22 December 2019

Najib Swears At Holy Mosque Again...

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The Last Time He Did That, 
He Lost The Entire Government....

In front of a thousand curious people watching at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, Najib Razak performed his drama – taking a “sumpah laknat”, or swearing in the face of divine retribution to deny former elite police commando Azilah Hadri’s statutory declaration (SD) that he (then deputy prime minister) gave the order to kill Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Putting a sombre expression, the ex-premier declared – “Today on December 20, 2019, in accordance with the 23rd of Rabiulawal in the year 1441 Hijri, I, Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak swear that I have never hired anyone to kill a Mongolian citizen named Altantuya Shariibuu. Indeed, I have never met or known of an individual of that name before. For if I lie, may God strike me and curse me greatly for this sin.”

If the people at the mosque were waiting to see if the God would unleash thunder and lightning from the sky to strike Najib for lying again, they were disappointed. Taking a “sumpah laknat” (a religious Islamic oath), also known as “mubahalah” in Arabic, is supposed to be a serious curse. But punishment in the form of thunder and lightning has not been proven.

However, to a desperado like Najib Razak, who might face the gallows for ordering “shoot to kill” a pregnant woman suspected of carrying his own child due to sexual relationship with the Mongolian beauty, performing a “curse swear” provides the easiest way out. Potentially 6-million UMNO and PAS Malay-Muslims could have been conned by his religious oath today (20 December).

As far as Najib is concerned, the “sumpah (swear)” is another tool to hoodwink gullible and simple-minded Malay folks. It was like school kids, who would swear they didn’t steal another kid’s colour pencil, and upon finding nothing disastrous happened to them, would steal and swear again. If invoking God’s name through curse is foolproof, lawyers and judges would be jobless ages ago.
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Malaysia is perhaps the only country where scandal-plagued Malay-Muslim politicians love to play “sumpah” when cornered and trapped in serious allegations. One wonders why Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not perform the same ritual like Najib Razak when the future Saudi king was accused of giving an order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

As the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia provides the best place for a Muslim to prove his / her innocence by simply performing “mubahalah” (sumpah laknat). Yet, despite economic boycotts from many countries due to the gruesome murder of Khashoggi, where his body was cut into pieces, the crown prince hadn’t thought of performing a similar stunt like Najib.

Actually, the clever Najib knew nothing life threatening will happen to him even if he performs the swearing ritual a thousand times more. The cheap drama was designed to just scam the 6-million Malay folks, mostly still believe in bomoh (shaman) and black magic. After all, “sumpah laknat” is not officially recognised in Malaysia’s Shariah laws.

In the past, there were numerous cases of controversial figures who had taken the “sumpah laknat” route, but nothing happens to either the accuser or the accused. In 2011, the infamous “Datuk T” trio of Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik, Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Shuib Lazim said they were ready to take a “sumpah laknat” to prove their allegation against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Shazryl Eskay had then recited the oath at a mosque in Sentul in April 2011 that he was in the same room along with Anwar Ibrahim when Anwar was having sex with a prostitute and caught in a sex video. Mr Anwar plunged into sex scandal again in 2008, when his ex-aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan took the “sumpah laknat” at a mosque, describing how he was sodomised by his boss.
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In a press conference in May 2013, Saiful claimed he had performed the oath again in Mecca, one of the holiest sites for Muslims. Yet, not a single human being has ever been harmed by the God in the entire curse swearing melodrama. Not only were there no divine retribution lightning, Anwar Ibrahim is now closer to become the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Not all the “sumpah laknat” stunts were performed to prove one’s innocence or to prove one’s accusation is true though. In an apparent desperate attempt to attract voters’ attention, UMNO Youth Chief Wannabe Syed Rosli Syed Harman Jamalullail took a similar “sumpah laknat” oath before the Quran / Koran – if he wins the Youth Chief post, he won’t engage in corruption or abuse of power.

The God, however, was not impressed with Syed Rosli’s oath. He eventually lost to incumbent Khairy Jamaluddin in the 2013 UMNO Youth Chief contest. Interestingly, Khairy would plunge into a controversy RM100 million corruption scandal three years later in 2016, involving the Youth and Sports Ministry which he led from 2013 to 2018.

