I’m disgusted by the Kartika Canning Saga. First of all, this woman was caught drinking, which is an offense for Muslims. It does gall me though how easily some Muslims get caught (then sentenced) for drinking, and how some get away with it being a chic trendy activity of the ‘upper class’.
Such hypocrisy should offend all Malaysian Muslims!
OK, so lets forgive our religious establishment a while and give them the support to carry out this punishment against this offending woman. But then no… lets not!
A whole bunch of liberals, both real and pretentious, including the ever confused Sisters in Islam, started crying foul on the ‘cruel’ punishment of whipping a woman under Syariah.
Their voices were lent further ‘weight’ by the leaders of both major Malay Muslim parties, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil for UMNO and YB Dr Lo’Lo’ Ghazali from PAS.
Rather disappointingly, all this defense for the offending woman was done in ignorance.
All this complaining was done without finding out what Syariah whipping by the cane is like, thinking it’s like the vicious whipping by cane regularly sentenced to drug dealers by the secular courts.
When the Syariah authorities revealed how relatively mild Syariah caning was, the PAS lady rather embarrassingly withdrew her protest! DS Shahrizat just went mum for a while…
In the meantime, whilst the world press got to enjoy bashing Syariah Law… again… as well as Malaysia… again… the person who seems to be benefiting from all this is… the offending woman!
She is now seen in full glamor, on the front pages of newspapers, walking at her kampung, waving to people, she’s everywhere!
She is supposed to be shamed by the punishment, instead, she’s reveling in it! Even her father gets quoted in the press!
As a friend remarked on Facebook,”Any 5 minutes of fame is always good for a part time model what?!! After this she should be receiving a lot of modeling offers, I am sure…”
Now we have two extremes coming out of the Pakatan or quasi-Pakatan side of the political divide:
Selangor Pakatan Exco and PAS Commissioner Datuk Dr Hassan Ali, fresh from hugging Ronnie Liu in front of DS Anwar Ibrahim, has given the state’s Mosque officials power to nab Muslims drinking alcohol
! HO HO! Not sure really whether this is because of the Kartika case, seeing as the offending woman was nabbed in a BN state (!), or if it is Round 2 of the state DAP vs PAS slugfest!
Bar Council President Ragunath Kesavan, in response to fresh news that the punishment will be postponed to after Ramadan, and perhaps in heat with the chance to bantai our Syariah courts, which is NOT Bar Council territory, declares he wants ‘whipping’ abolished! One wonders whether he feels the same about the more vicious mandatory whipping sentence against convicted drug dealers? If so, why not declare something earlier on that?
In the end, all these people are declaring this and that to get the same thing Kartika is now getting, a chance to be prominent in some way…
WOI! THE WOMAN GOT CAUGHT DRINKING ALCOHOL, SHE IS MUSLIM and SHE’S BEING PUNISHED!
Dah la tu! This is between her and Allah! The religious authorities are just facilitating this and her family has at least ‘shown her the light’!
WE SHOULD BE WISHING MORE OFFENDING MUSLIMS ARE CAUGHT AND PUNISHED!
But nooo… the saga continues! Sure punya…
Amnesty International, an organization that has singularly failed to achieve any change in the world, but continue to get money by pretending to achieve stuff, now has jumped into the band-wagon!
Please-lah Amnesty, go achieve something more meaningful first lah, like stopping Palestinian kids and babies from being killed by the Zionists, then maybe we and the rest of the world will listen to you more… No need to butt into our small local drama …
So, ‘siapa lagi?‘, who else wants to wade into this one?