I read this posting by Syed Akbar Ali in his blog and got quite depressed,
Fitch Downgrade Has Many Implications, Malaysia Unraveling
Going through it is like reading the palm of a dying man. (Note: This is just an expression. I don't read palm and I know that Islam forbid such practices. So, the ustaz/ostad types, please don't kill me for it, ok. You all can be very scary, sometimes)
And Syed Akbar has quite a number of such depressing postings of late.
The worst part of it was that I agree with what were written by him. Well, not all la, but most of them.
And the senior blogger presented it all in such a convincing manner.
I had actually feared such a downgrade way back when the BN government increased it's efforts to win the GE13 by dishing out goodies such as the BR1M hand outs. I felt that such a practice will not be good for our country's debt level in the long run.
In fact, I had actually cringed when I first heard about BR1M, the same way I was very apprehensive about the excessive handouts (including hundreds of millions to Chinese schools) given to the Chinese community, who in the end just turned around and gave the government their middle finger. It was all so going overboard at that time.
Remember that Chinese drumming for the Chinese New Year celebrations thing? Well, it was as terlebih as that. Whenever I remember how hard Datuk Najib tried to win over the Chinese and how they rebuffed him, I felt sad for the prime minister. I know for a fact that some Chinese laughed at Najib when they watched the video clip of him going at that drums. They think that he was being pathetic.
But, I guess I'm also a guilty party for failing to write anything about it back then. At that time, it was a do or die battle for the Barisan Nasional, so I had refrained from a lot of things. On the hindsight, a better tactic should had been employed. Surely all those super intelligent and highly paid advisers and consultants could had thought out something.
Now, the reality is biting us back in the ass for those excesses, I hope the government have a proper plan to arrest the slide. Otherwise, it's going to be really depressing indeed for Malaysia.
Despite everything, I still have hope in DS Najib Razak. Well, for the critiques, pray tell what other choice do I have. If you say Pakatan, I'm sorry to say that I think they will destroy the country from the word GO. That's not an option as the mix of DAP, Pas and PKR is as flammable as a mix of aircraft fuel and fire.
So, Datuk Najib better come out with something really good over the coming months to improve things. And then later, I hope to see BN to come out with a new and better strategy for GE14. Hopefully it's something more intelligent and with more depth.
Hopefully Datuk Najib will also get himself a new set of genuine advisers to chart the new plan for the future.
I've stopped frequenting Syed Akbar's blog. He is too fond of picking any slightest mistakes made by muslims, especially the arabs. If he is a real Syed, then he should not be doing arab bashing. He is akin to the english speaking indian woman in the estate who did not allow her son to play with the other indian boys. He might as well call himself Mamak Akbar Ali!!ReplyDelete
Sometime the truth hurt but it must be saidDelete
at least he wants us to be malay muslim...not arabize the malay. truth hurts yes...but living without identity is even worse. the arabs are laughing, the chinese, indians and all others that gets intimate with the malays laugh at us too.Delete
Read a comment by one Kak Long Leesa in Annie's earlier posting 'I love dogs too'.Kak Long said it out clearly about OTB.Delete
I read OTB only on SoPo issues where he makes a lot of sense. When he touch on Islam I just pass.
Same here on SoPo . On Islam? boleh tahan la lagi..:)
The Truth Often Hurts. Not knowing the truth is not the answer. Do go back to his blog for daily pearls of wisdomDelete
but then he is a mamak, isnt he? not an Arab. Indian Muslims born on Fridays sometimes are given the prefix SYED in front.Delete
This Syed Akbar Ali is an anti-Hadith guy, so his view on Islam, Arab and the majority of Muslim is often spewed. He often put his way of understanding Islam (which he believes is the most superior and correct) to judge others and regard them as stupid, dungu (a term he loves to use) or club of doom if they don't follow his values.Delete
He is a victim of his own superiority complex. He always thinks he is the most superior, everybody else is doomed unless if they agree with him.
