stressing especially on human capital development General Affendi said that trained next generation air force’s (AF-NG) personnel need to possess traits like intelligence, analytical, robust, IT-savvy, forward thinking and innovative. For this to be achieved, competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) will be given to all levels of personnel.

Speaking to reporters after the ceremony General Affendi stressed that CBTA will complement real-life competency requirements, especially for the front-line pilots whose skills need of certain competency-level.

The budget constraints will no doubt hamper us from carrying out many things. However, the RMAF has been thinking outside the box and have been adapting to the situation by emphasising on technology such as the use of simulators to complement actual flying for the pilots. This would allow us to maintain our levels of skills and readiness even with a dwindling budget,” he said.

At no time will the RMAF allow for anything that would cause to undermine the sovereignty of the nation. That is the reason we exist and that is our main objective,” he said in reply to questions on budget constraints as well as the development in the South China Sea.

On the question of the floods in the East Coast of the Peninsular, General Affendi said the RMAF is closely monitoring the developments. As of yesterday, a EC-725 helicopter has been deployed to the Gong Kedak Airbase to assist with flood relief operations if needed.  More helicopters will be deployed depending on how the situation develops.

RMAF EC-725 helicopter in action during the floods in the East Coast in 2014
RMAF EC-725 helicopter in action during the floods in the East Coast in 2014

On LIMA ’17, General Affendi said that the planning had commenced a year ago and the RMAF is committed towards providing the best air show.  Foreign air display teams have been invited. However, there is no confirmation from any of the teams invited as of today.

On the question of assets procurement General Affendi stressed that although there is a budget constraint the Government has allowed the RMAF to plan for assets procurement including the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft.  These assets would be procured once the budget is there.

Earlier, a handing-over and taking-over ceremony took place for the Air Support Commander and Air Operations Commander posts.  Lieutenant-General Dato Paduka Wan Normazlan bin Che Jaafar TUDM took over the Air Support Commander post from Lieutenant-General Dato’ Hj Abd Mutalib bin Datuk Hj Ab Wahab TUDM who in turn took over the Air Operations Commander post from Lieutenant-General Dato’ Sri Ackbal bin Hj Abdul Samad TUDM who is now the Deputy Chief of the RMAF.

General Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang TUDM who is also the first RMAF Chief from Sarawak was given a guard of honour comprising of three RMAF officers and 104 other ranks from the RMAF Regiment led by Major Mohd Syafik bin Saadun TUDM.

General Affendi saluting the RMAF colour
General Affendi saluting the RMAF Regiment’s colour

Majlis Perbandaran Klang Ditadbir Oleh Bangkai?

Adakah pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) dilakukan oleh sekumpulan bangkai?

Saya nyatakan sebegini kerana pentadbiran MPK menyalahkan pihak Polis DiRaja Malaysia kerana tidak menghalang pihak MPK, selaku penganjur Fiesta Gegar Klang di Kompleks Sukan Pandamaran, daripada mengadakan pertunjukan bunga api sempena sambutan Malam Tahun Baru.

Pertama sekali, larangan pembakaran mercun dan bunga api masih berkuat kuasa. MPK sebagai sebuah pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) juga pasti mengetahui mengenai perkara ini.

Keduanya, sebagai sebuah PBT MPK harus mempunyai prosedur-prosedur yang tetap mengenai penganjuran sesuatu majlis atau pertunjukan sama ada yang dianjurkan di kawasan-kawasan milik MPK oleh penganjur luar mahupun oleh MPK sendiri.

Sudah tentu sebagai penganjur Fiesta, pihak MPK arif dengan prosedur-prosedurnya sendiri. Ini termasuk menyemak lesen mengimpot dan kelayakan menggunakan bunga api yang diberi oleh Kementerian Dalam Negeri untuk pertunjukan kepunyaan kontraktor yang dipertanggung jawabkan untuk membuat pertunjukan tersebut.

Sekiranya mereka tiada memiliki lesen mengimpot mahupun kelayakan membakar bunga api tersebut mereka boleh didakwa mengikut Seksyen 4(2) Akta Bahan Letupan 1957 yang jika sabit kesalahan, boleh dihukum penjara lima tahun atau denda RM10,000 atau kedua-duanya.

Maka, adakah MPK telah berlaku secara tidak bertanggung jawab memberi kontrak pertunjukan bunga api kepada sebuah syarikat yang tidak berlesen?

Ketiga, sebagai penganjur juga MPK bertanggung jawab menentukan jarak selamat di antara kawasan pembakaran bunga api tersebut dengan kawasan para penonton. Dari segi perundangan, MPK mempunyai duty of care untuk menentukan keselamatan para pengunjung di premis miliknya itu.

Keempat, kita semua tahu mengenai larangan pembakaran bunga api dan mercun yang masih berkuat kuasa. Kalau membakar mercun skala kecil oleh individu menjadi kesalahan, mustahil MPK berfikir tidak perlu memohon sebarang permit untuk pembakaran bunga api pada skala yang besar.