Last year, UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi swore to God that he did not beg for a meeting with the newly installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. However, Mahathir’s loyalist Khairuddin Abu Hassan accused Zahid of being a liar and was challenged to “sumpah laknat” in a mosque. Of course, the Java-immigrant was too chicken to accept the challenge.

At the end of the day, no crooks, villains, murderers or animals were harmed by divine retribution during – or even after – the making of any “sumpah laknat” ceremony. That alone speaks volumes about the effectiveness of engaging in such time-wasting activity. Perhaps Najib Razak should pay more attention to karma or retribution in a different manner.
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Najib  meets Trumph

As admitted by Najib, this was the third time he has sworn the oath concerning Altantuya. The first time he took the “sumpah” was in 2007 and again in 2008. What the disgraced serial liar probably didn’t realise was the start of his downfall right after he lied that he had never met the Mongolian woman, let alone had sex or gave the order to kill her.

Sure, he successfully pressured his predecessor, “sleeping beauty” Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to resign after the disastrous results of the 2008 General Election, marking the first time since the 1969 election that the Barisan Nasional coalition did not win a two-thirds supermajority in the Malaysian Parliament. The ruling coalition under Badawi won only 51.39% popular vote.

However, Najib Razak, who took over the premiership on 3 April, 2009, unexpectedly did worse than Abdullah Badawi in the subsequent 2013 General Election. Under his leadership, for the first time in the history of the country, the Barisan Nasional won less of the popular vote than the opposition. Najib’s government only won 47.38% of the popular vote while the now-defunct opposition Pakatan Rakyat took 50.87%.

Five years later, despite splashing billions of dollars bribing the people through BR1M, Najib lost the entire government in the May 2018 General Election. Yes, after 61 years since independence in 1957, the once invincible and mighty Barisan Nasional coalition lost its power under the pink lips Najib Razak. Could this be the divine retribution for the lies he made twice at the holy mosques?

Yes, about 10 years after Najib lied in the mosque about Altantuya, the Barisan Nasional ruling government slowly but surely started to lose its shine. Najib was destined to become a prime minister because that was the only way he would become more arrogant and corrupt, and eventually fell, allowing killer Azilah to expose him as the despicable man who gave the order to “shoot and explode” a pregnant woman.

Desperate to save his own pathetic life, he would do anything, including undertaking the “sumpah laknat”. Still, Mr. Najib should be careful what he wishes for, not that he has any other choice. The curse could come back to haunt him as he had made a mockery of the Islamic religious oath. If his previous two oaths had made him powerless, imagine what would happen to him after his third “sumpah”. - FT

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Sumpah! Demi Allah! I’m not lying!...

Thursday was a monumental day in the United States. A decision to impeach the US President Donald Trump was made by Congress.  They debated and finally voted to impeach him for abusing power and obstructing Congress.  They made the decision based on investigations and evidence. Trump maintains innocence but a trial will begin in January 2020.

In Malaysia, a trial is already going on against former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his alleged 1MDB corruption scandal.  The trial is going how a trial should be and Najib is currently entering his defence.  He was happy that he had to go to trial because he said that it would be an opportunity to clear his name.

Then the sumpah laknat starts. What is sumpah laknat? It is when a Muslim goes to a mosque and swears on the Quran.  If he or she is lying, then the invitation is for God to smite you with extreme curses. Apparently, it is so powerful that in Malaysia, it ends all arguments and disputes. 

We’ve seen many people doing the sumpah laknat publicly every time they are accused of wrongdoing or immoral activities.  And once they do that, all accusations are supposed to stop because if no wrath comes from God, then obviously they are innocent.  And who can question God’s decision, right?
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So, Najib decided last week that he would go to a mosque this Friday (today) and after Friday prayers, he shall commence with his sumpah laknat saying that he is not involved in the 1MDB scandal.  This is in addition to him also denying that he was involved in the murder of the Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006. Lots of denying he has to do.

I guess this is supposed to solve everything then. Why waste time and money on a trial now?  Who cares about rational investigation and evidence? Who cares if there are actual witnesses and black and white documentation?  All that can be disregarded because… hey! sumpah laknat! What more do you want?