What make thing worse is that he is also a hypocrite in his own way. Try to be critical on his blog and I bet your response will not be published. He will usually find some weak arguments post and bombard it to show how superior his ideology is. But in actual fact, he filters out many which he could not answer or simply show that his ideology is screwed.
One of the example I can give you is that he once said that the Muslim (ASWJ) is screwed because we believe in Israk Mikraj where they believe an animal (which he unshamefully claimed is a pegasus from Greek myth, a case how he put words in Muslim's mouth) took the prophet S.A.W. from Mekah to Jerussalam in one night. He said this is illogical.
So I responded that isn't today technology has proven that it is possible? With aeroplane, we can go to and fro from Mekah tu Jerussalam more than 2-3 times in one night. But as usual, he did not publish my comment.
It is easy to bash others. I can bash Malay, Indian, Chinese, Arab, Mat Salleh, South American, Nepalese, Bagalesdeshi, you just have to name it. All I need is some eloquence in writing (which I believe is his main asset). Just be careful when you read this guy. He is as "snake" as you can imagine.
As the saying goes, between the snake and the mamak, which one to hantam first?Delete
After all the snake could be jinn!
Hadith split Muslims apart. I don't think Syed Akhbar Ali is anti-hadith or anti-anything. He just don't agrre that we should give preference of the hadith more than the Koran. He might be the true muslim, after all. Why do we need hadith when we already have the Koran. The Syiahs don't agree with the Sunnah's hadith and vice-versa. And all these hadiths were compiled, 400 years after the Prophet's death. I don't think the Prophet would agree, if this hadith were written when he was alive. What more, centuries after he passed away.Delete
One more thing.Delete
Syed seems to be weary of religious people, irrespective of faith. He is famous for the idiom, "No Money, No Religion". I tends to agree. Religious people need money to survive too.
For all I know, there is no Muslim country in this world that is successful and wealthy, hence powerful. We have not invented anything useful to mankind, either.
I have 5 sons. Occasionally, I would tell them to learn how to built a spacecraft, so that someday, we could ran away from doomsday. The Koran never forbid us from trying to escape 'hari kiamat'.
Totally agree eith grand marquis!!!Delete
Among my friends are some saintly Syeds who are acculturated into the Malay Muslim mainstream; besides their typically strong command of English, their Malay language ability is way beyond their Arabic competence. Of course because the Syeds and Sharifs are the loyal bearers of the classical Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaah none that I have come across are wahhabi salafis in thought or belief, although some, like most people in our modern society today, may be persuaded by liberal fashions. They are Arabs with a difference; they are of the sufi lineage tracing back all the way to Sayyidina Ali and blessed Rasulullah s.a.w. Of course traditional Malay Islam is no different from the Syeds' understanding and practice. It's the media exposure that heavily influences the way people think and feel.Delete
Not all is gloomy, if we have balanced and proper education:
The Arab, especially the Saudis, were not believable examples of true muslims. The remaining examples are in Khorasan.Delete
It is easy to say no money no religion. I can also say no money no chinese, no money no malay, no money no indian. As long as we are human, we need money. Religion as an organization that move on human force off course needs money. How the money is obtained and how it is spend is more of the concern. In the Quran, there are numerous ayat that talks about zakat and charity. If this is not about money, then what it is?Delete
He himself is a goldsmith, so he is as much dire of money as the people he tried to accuse. Just as in corporate, there are people who make their gain through ill means, so does religion. But to blanket accuse religious people as no money no religion, it is indeed foolish, evil and arrogant.
New antic from this guy which turns out to be nothing superiorDelete
Quote "It is a conversation between an intelligent person (a Malay person in Malaysia who is on the same wavelength as me on many issues)" - yeah yeah, you are intelligent when you are in the same wavelength as him. Superiority complex punya perasan.
Read his blog for fun, ok? Do not digest. He is not open and honest person like what he potrays on his blog.Delete
A few years back, I made my comments on his writings. U know what, none were published except on the ponits he agreed... hypocrite.
