Hornbill Unleashed

May 2, 2014

‘Najib will lead us to religious strife’

Dukau Papau

Without mincing his words, a Sarawak opposition leader has warned that following Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will plunge the state into darkness.

State PKR chief Baru Bian said this in response to Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic affairs) Daud Abdul Rahman, who said the state would comply with Najib’s decision on the motion of the Private Member’s Bill for hudud.

“Given his (Najib’s) pathetic track record in controlling religious extremists and bigots in West Malaysia, we will be led into the dark abyss of racial strife and religious intolerance should we be so foolish as to follow him,” Baru said.

The PKR leader also reminded Daud that Islam and hudud are not for the state.

“I was extremely disappointed and appalled to read Daud’s statement. The statement shows his lack of understanding of the rights of Sarawak, which are protected under the Malaysia Agreement.

“For Sarawak, the stand is very clear. That the first of the 18 points relates to religion and points to the paramount concern our forefathers had about protecting this most precious freedom for Sarawakians,” he said.

About 80% of Sarawak’s 2.6 million people are  Christians.

As a reminder, Baru said the absence of a state religion was one of the pivotal factors in Sarawak agreeing to join in the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

“Let there be no doubt then that in accordance with the vision of our forefathers, Sarawak remained and should remain a secular state,” he added.

The PKR leader said even former chief minister Taib Mahmud had consistently rejected all forms of religious extremism in Sarawak.

“How can we simply follow the PM’s stand when he is neither here nor there?

“The PM’s response should be that Malaysia is a secular country as provided in the Federal Constitution and that there is no place for the implementation of hudud law unless the Federal Constitution is amended to allow for it,” the lawyer and Ba’Kelalan state rep added.

Notwithstanding the assurance given by some political leaders that hudud will not affect non-Muslims even if it is implemented, Baru said he was not convinced as recent developments in West Malaysia have been infringing on the rights of non-Muslims.

“One instance is the banning of Bibles in hotel rooms in Pahang by the state Islamic Council.

“Clearly this deprives the rights of traveling Christians to read their Holy Book. There is nothing wrong with having both the Bible and the Quran in hotel rooms and leaving it to the guests to read whichever one is applicable.

“This would be in accordance with the principle of religious freedom. We should give Muslims credit for their ability to hold steadfast to their religious beliefs and not be confused by the mere presence of a Bible in the room,” he added.

Baru also clarified that hudud is not being opposed in order to reject Islam.

“We are talking about maintaining the status quo under the social contract that was agreed among the partners in the Federation of Malaysia,” he added.

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14 Comments »

  1. Do not forget Najib funded Perkasa with tax payers’ money.

    Comment by Sam — May 3, 2014 @ 11:59 AM | Reply

    • The Expert of Racist,that kacang lupa kulit is guiding them along to destroy the Nation, suits his agenda.

      Comment by tiuniamah — May 5, 2014 @ 3:05 PM | Reply

      • Agreed!

        Comment by Sharin — May 5, 2014 @ 6:30 PM | Reply

  2. Salute to Baru Bian. You are the only Dayak politician which I can call in the future as Dayak leader. You dare to speak against the brutality of the government of the day. You champion the Dayak NCR lands all this while in this modern day. Your evidences are there clearly written in the history of NCR court cases.Your name is a household name for those who have lost their NCR lands to the powerful lords and kings of the land.

    So far you have done what the majority Dayaks want. Educate the Dayaks on the serious sins and crimes Daud’s party PBB had done to Sarawak. It was under PBB who sold Sarawak to Malaya from equal partner to just one of the states in Malaysia and worse still we are now the real colony together with Sabah. Dayaks need more Dayak politicians like you.We Dayaks may had not built an ancient civilization like the Chinese civilization but the truth is that we had roamed Borneo Island earlier than our conquerors who founded their sultanates along the coasts.

    Now, we have lost everything very much like our brothers the Red Indians of America, Aborigines of Australia and Maoris of New Zealand. According to the 18 Point Agreement for Sarawak it was clearly stated that there is no state religion. However, under PBB Sarawak Traitor No 1,Tun Rahman changed every thing as he believed with BINA he could convert all the Bidayuhs to Islam within a split of second. Now ,Daud Al mamak is brave to support hudud because he gets the supports of UMNO Malaya. He knows the police,navy and army are all in the Malay hands. By pointing the rifles at them they will be finished.That is the reason why other Dayak politicians wearing “kain kebat” are unwilling to talk besides Baru Bian. Go ahead baru.Speak up as mouths and brains are the only things that Dayaks still have now. We have lost our trees,we have lost our lands,we have lost our rivers,we have lost our dignity,we have lost Borneo Island that we roamed freely 800 years ago before the conquerors founded their sultanates like the Sultanate of Brunei,Sambas,Pontianak and Bandjarmasin. The list are endless.I dream for a Dayak Saviour.

