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Sep 4, 2009

Cow head protest: Biggest insult to the Hindu community in Malaysian history

The cow represents the giving nature of life to every Hindu. Honoring this gentle animal, who gives more than 'she' takes, we honor all creatures. I am hurt with the action that had happened few days before our Merdeka day- the provocative action by those racist against the relocation of a Hindu temple. In fact, cow head protest was the biggest insult to Hindus in Malaysia. If Malaysian government failed to take stern action on those protestors, it means that Malaysian government does not respect Hindus in Malaysia. Don’t wait until the situation becomes worst. So I hope they take immediate action against those racist bigots! The action that government takes reflect on how serious they are in implementing 1Malaysia concept.

What had happened?:



What Home Minister said:




Why do Hindus worship the cow?

The cow represents the giving nature of life to every Hindu. Honoring this gentle animal, who gives more than 'she' takes, we honor all creatures.

Longer answer:

Hindus regard all living- creatures as sacred mammals, fishes, birds and more. We acknowledge this reverence for life in our special affection for the cow. At festivals we decorate and honor her, but we do not worship her in the sense that we worship the Deity. To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider.


The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. The cow is so generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain. It gives and gives and gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. The cow is so vital to life, the virtual sustainer of life, for many humans. The cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. Veneration of the cow instills in Hindus the virtues of gentleness, receptivity and connectedness with nature.


Elaboration:

Who is the greatest giver on planet Earth today? Who do we see on every table in every country of the world breakfast, lunch and dinner? It is the cow. McDonald's cow-vending golden arches and their rivals have made fortunes on the humble cow. The generous cow gives milk and cream, yogurt and cheese, butter and ice cream, ghee and buttermilk. It gives entirely of itself through sirloin, ribs, rump, porterhouse and beef stew.


Its bones are the base for soup broths and glues. It gives the world leather belts, leather seats, leather coats and shoes, beef jerky, cowboy hats you name it. The only cow-question for Hindus is, "Why don't more people respect and protect this remarkable creature?" Mahatma Gandhi once said, "One can measure the greatness of a nation and its moral progress by the way it treats its animals.


Cow protection to me is not mere protection of the cow. It means protection of all that lives and is helpless and weak in the world. The cow means the entire subhuman world." In the Hindu tradition, the cow is honored, garlanded and given special feedings at festivals all over India, most importantly the annual Gopashtama festival. Demonstrating how dearly Hindus love their cows, colorful cow jewelry and clothing is sold at fairs all over the Indian countryside.


From a young age, Hindu children are taught to decorate the cow with garlands, paint and ornaments. Her nature is epitomized in Kamadhenu, the divine, wish-fulfilling cow. The cow and her sacred gifts milk and ghee in particular are essential elements in Hindu worship, penance and rites of passage.


In India, more than 3,000 institutions called Gaushalas, maintained by charitable trusts, care for old and infirm cows. And while many Hindus are not vegetarians, most respect the still widely held code of abstaining from eating beef. By her docile, tolerant nature, the cow exemplifies the cardinal virtue of Hinduism, noninjury, known as ahimsa. The cow also symbolizes dignity, strength, endurance, maternity and selfless service. In the Vedas, cows represent wealth and joyous Earthly life.


From the Rig Veda (4.28.1;6) we read. 'the cows have come and have brought us good fortune. In our stalls, contented, may they stay! May they bring forth calves for us, many-colored, giving milk for Indra each day. You make, O cows, the thin man sleek; to the unlovely you bring beauty. Rejoice our homestead with pleasant lowing. In our assemblies we laud your vigor."

Tan Hong Ming loves Umi Qazrina


Sep 3, 2009

Home Minister Hishammuddin defends ‘cow head’ demo

For Hindus, cow is revered as a "symbol of purity, motherhood and ahimsa (non-violence). Well, some Muslims in Shah Alam brought a cow head to show their anger and dissatisfaction against the relocation of a Hindu temple. They were vulgar, religiously provocative, and racially incendiary, we clearly know that.

