why am i blogging about this?? well, i find that this issue is causing quite a stir in malaysia. i recently found out about this when i attended Mr.Patrick’s tuition when he told me, “Lina Joy lost the case. These jokers are really smart. They put two Bumi judges and a non-Bumi so the verdict will definitely go 2-1.”.“Huh??What??Who is Lina Joy??What happened??” “You didn’t know??She’s a Muslim who’s trying to convert to Christianity.It’s a foregone conclusion in this country.” wow! i didn’t read the papers for 3 days and something of this magnitude happened. as soon as i reached home, i ran through thursday’s paper.well, to me it’s a conspiracy.
whatever happened to one of the terms of the formation of Persekutuan Tanah Melayu when Tunku and the gang went to England to sign that damn piece of paper: walaupun agama Islam ialah agama rasmi namun rakyat bebas mengamalkan agama masing-masing (although Islam is the official religion of the country, the people are free to practice their religion of choice)? you have my pity Lina. well, the saga started by she wanting to change her religion to christianity. the National Registration Department (NRD) told her that she should get a certificate of apostasy. to do that is like getting a piece of meat from a hungry pack of lions in their den:virtually impossible. if she goes to the syariah courts, she will be charged with various “crimes” according to the Islamic Law. However, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, International Movement for a Just World president, called for a reform of syariah laws.“the Quran does not prohibit a person from or punish a person for leaving the religion. the crux of the problems is the unwillingness of the syariah courts to entertain applications of the Lina Joy type.”(adapted from The Star).
the non-Bumi judge in his 56-page report (how the hell could he have written that long??perhaps he used a size 32 font??) said that it violated basic human rights. yes, evry one in the world has the right to choose his own religion. you can’t force a cat to bark,right?? sadly,our country can entertain Lina’s application.if Lina would to win her case, imagine the possible mass conversion of Muslims around Malaysia which Nik Aziz (PAS party leader who is a MORON. concerts at Kelantan seperating girls from boys and to make things worse, a performance by Mawi; is his idea of an ideal concert) would not be to pleased.
Lina,since you have been married, why don’t you apply for a PR somewhere where your conversion is accepted and live happily ever after. even your mum supports the court rulement. if she loves you, i’m sure she will accept your conversion. you can always return to Malaysia to visit her after you get your PR. this is not an ideal country for you to live in. spread your wings and fly,butterfly (a line from Mary,oops,Mariah Carey’s single, Butterfly. Mary Carey is the porn actress who wants to be a governor in U.S)