Anyway, I'm older than him.... let it be...
"He is too fond of picking any slightest mistakes made by muslims, especially the arabs."ReplyDelete
.. sayang anak tangan-tangankan. Muslims and Arabs all over the world had and are making a lot of mistakes in the name of religion. The fact that he highlighted them is so that we Muslims in Malaysia do not make the same. No money no religion.
.. it annoys me too when I see our youth and small children wear Arab costumes and speak using "ana" "anta". You don't have to be Arabs to understand the Quran.
.. just like I deplore Mat Salleh wannabes I think I dislike Arab wannabes more. At least Mat Sallehs have good education system, human rights, great technology. What do Arabs have? Free oil money? Women oppression? Gender-race discrimination?
It takes an Arab to know Another Arab. Mark my words this guys KNOWS what arabs are like.Delete
Day by day its becoming more difficult to resist being swept by the tide of anti Najib - pro BN supporters.ReplyDelete
Apa lagi Najib mahu buat?.
Bagi mereka yang mahu percaya dan ambil iktibar:ReplyDelete
Selepas kewafatan Nabi Adam as, zaman kenabian silih berganti sehingga ke zaman Nabi Muhammad saw. Baginda merupakan rasul yg terakhir dilantik Allah swt. Bermakna zaman baginda merupakan zaman terakhir dalam sejarah peradaban manusia. Tiada lagi Rasul yg akan memerintah selepas Baginda maka sudah tentu kiamat akan terjadi pada zaman rasul terakhir ini. Dalam zaman pemerintahan nabi terakhir ini, terdapat pecahan lima fasa sebelum sampai ke pengakhiran ketamadunan manusia dan seluruh isi alamnya.
Berikut adalah lima fasa akhir zaman seperti yg telah diceritakan oleh Nabi Muhammad saw :
Fasa pertama : Mengikut Rasulullah saw, fasa pertama dalam akhir zaman ini adalah fasa ketika Nabi Muhammad masih lagi hidup. Adakah zaman ini sudah berlalu? The answer is YES.
Fasa kedua : Fasa kedua adalah fasa di mana zaman pemerintahan adalah mengikut cara kenabian. Pada zaman ini, kita dapat lihat bahawa umat Islam diperintah oleh empat Khulafa' Ar Rasyidin. Adakah zaman ini sudah berlalu? The answer is YES.
Fasa ketiga : Fasa ketiga pula adalah fasa di mana pemerintahan dilakukan oleh kerajaan yang menggigit. Perkataan 'menggigit' seperti yg dimaksudkan dalam hadis nabi itu adalah bermaksud mereka hanya menyerahkan kekuasaan mereka kepada keturunan mereka. Pada fasa ini, kita dapat lihat kerajaan Umaiyah, Abbasiyah dan Uthmaniyah adalah berkuasa dengan menggunakan sistem monarki. Adakah zaman ini sudah berlalu? The answer is YES.
Fasa keempat : Fasa keempat adalah zaman di mana dunia diperintah oleh pemimpin yang sombong dan bermaharajalela. Adakah zaman ini sudah berlalu? The answer is NO. sebab zaman itu adalah zaman sekarang.
Fasa kelima : Pada fasa yg terakhir ini, dunia akan kembali diperintah mengikut cara Nabi berasaskan syariat Islam. Adakah zaman ini sudah berlaku? The answer is NO.
Setelah Nabi habis bercerita tentang fasa yg kelima, Baginda terus diam. Dan diam itu menandakan bahawa SEJARAH MANUSIA TELAHPUN TAMAT.
Rasulullah pernah mengingatkan umatnya yg akan hidup dalam fasa yg keempat bahawa pada fasa ini akan datangnya satu fitnah. Fitnah yg paling besar dalam sejarah ketamadunan hidup manusia. Fitnah apa? Ya. Fitnah Al Masih Ad Dajjal. nauzubillah.