I don’t know who had provoked the residents of the area to carry out demonstration in such manner. Some says the demo was not from local residents, but from UMNO members itself. In fact, there should be no distinction between Muslim and non-Muslim dominated areas, it seems like the protesters are not tolerated and respect the others religion. Knowing that incident, our Home Minister Hishammuddin still able to defend the 'cow head' protest.

SO DATO HISHAM, THE BLAME IS ON WHO?

SO WHEN PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST ISA, WHY FORCE USED WATER CANON AND TEAR GAS TO CHASE AWAY THE DEMONSTRATORS? EVEN UNTIL NOW THERE ARE NO RESPOND FROM GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW ISA!

WAS IT? IF IT WAS NOT RACIALLY MOTIVATED, WHY THE DEMONSTRATORS BROUGHT COW'S HEAD? PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THE COW HEAD MEANS!

THEN WHY WERE HINDRAF ACTIVISTS DETAINED UNDER ISA? YOU CAN PENALISED HINDRAF ACTIVIST FOR NO CAUSE BUT YOU ASKING WHY YOU MUST PENALISED THIS 'COW HEAD' PROTESTERS WHICH WERE INSULTING HINDU COMMUNITY IN MALAYSIA?

Sep 1, 2009

Malaysia at 52: RON97 is now RM2.05

Petrol price since 1990 (RON97):

before 1990 - RM 0.89
Year 1990 - RM 1.10 (increase RM 0.21)
01/10/2000- RM 1.20 (increase RM 0.10)
20/10/2001- RM 1.30 (increase RM 0.10)
01/05/2002- RM 1.32 (increase RM 0.02)
31/10/2002- RM 1.33 (increase RM 0.01)
01/03/2003- RM 1.35 (increase RM 0.02)
01/05/2004- RM 1.37 (increase RM 0.02)
01/10/2004- RM 1.42 (increase RM 0.05)
05/05/2005- RM 1.52 (increase RM 0.10)
31/07/2005- RM 1.62 (increase RM 0.10)
28/02/2006- RM 1.92 (increase RM 0.30) (Crude oil price around $80 - $100/barrel)

06/06/2008- RM 2.70 (increase RM 0.78) 16/12/2008 RM1.80 RON97 (decrease RM0.90) 16/12/2008 RM1.70

1/9/2009- RON97 has been upgraded as a premium product and its price has increased from RM1.80 to RM2.05 (increase RM0.25)
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1/9/2009- RM1.75 – RON95 (decrease RM0.05 compare to RON97 before price increase)


Crude oil price at around US $72.00 now. So why should government increase the petrol price?

Race?


Aug 31, 2009

Malaysia at 52: "1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now."?


"1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now."? '1Malaysia' are parroted in the various media channel like a new shape of Malaysia. It seems like PM Mr Najib admit that the previous premierships were divided into ‘several Malaysia’. In fact, I heard about his ‘1Malaysia’, but I don't really get what's the true meaning of '1Malaysia'. All I understand is, I am born in this land and this is my home. Having born after the country's Independence, I do have a hard time struggling with the true meaning of Merdeka. And for me Merdeka is all about democracy and liberty.

Can a nation with mounting racism, slanders, violence, deceptions, autocracies, corruptions, abuse of power, silencing dissent, fear of the people, politicians hunger for power, political persecutions everywhere accepted as truly Merdeka state? Despite the 1Malaysia concept emphasised by our new premier, multiracial Malaysians still being ‘divide and rule’. Racial politics and race-based organisations still championing for their own ethnic and definitely not for '1Malaysia'. Nothing had been change since colonial British left Malaya 52 years ago.

The Shah Alam sec 23 Hindu temple relocation protest, Kampung Buah Pala fiasco, Teoh Beng Hock’s ‘murder’, Perak constitution Crisis, custody deaths, money politics and much more shameful incidents haunting Malaysia at its 52. Are we truly Merdeka then? What are the differences between colonisers (British, Japanese, Portuguese and etc) and local leaders if all of them never respect freedom, justice, truth and people’s welfare?

And for those racialist idiots, let me tell you that I am born in this land, I am a Malaysian and I am Bumiputera even if I am not a Malay or descendant of a Native. So I have the equal rights in Malaysia!

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY TO ALL MALAYSIANS!

WHAT IS '1MALAYSIA'?