The Malay Barua

The joke is on Rafizi
The joke is on Rafizi

PKR’s habitual liar Rafizi Ramli has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for being in possession and publicly disclosing documents that have been classified under the Official Secrets Act, 1972.  Rafizi, who is known for repeatedly dishing out lies for the public’s consumption, had been warned on several occassions that he would be committing an offence under the said Act if he chose to disclose the contents of the 1MDB audit report.

Rafizi likes to portray himself as a hero and whistleblower when all his employed methods have been going against the various respective laws.  He probably felt invincible when in two previous cases involving the Prime Minister and wife, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister, he got away after the plaintiffs let him off provided he removed slanderous postings from his social media.  Two weeks ago he was told to pay RM200,000 to the Chairman of the National Feedlot Company and to the Company for defamation.  This time around, he has been found guilty in a criminal court and is therefore a convicted criminal.

Firdaus Azil of BERNAMA pointed out on Twitter that there are five Opposition lawmakers who have the same report in their possession – two from the DAP, two from PKR and one from PAS, yet none of them have disclosed anything.  The five Opposition lawmakers include DAP’s hot-air balloon, Tony Pua, whom, as a member of the Public Accounts Commitee,  has been very vocal on the 1MDB issue.  Yet Tony has revealed nothing from the audit report.  Firdaus asked his followers why hasn’t Tony Pua revealed any of the information he is privy to? The answer he gave is that Tony, as air-head as he may be, is not stupid.

Therefore my conclusion is simple: Tony creates all the hullabaloo and lets someone as drama queen and dumb as Rafizi to do his dirty job for him.

What then is Rafizi if not a Malay barua?

He That Spareth The Rod

The Malays have a proverb:

“Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya (To bend a bamboo, you must do it from its shoot”

Of course Malay proverbs don’t mean much to the others, but since Proverbs 13:24 speaks about it, I’ll quote it:

“He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”

Today’s posting is brought about by a statement by Rohani Karim, the Minister for Women and Family Development, saying that with the ratification by Malaysia of the Child Rights Convention, caning by parents will soon be a crime:

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Even with the present Child Protection Act, the government cannot stop orphanages and Islamic-Knowledge centres from exploiting children, the government is already thinking of a new remedy instead of tweaking the old one. This is the same knee-jerk reaction the government had when it abolished the Internal Security Act and is now reeling in agony with the increase in violent crimes, seditious remarks, all on a daily basis.

Each of my children have been spanked at least once when they were little for breaching the “line.” I won’t say that they are perfectly disciplined but not one of them grew up touching things they are not supposed to, be it at home or in other people’s home. I am glad they know how to show respect to others and are not as wild as other children are, and know when to draw the line. You don’t beat them up senselessly, you discipline them and explain why they aren’t allowed to do certain things and what would the consequences, other than getting punished, be.

I don’t know if Rohani Karim understands the contents of the CRC before ratifying, or did she ratify because it would be trendy to do so? You know, the “I am part of the big league” feeling you get, and the pat in the back others give you for kow-towing to their standards? Let me refresh her knowledge on the CRC:

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So, children in countries that have ratified the CRC must be given the rights to choose their own religion, while parents only have the right to advise. The government would also have the authority to override the decision parents have made for their children. The children can also seek “governmental review” if they disagree to the decisions that have been made by their parents.

What is this world coming to? What will Malaysia become?

Malaysia is already suffering from a high number if juvenile crime. Gangsterism, rape, substance abuse, break-ins, violent crimes committed by juveniles increased by more than 5,000 cases in 2013 compared to the previous year, said the Home Ministry. People are clamouring for an amendment in the various laws to send parents to jail with their children for any crime that they commit due to neglect by the parents, yet Rohani agreed that children should not be punished. We already suffer from teenage Mat Rempits making a ruckus at night while we are trying to sleep, schoolboys on motorbikes without licence scratching our car, not wearing helmets, or turn into snatch thieves injuring, maiming or killing some old lady in the process.

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The CRC will also give the right to children access to information, and you know what kind of information that are readily available on the Internet like they are not doing that already; they will have the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of expression and association. And the CRC applies to children below the age of 18.

We as a nation are already suffering since the next generation of leaders are already without conscience and moral, and Rohani sees fit that we give them more freedom to decide on what they want while parents are to slave to make sure that their needs are met and protected. Soon, we will have more cases of abandoned children and newborns found in toilet bowls and rubbish bins because of this.

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Come on, Rohani. Wise up! You should weigh the requirements of the CRC against our culture and religions before deciding to become popular with foreigners.

What I would give to have a decently-intelligent Minister here in Malaysia.

One day, you will find parents being sued by their children for “mental abuse” by merely staring at them!

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