But here’s the thing. Wrongdoing will always be wrong whether there is a sumpah laknat or not.  It’s just like lying. You can lie without swearing and it is still a lie. You can get away with it, of course.  But it’s still a lie. If you break the law, you will need to face justice. Just like in a religion, if you commit sin, you will face the consequences.

Take for example this hypothetical situation.  A wife decides to cheat on her husband and commit adultery. She denies every allegation and accusation.  She swears to God and promises that she didn’t do anything wrong.  Yes, similar to a sumpah laknat. But then, investigations exposes actual evidence of the adulterous actions and the wife becomes an ex-wife.  So much for the sumpah and swearing.

Does the swearing to God actually stop a person from lying if he or she has already decided to lie?  Of course not. Many human beings are wired to think that they can be smart enough to get away with anything.  They might even think that they can outsmart and manipulate religion and God with their sumpah laknat and swearing on holy books. 

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What they are doing is making a mockery of the religion and that in its own is a tremendous wrongdoing. And at the end of the day, evidence should count and contribute towards justice.  As human beings in this world, we have a responsibility to protect society from abuse and this is even mentioned in many religious teachings. 

That’s why we have the justice system in the form of the judiciary. Let the trial go on and we should rubbish the sumpah laknat as a publicity stunt. Think about it. If we can rely on the sumpah laknat to prove innocence, then we can definitely rely on a more systematic method like the courts to prove innocence or guilt. 

Sure, we can argue that the justice system isn’t perfect. But I would rather rely on an imperfect system (that can be fought to be improved) than just blind swearing in a mosque. So for Najib, he can sumpah all he wants and make as much noise as he wants to. Malu apa bossku? Right?  But he cannot be absolved of the allegations and accusations just like that. He will still have to go to court. 

So it is for Trump as well. He can scream and tweet all he wants, but his impeachment will happen anyway. And if Najib really believes in his sumpah laknat, he should video tape it today and then submit it as his defence in court.  Why not, right? Malu apa bossku? - Zan Azlee 

Selepas Najib bersumpah laknat 
dan perlu kes Altantuya dibuka semula...

Semalam Najib Razak melakukan sumpah laknat Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur bagi menafikan tuduhan yang terkandung dalam Akaun Bersumpah atau SD Azilah Hadri yang mengaitkannya dengan pembunuhan Altantuya Sharibuu.

Lafaz sumpah beliau adalah:-

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Walaupun telah melakukan sumpah, dari segi undang-undang negara, ia tidak bermakna Najib telah bersih dan suci sepenuhnya daripada pembunuhan itu. Ia juga tidak bermakna SD Azilah itu sebagai palsu dan tidak benar dan beliau dianggap telah melakukan fitnah terhadap Najib.

Selain kebenaran yang sebenar-benarnya hanyalah milik Allah, dengan tindakan berani Najib melakukan sumpah laknat ini, keperluan untuk membuka semula kes perbicaraan Altantuya dengan sendirinya menjadi lebih tinggi.

Pihak kerajaan melalui Jabatan Peguam Negara kini tidak ada pilihan lain selain perlu mengarahkan kes tersebut dibicarakan semula. Malah, kalau boleh, perbicaraan mesti diadakan dalam kadar yang segera kerana kes ini dianggap membawa kepentingan yang tinggi kepada orang awam, rakyat serta negara seluruhnya.

Perbicaraan semula itu bukan saja selaras dengan kehendak rakyat yang mahu tahu kebenaran kes pembunuhan Altantuya, malah sebenarnya sesuai juga dengan keinginan Azilah dan Najib sendiri.

Apabila Azilah membuat SD yang mendakwa Najib telah mengarahkannya membunuh Altantuya, beliau tentulah melakukannya dengan niat serta tujuan agar perbicaraan dapat dibuka semula dan sekaligus membuka ruang kepada pembebasannya daripada pembebasannya daripada hukuman gantung yang diterimanya sebelum ini.

Begitu juga apabila Najib sedia melakukan sumpah laknat menafikan dakwaan Azilah itu, beliau sebenarnya berbuat demikian agar perbicaraan dapat dibuka semula. Bermakna, baik Azilah mahu pun Najib, kedua-duanya memang mahukan perbicaraan semula diadakan.