    Comment by Hopeless — May 2, 2014 @ 6:24 PM | Reply

  3. Ministers like Daud has to be careful what he wish for. Unless he’s totally clean and free from corruption, he could be one of the first politicians to have his hand cut off if hudud is implemented. And his corrupt colleagues would all face the same punishment too. Looking from this perspective, it wouldn’t be all bad to be under hudud would it?

    Comment by apai — May 2, 2014 @ 4:29 PM | Reply

  4. Now that China will be World Economic Leader soon in 2006, the p&$# m^k UMNO-BN people will say China is world leader! Hey! Yeah! Good! Communists and capitalists rob and steal from citizens. Being capitalist is no better than communist or vice versa. Didnt they tell you that communism is the exact and direct opposite of capitalism which is supposed to be good?

    Capitalism is – Man exploits man. Communism is its exact opposite, which is – man exploits Man!

    Religion whatever it is, is supposed to teach us good values, which is really nothing to do with definition of Capitalism or Communism hudud or not.

    What it can mean is this – if Hudud is to be made national religion system, its simply because the idea is to generate discussion and more contructive thinking. If you think Hudud is no good, pray tell me is the present government system better in any sense???!!!

    So if you you do not want Hudud, wtf do you do nothing of the present which is worst than Hudud?You get robbed daily and Masing says its OK the present system is good?If in another decade we dont kick these people out we will be nothing but “kentut”! Hudud or not!!!

    Comment by Robin Hood — May 2, 2014 @ 2:25 PM | Reply

  5. To the “yes” “betul” I think Tan Sri James Masing has already started the first salvo “tidak” to Daud. Dayaks will run in chorus with that.

    Comment by Anek — May 2, 2014 @ 1:04 PM | Reply

    • Does it matter what Masing says?

      What does it matter if being Muslim or Christian you’re still screwed to the bone by his Master and Lord Taik Mamut?

      Comment by does it matter? — May 2, 2014 @ 1:29 PM | Reply

  6. The general public in Sarawak will stand opposed to Hudud. And we should oppose anything which is not consistent with Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63)signed by our forefathers: Jugah anak Barieng, Abang Haji Mustapha, Abang Haji Opng, Ling Beng Siew, and P.E.H. Pike (State AG). MA63 is supreme. It predated Malaysia Constitution, the latter of which was based on Malaya’s constitution. By MA63 Sarawak and Sabah were recognized as Independent nations, equal in status with Malaya, at the time it was signed and executed. Otherwise how can it be explained being an international document if Sarawak and Sabah were only Colonies of Britain and yet were parties to it. Such would make MA63 void ab initio. But such argument would be ridiculous in the face of the new reality of Malaysia had come into being on 16.09.1963. So MA63 was/is valid. And there is nothing in MA63 which suggest HUDUD in Sarawak. This will continue to be. And Daub please don’t try it here.

    Comment by Anek — May 2, 2014 @ 1:01 PM | Reply

  7. Now how many percent of the BN seats in Sarawak are under Dayaks. Why are all these ‘ YES/Betul ‘ leaders keeping their mouths shut.

    Comment by sipaigong — May 2, 2014 @ 11:34 AM | Reply

  8. In our multi-racial society, the existing constitution should take precedence over any religion.
    We respect all religions, but we should uphold a secular society.

    Comment by Aidil — May 2, 2014 @ 11:16 AM | Reply

  9. Good on you Baru Bian!! Those who like to kiss the butt of Najib and follow his conniving ways need to be reprimanded like this Daud Abdul Rahman.

    Comment by Geronimo Miller — May 2, 2014 @ 9:53 AM | Reply

  10. Daud is a very senior Junior Minister. I think he is the most senior Junior Minister from PBB. If he become a full Minister under Adenan, he will be the most junior Senior Minister. Life can be very unfair for him sometimes.

    Comment by Kayanic — May 2, 2014 @ 9:41 AM | Reply

  11. Don’t tell me that this Asst Minister is representing the voice of CM or the state government on the matter. Who is he as a Junior Minister to decide on a very2 issue which would certainly affect the MA1963 and 18 pts agreement? If he doesn’t like the present status quo, do leave the state and have a new life in Kelantan. Enough is enough, think of how to improve the social and economic well-being of sarawakians first who have been neglected for long years by umno/bn regime. What say Sarawak CM?

    Comment by Justice Lover — May 2, 2014 @ 7:56 AM | Reply


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