Cuba kita fikir sejenak, Adakah Dajjal akan keluar pada fasa yg kelima? Jawapannya TIDAK kerana pada fasa yg kelima dunia akan kembali diperintah secara aman dan makmur mengikut cara Islam oleh Imam Mahdi dan Nabi Isa. Adakah Dajjal akan keluar selepas fasa kelima? Jawapannya tidak kerana selepas fasa kelima, dunia telah kiamat. Jadi, adakah Dajjal akan keluar pada fasa yg pertama, kedua dan ketiga? Jawapannya juga TIDAK kerana ketiga tiga fasa tersebut sudah berlalu. Jadi? Bila akan hadirnya Dajjal ini? YA. Pada fasa keempat. Bila fasa keempat? SEKARANG wahai sahabat, SEKARANG.
Maka hanya dalam fasa keempat ini sahaja peluang Iblis, Syaitan untuk mengumpul seramai manusia yg mungkin untuk mengikuti mereka tinggal di dalam Neraka kelak.
Oleh yg demikian Sahabat, bersama samalah kita menjaga amal ibadat supaya kita tidak akan tergolong dalam golongan umat manusia yg akan menjadi peneman Syaitan di Neraka. Semoga lindunganNya sang Allah sentiasa bersama kita. InsyaAllah.
ramainya Ostaz kat situ.Delete
Opps lupa...ni Ostazah Annie punya blog tentu ramai ostaz akan kunjungi.
Think again why when Singapore becomes the world's richest country, Malaysia suffers a Fitch down grade.ReplyDelete
Why, especially when Malaysia has natural resources which Singapore hasn't.
Sensible suggestions please.
Go migrate to SingaporeDelete
Anon 13:59..must be from Perkasa or UMNO, typical rhetoric...you tarak suka lu keluar malaysia !!Delete
If you're not rich businessmen or miliionaires club or top and middle level professionals ie. you are one of the bottom 40 % of the population then the cost of living in Singapore is a great pressure from many sides. For instance, Malaysians who take their private automobiles for granted, should realize that an individual needs to fork out $70,000 to purchase a Certificate Of Entitlement before he is entitled to purchase a new car of his choice; and the COE is valid for only 10 years, after which it must be renewed at the new COE value 10 years hence.Delete
The richest country in the world has also the 2nd lowest fertility rate in the world next to Macau and according to one unofficial international poll, one of the least happiest citizens.
It really hasn't been the same spirited and congenial Singapore of the 80's back when Singapore belonged to Singaporeans. Now with the most millionaires per capita in the world, the 3 million native Singaporeans are compelled to live in our little island of giant ambitions: "the best playground in the world". The population of Singapore is 5 million today.
Singapore pun kena downgrade la. Go check it out. Malas nak carik link tu. U cari sendirila.Delete
Check this link brought up by Anon 3/8/13 18:12Delete
Not all is gloomy, if we have balanced and proper education:
It's a debate between 2 15/16 year old girls, one from a Singapore Madrasah school, the other from the Singapore American School.
The breadth and depth of thought, and the clarity in manner with which arguments are put forth, certainly eclipse the numb minded comments one periodically sees on this blog.
Is that indicative of the difference between the Malaysian and Singaporean education systems? And by extension the respective countries' present conditions?
Anon 11:18 must be a cinakui. Suka puji Singapork. If Singapork really that great, why on earth are you doing in MALAYsia? Singapork does not want to accept you? You cinakuis are ungrateful lot. Recently I watched a movie about during WW2. Millions of Chinese migrated from a province to another province ( I forgot the names) because of famine. They travelled hundreds of miles some on foot and the fortunate ones by carts. It was during winter and many died on the way because of hunger. On top of everything else, the Japanese planes dropped bombs on them and the Chinese government under Cheng Kai Shek (don't know the right spelling) did nothing to help these refugees and as a result 3 millions died. This is based on true story which was highlighted by an American reporter in Times magazine who won a Pulitzer prize.Delete
Anon 19.57, read Syed Akbar Ali'sDelete
Fitch Downgrade Has Many Implications, Malaysia Unraveling
And Syed is not a cinakui.