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Hanya dengan adanya perbicaraan semula serta memanggil kembali semua saksi-saksi yang relevan seperti Abdul Razak Baginda, bekas ketua pengawal peribadi Najib, DSP Musa Safri dan lain-lainnya, maka barulah dapat diketahui siapa sebenarnya yang mengarahkan pembunuhan Altantuya itu.

Apabila diketahui siapa yang mengarahkan pembunuhan itu, itulah sebesar-besar pesalah atau keparat yang sebenarnya. Selama ini hanya diketahui Azilah Hadri dan Sirul yang melakukan pembunuhan itu, tetapi kerana kedua-duanya tiada motif yang jelas membunuh Altantuya, siapa yang mengarahkan mereka masih lagi misteri.

Apa lagi ketika menjatuhkan hukuman gantung terhadap Azilah dan Sirul, hakim telah mengatakan motif pembunuhan tidak penting diketahui, walaupun ia adalah relevan. Melalui perbicaraan semula nanti akan turut membolehkan kita mengetahui sama ada SD Azilah yang mengaitkan Najib dalam pembunuhan itu sebagai palsu atau sebaliknya.

Juga akan diketahui kenapa tiba-tiba SD itu muncul dan mungkinkah ada sesiapa mengarahkan Azilah berbuat demikian. Bahkan, dengan perbicaraan semula juga akan diketahui kebenaran tentang sumpah laknat yang dilafazkan Najib semalam dan lebih daripada itu, dengan kehendak Allah, tidak mustahil laknat akan turut menyusul kepada sesiapa yang berbohong dan pelaku sebenar yang menyebabkan kematian Altantuya. -ShahbudinHusin.

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Laknat Allah dan Redha Allah...

Kata wala'un PAS, Najib telah melakukan sumpah laknat... Kalau dia bohong, sudah tentu Allah sudah melaknat dia... Sekarang Najib sihat wal afiat, tak nampak pun dia dilaknat Allah, maknanya sumpahnya betul.

Soalan untuk wala'un : Kamu tahu ke laknat Allah tu macam mana...? Kamu ingat laknat Allah maksudnya Najib akan terpukang serta-merta dan tubuhnya terus bertukar jadi babi...? Atau tubuhnya akan terbakar...? Atau dia jadi bisu, atau matanya akan buta, atau mulut jadi herok...? Atau macam mana...?

Begitu juga dengan redha Allah... Wala'un PAS kata, biar pun kalah dalam pilihanraya tak apa, asalkan Allah redha.... Mana kau tahu Allah redha atau tak redha...? Kalau kalah pilihanraya itu bermakna Allah redha, calon PAS ramai yang menang di Terengganu, Kelantan dan Kedah, apakah Allah tidak meredhai mereka...? Kalau menang pilihanraya bermakna Allah redha, nescaya Amanah lah yang paling diredhai Allah, sebab pertama kali bertanding terus dapat jadi menteri... Bukan...!

Firmanallahu ta'ala dalam Surah At-Taubah ayat 100, maksudnya : "Dan orang-orang yang terawal - yang mula-mula (berhijrah dan memberi bantuan) dari golongan "Muhajirin" dan "Ansar" dan orang-orang yang menurut mereka dengan kebaikan, Allah redha akan mereka dan mereka pula redha akan Dia, serta Allah menyediakan untuk mereka syurga-syurga yang mengalir di bawahnya beberapa sungai, mereka kekal di dalamnya selama-lamanya; itulah kemenangan yang besar."

Para ulamak mentafsirkan 'Allah meredhai mereka' itu maksudnya semua sahabat nabi akan masuk syurga.... Itu makna redha.... Bukannya panjat pokok atas bukit untuk gantung bendera PAS, oooh kita mencari redha Allah... kepala hotak kau.

Begitu juga dengan laknat Allah, kita tak tahu macam mana... Itu perkara ghaib, itu urusan Allah.... Kita tidak tahu bentuk pelaknatan itu, dan kita tidak tahu laknat itu berlaku di dunia atau di akhirat.

Sekian dimaklongkan.... Jom sarapan orang putih, pisang rebus dan ubi kayu rebus cicah nyor. - Awang
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