Orang yang pemikirannya normal sudah tentu akan memeriksa dengan kontraktor bunga api tersebut bukan sahaja berkenaan lesen, sijil kelayakan yang dinyatakan di atas, tetapi juga permit untuk mengadakan pertunjukan bunga api tersebut.

Hanya bangkai yang tidak berupaya berfikir sedemikian.

Maka, alasan mengatakan pihak PDRM yang menjadi sebahagian dari jawatankuasa Fiesta adalah amat daif. Saya berani katakan bahawa pihak PDRM dijemput hadir untuk kawalan trafik dan bukannya terlibat dengan tatacara perjalanan Fiesta tersebut.

Kalau saya seorang peguam yang mahu mengukir nama, dengan segera saya akan adakan khidmat guaman pro bono buat mereka yang tercedera mahupun yang mengalami trauma mental akibat kejadian tersebut dan saman pihak MPK dalam satu class action. Kes ini memang kes tentu menang.

Tak usahlah pihak MPK nak salahkan orang lain. MPK adalah penganjur, maka MPK sahajalah yang bertanggung jawab di atas kejadian tersebut.

Maha Firaun

Semasa Nabi Musa a.s berdakwah kepada Firaun, Firaun bertanya kepada Musa di manakah Tuhan yang disembah oleh Musa? Secara ringkasnya, Musa menjawab bahawa Tuhan berada di langit.

Maka Ayat 36 Surah an-Nahl di atas menceritakan bagaimana Firaun menyuruh Haman membina menara yang tinggi.

Menara yang tinggi ini adalah supaya Firaun dapat melihat Tuhan dan menganggap Musa seorang pendusta.

Ayat 37 di atas, dari surah yang sama, menceritakan bagaimana Syaitan perhiaskan kepada Firaun akan perbuatannya yang buruk itu untuk dipandang baik, serta dia dihalangi dari jalan yang benar dan tipu daya Firaun itu tidak membawanya melainkan ke dalam kerugian dan kebinasaan.

Sesuai dengan gelaran Mahafiraun yang diberikan oleh para penyokong Anwar Ibrahim sekitar tahun 1998, Mahathir membuktikan betapa relevannya ayat-ayat suci Al Quran di masa kini yang mana perlakuan Firaun di zaman Nabi Allah Musa a.s masih menjadi ikutan.

Sesuai dengan kepercayaan Firaun bahawa beliau adalah tuhan yang paling tinggi (an-Nazi’at Ayat 24), Mahathir kini sudah berani mengharamkan yang halal dan berperangai melebihi Tuhan, mengetahui mana ibadah yang mendapat al-birru (kebaikan) dan maqbul, dan mana satu ibadah yang nyata ditolak Allah.

Ayat 116 Surah an-Nahl di atas bolehlah ditujukan khas kepada orang yang merasakan dirinya lebih tinggi dari Firaun.

Ayat tersebut bermaksud:

“Dan janganlah kamu berdusta dengan sebab apa yang disifatkan oleh lidah kamu: Ini halal dan ini haram, untuk mengada-adakan sesuatu yang dusta terhadap Allah; sesungguhnya orang-orang yang berdusta terhadap Allah tidak akan berjaya.”

Mungkin sebagai Mahafiraun Mahathir boleh menerangkan bagaimana pula hukum menunaikan ibadah menggunakan hasil yang diperolehi dengan cara penipuan?


Bagi saya, syarat untuk dapat menunaikan ibadah Umrah atau Haji itu ada tiga kesemuanya dan perlu ada ketiga-tiganya:

  • Mampu pergi,
  • Sihat tubuh badan,
  • Dijemput Allah SWT untuk ke rumahNya

Jika mampu pergi dan sihat tubuh badan tetapi tidak dijemput Allah SWT, tak dapatlah seseorang itu pergi.

Jika mampu pergi dan dijemput Allah SWT tetapi tubuh badan tidak sihat, tak dapatlah seseorang itu pergi.

Sekiranya sihat tubuh badan dan dijemput Allah SWT tetapi tidak mampu, tak dapatlah seseorang itu pergi.

Jelas Mukhriz di atas dijemput Allah SWT dan telah memenuhi ketiga-tiga syarat yang saya senaraikan di atas.

Maka bukan hak saya untuk menjatuhkan hukum sama ada ibadah Mukhriz dan keluarganya itu mabrur ataupun tidak kerana menjatuhkan hukum itu hak Allah SWT seperti yang disebut dalam Surah An-Nahl di atas.

Namun Mahathir tidak berfikir sedemikian. Bersebab beliau digelar Mahafiraun.

Dan buat Mahafiraun yang suka menjatuhkan hukum, Ayat 117 Surah an-Nahl memberi peringatan:

(Mereka hanya mendapat) sedikit kesenangan (di dunia), dan mereka pula akan beroleh azab seksa yang tidak terperi sakitnya.