Stupid Anon 19:57, kalau tak compare dgn Singapork abis nak compare M'sia dgn cambodia ataupon zimbawee kah ??Delete
B O D O H !!
If you chinapeks and sophisticated & liberated muslims want to pursue worldly gains and become the richest person in the whole world, please go ahead.Delete
To real muslims, worldy wealth that was bestowed by Allah should be used for bekalan akhirat.
Muslim don't compare wealth with the wealthier but with the less fortunate so that one will be grateful.
You can't bring those RM, aston martin or penthouse in Orchard Road to the grave. There is no enough space.
And don't call others B O D o H !!, it reflect on you.
I watched the youtube 19:40 mentioned.Delete
I'll venture to guess that more than 90% of Malaysian government school teachers (primary and secondary) can't think and speak as well as the Singaporean muslim girl.
Can you believe that there are 6 Madrasah schools in Singapore? Check them out at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrasah_Al-Maarif_Al-Islamiah
There are many good debaters in msia as well. Remember the days od PPM debate. Just no one recorded it. Occasionally I read news of our debaters winning competition at asia pacific or asean level. So we just cannot make such assumption.Delete
I'm a Chinese business owner who appreciates PM's efforts to 'get things going' for the Malaysian economy. And I have many friends like me who think likewise.ReplyDelete
I acknowledge that presently the majority of Chinese are pro-Pakatan.
But I can also say that if all UMNO politicians are like PM, then 90% of Chinese would vote BN. Just like they did in 2004.
So you want the PM the be chinese in all aspect but look, which he can too?Delete
Go fly kite man!
Anon 11:53.... if all UMNO politicians are to be like Najib ?? giler !!...then the country will have to buy more C4 and Scorpean sub. Habis nyawa, habis wang negara, untung Razak baginda and geng.Delete
If all DAP politicians were like Lee Lam Thye, there wouldnt be any political of hate as played up by the Lims.Delete
If Annie is PM of Malaysia...all the cinakui will be slaved to UMNO and only UMNO Malays are allowed to rule.Delete
Anon 14:21...if all DAP politicians like Lee Lam Thye, then there would be no DAP today.Delete
LLT was bought over by UMNO, don't you know the story ??
Nope, I don't know that LLT was bought by UMNO. I would like to know that, please tell us more?Delete
It's time to stop convincing the Chinese to vote for BNReplyDelete
No matter how hard or how the facts is being place in front of their face, they will still rejects BN
Clearly 1 Malaysia has failed!
It difficult to suppress DAP propaganda.
Its time to convince the Malays that only Umno fights
for Malays and Islam, AGGRESSIVELY....
Let the Chinese believe in their own propaganda
They assume that they have the power to change the government
Let them live in their own world where dragons, unicorns
and vampires exist.
But as proven, at the end of the day (after the election), UMNO only gets stronger in the government. With MCA out of the way, its time to bring in PAS in BN.
of course, not to forgets ours friends, people of Sabah and Sarawak....
Wonder what's the jobless rate for the various races, especially for the school leavers?Delete
Since they complain the most I guess it's probably the cinakuis.
Wonder how will the unravelling of Malaysia (see Outsyed The Box)affect them?
You got it all wrong.
Read Mariam Mokhtar's http://pagalavan.com/politics/mariam-mokhtarmalays-are-their-own-worst-enemy/
Its time to convince the Malays that only Umno fightsDelete
for Malays and Islam, AGGRESSIVELY....
Hahahahahaha, yes only UMNO fights for themselves and their pockets aggresively
Annie : "So, the ustaz/ostad types, please don't kill me for it, ok"ReplyDelete
so our Malay type of ustaz/ostad are so violent lah, same like Taliban, i fear for you Annie.
Annie mangkuk likes to blame every wrong in Malaysia to the cinakui, if you want to read how the racist comments, here is the place.ReplyDelete
Soon Annie will blame the cinakui pasal tak boleh 'pansai'!!!