Archive for the 'Body politics' Category

A song for Bentong folks to figure out

Just the song for residents of Bentong, Pahang to keep their ears close to this lovely weekend.

The rape of reason

MCA Wanita vice-chairperson Heng Seai Kie reportedly warned non-Muslim women that Muslim men would in effect rape them, particularly those who don’t conform to the Islamic dress code. This act, she declared, would be condoned by Nik Aziz and, by extension, his Pas party.

If Seai Kie is to be believed, then it is most advisable that she clamp herself with a chastity belt pronto to avoid untoward incident — and stay away from Malay-Muslim individuals, including those potent politicians who walk the corridors of power and those who have come into a political and electoral pact with her MCA party.

Such is the politics of fear that is being peddled by those who are being haunted by their own political uncertainty.

Army Vets butt in the Bersih discourse

Apparently the 100 Plus drink is a no-no for Malays and Islam, but gyrating old bums seems kosher.

Liar!

Dedicated to people whose sense of truth has become foggy.

Things to avoid in postmodern Malaysia

Members of the Malaysian public have been advised to avoid wearing “pro-Bersih shoes”, driving “pro-Bersih cars” or travelling on “pro-Bersih buses” for their own political safety.

And if one may add another layer of caution: For those who aren’t sure and are deeply concerned about which politically correct underclothing to wear, it would do them good to quickly seek advice from the authorities concerned. This is because certain underclothes can be too revealing in their intentions.

Of course, this reminder is also aimed at those wearing that unmistakable yellow T-shirts.

The Malaysian Insider reports today:

IGP says cops to arrest those with pro-Bersih ‘shoes, cars, buses’

UPDATED @ 09:23:31 PM 29-06-2011
By Yow Hong Chieh
June 29, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — The police will not only arrest those sporting Bersih T-shirts but may also take action against anyone using any medium to promote the illegal rally, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has said.

“Not just T-shirts but shoes, cars, buses. If these are the tools used to encourage people to gather (illegally), this amounts to sedition,” Tan Sri Ismail Omar told reporters at Bukit Aman police headquarters here today.

Earlier today, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein declared T-shirts bearing messages in support of Bersih illegal as they were related to an illegal assembly.

He, however, did not specify the legal provision that the garments were deemed to have breached.

Ismail explained that it was the duty of the police as the “protectors of society” to safeguardpublic order and national security, which he said would be in jeopardy if the Bersih 2.0 rally were allowed to take place.

“Based on PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) intelligence … if this rally is held, tension, chaos, the destruction of property, injury and even loss of life may occur,” he said.

“PDRM will not allow any individual or certain parties to do anything that could trigger chaos and anarchy.”

He added that the police have received information that foreign elements were poised to exploit the chaos that would “very likely” result from the rally but declined to reveal their identity or if they were working with opposition parties.

Ismail also warned Bersih organisers and supporters not to take advantage of his civil treatment of them so far to continue “inciting” the public to take part in the illegal rally.

“I am still being civil at this point but don’t force me to go to the next stage,” he said.

“Just watch … There have been arrests but you will see further action if anyone still dares to break the law.”

Ismail revealed today that a total of 1,830 police reports were lodged between June 6 and June 28, while 101 people have been arrested over the last four days, 45 of whom are still in custody.

He said the police will take further action when necessary against those detained, in accordance with the procedures and laws of the nation.

Obedience-driven fraternity

Driven by the desire to obey and fulfill their husbands’ sexual needs, a group of married women has launched the Malaysian chapter of the Obedient Wives’ Club. They figured that this strategy would curb social ills by reining in wayward husbands.

So far there’s no report of husbands wanting to set up an Obedient Husbands’ Club as a result of this women’s initiative.

See here for relevant story.

The first cut is the deepest

Looks like Chinese-based DAP is cut out to be a political party that has the wherewithal to dispel the perception that it is anti-Islam. 

The Malaysian Insider reports:

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — In an attempt to win over the support of Muslim voters, the Chinese-dominated DAP will host a circumcision ceremony for 75 Muslim males in Perak this weekend.

“For the first time in history, DAP will host a mass circumcision ceremony at a mosque as a sign or respect to Islam and to prove that the party’s struggle goes beyond racial and religious lines,” said Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming in a statement today.

The circumcision of young males is a common practice among the followers of the Abrahamic faiths, but here it is often seen as part of Malay culture.

Nga said the ceremony will be held at the Masjid Expo in Kamunting, near Taiping.