Hadi, the politically incorrect face of Malay supremacy - By Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Malaysiakini : “Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.” ― Voltaire
COMMENT | You can say a lot about
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and lord knows, I have said most of it
in many articles over the years. What you cannot accuse him of is
political correctness when it comes to racial and religious politics in
Even when the opposition went through its “PAS for all” kool-aid
period, Hadi was chafing at the bit, ever willing to contaminate the
Kool-Aid with hints of the real agenda of the Islamists in this country.
When hebabbles on about a Muslim-only cabinet, the reality is that in Malaysia, this already is the case in substance but not form.
While I appreciate DAP’s Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh’s defence
of the secular nature of this country as decided by the highest court
in the land, we now know that when it comes to secular (civil) law and
religious (syariah) law, the state security apparatus obviously did not
get the memo. Hence, reminding Hadi or anyone for that matter on the secular nature
of this country is pointless. When an academic like Shad Saleem Faruqi (photo) attempts
to do so, he is hounded by the various Islamic agencies who have taken
it upon themselves to declare Malaysia an Islamic state on who knows
Hadi, meanwhile, has never attempted to hide the fact that he
believes Islam is supreme and that everyone else must submit to its
authority. Furthermore, when it comes to this bit, “...Islam daripadabangsa yang paling berpengaruh”
(Islam originated from the most influential race), this is just the
cherry on the cake when it comes to racial and religious supremacy. He
is just covering all his bases. Of course, preacher-politicians like Hadi will always manage to
justify their beliefs by quoting from some religious scholar or another.
They will never come out with something original (of their own) as to
why what is essentially a bigoted form of governance is allowed in
Islam. We did have that one chap who claimed that racism was "allowed"
in Islam but one would think that a religious scholar like Hadi would
have the gumption to come up with his own rationale as to why his agenda
for a Muslim-only cabinet was sanctioned in Islam.