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JOKES BY THE ULAMA..

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

It seems that the National Fatwa Council had been told to slow down their ignorance horses, prior to the self imposed decision to ban the practice of Yoga and have to wait for the green light from the Council of Rulers’ approval.
Perhaps I could say that the credibility of the NFC (National Fatwa Council, Jose!) has gone down the drain.
I wish to congratulate every one of them in the NFC for making fun at themselves. I also would like to remind them to be more careful when it comes to sensitive issues such as this.

I am anxious to know what is their next step and what would they do after all this things had eroded disgracefully.
I think the best thing for the Government to do is to ask the NFC to disband themselves and stop issuing all the nonsense and petty things and just carry on their lives.
There are more many important things in this life and it would be a waste if we are putting ourselves in a hostile situation.

I would like to repeat again that I never pra…

JENAKA ULAMA..

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Sekali lagi, pihak ulama telah menggunakan tukul besi diktatorisme mereka.

Kali ini, mereka telah mengambil keputusan untuk mengharamkan umat Islam dari mengamalkan senaman Yoga.

Penulis yakin, si cilik Ninie Ahmad (Salah seorang pengamal senaman Yoga di Malaysia dan seorang Melayu Muslim, Jose!) sudah pasti akan mengeluh dan bimbang dengan fatwa yang telah dikeluarkan oleh pihak Ulama negara kita.

Persoalannya sekarang, siapakah yang benar? Pihak ulama atau umara? Atau pihak pengamal senaman Yoga, yang secara hakikatnya mengamalkan senaman tersebut, sekadar untuk kekal sihat (Jose, bukankah Tuhan menyuruh hambanya menjaga kesihatan supaya kekal sihat dan mampu untuk beribadat?).

Ada pihak-pihak tertentu yang merasakan bahawa senaman Yoga ini satu bentuk “ancaman” baru kepada umat Islam kini. Persoalannya, apakah ianya benar?

Adakah umat Islam begitu mudah untuk disesatkan dan apakah ulama kita di Malaysia sendiri yang terlalu bimbang dan mereka umpama takutkan b…

WANITA ITU BERNAMA SENIWATI..

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Wanita itu bernama seniwati,
Panca lihatnya mencernakan warna,
Bicara hatinya memaklumkan rasa,

Wanita itu bernama seniwati,
Apa jua nan disentuh persis sang Midas,
Kerna karyanya terserlah jauh dari emas,

Wanita itu bernama seniwati,
Jauh perjalanannya itu menyusun destinasi,
Dan akhirnya destinasinya itu sampai jua di sini.

Wisma Sokka Gakai, Kuala Lumpur
26 Oktober 2008

note: The above poem was recited during the launch of Pauh Si Janggi, an exhibition by Prof Dr Siti Zainon Ismail, Tokoh Budayawati Melayu.

THE DISEASE WITHIN UMNO

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

The most nerve-racking thing for a person is when he is informed that he had been infected with an unknown disease.
Sometimes, a person would resolve to all sorts of ways to ensure he stays fit and healthy. However, we must also remember that it is God's will if a person falls sick, even though they had done many things in order to remain healthy.
I believe good health is the gem of life. It is pointless if you have millions of cash or even a mountain of pearls and gold or a house as big as the Seri Perdana Complex in your possession, if you are sick and lying helplessly on bed.
It is also very important for us to take care of our health. It is best to try and avoid consuming fast food or unhealthy food as it will help to fast forward the “call of death”.
I realize I do not have any qualification or the right to talk about health (Jose, please take note that I am really skilful when it comes to arts, theatre or any of the artful dodger). But I am aware on the …

TUHAN BELUM MATI..

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Nadi berdarah, Nafas resah, Rindu terdedah, Khilaf meredah, Darahkah merah? Aku tidak pasti, Kerana kepastian telah terhakis dari dinding rasa ini, Moga-moga ada yang tahu, Aku kini bukan lagi aku, Roboh kota hati, Tuhan belum mati.

Kuala Lumpur, 11 Nov 2008

KETUANAN MELAYU

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Ketuanan Melayu, dahulunya merupakan satu isu sensitive yang tidak disentuh langsung oleh sesiapapun. Sesiapa yang menyentuh isu ini akan dianggap sebagai penggugat kepada keharmonian antara kaum yang telah terjalin selama ini.

Namun, pada masa sekarang ianya merupakan satu persoalan yang cukup popular, dibangkitkan oleh sesetengah pihak, samada di kalangan pembesar (UMNO) mahupun golongan marhaen (PAS/PKR/DAP).

Menurut Perdana Menteri, maksud Ketuanan Melayu ialah keupayaan bangsa Melayu untuk mencapai sesuatu kejayaan. In other words, what the PM tries to say is the Malay supremacy carries the meaning of race supremacy. (The Star, Selasa, 29 April, 2008. Pak Lah explains meaning of 'ketuanan Melayu').

Persoalannya, apakah ianya benar?

Adakah bangsa Melayu ini benar-benar sudah mencapai tahap supremacy?

Penulis tidak mempersoalkan keupayaan bangsa sendiri tetapi sekadar ingin mengajak bangsa Melayu mengkaji, apakah perlu untuk kita menuntut Ketuanan Mela…

THE RACE FOR THE UMNO LEADERSHIP

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

It seems that the race for the UMNO Deputy Presidency has becoming too jam-packed when Tan Sri Muhammad Taib has joined in the competition with Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Rustam when he managed to secured his place after obtaining enough nomination, last week.
However, Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin, who is in the lead with 90 nominations is seen as the Deputy President material and thus will become the next Deputy Prime Minister, after Najib takes over the job from Pak Lah in March 2009. I hope none of the Bacalah readers will see me as vouching for Tan Sri Muhyidin.
Allow me to me explain it to you that I hardly know him personally, nor do I have any admiration for him. And this blog is not paid for or being sponsored by anybody from the party. But it doesn’t mean I will not agree to him as the next UMNO Deputy President, should he win the post.
From the looks of it, he has some advantage points compared to the other two candidates. Firstly, he is currently holding the po…

PERDEBATAN

Oleh - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Sejak kebelakangan ini, ramai orang mula memperkatakan tentang perlunya diadakan perdebatan, khususnya untuk pemilihan UMNO akan datang.

Ada yang berpendapat perdebatan antara calon-calon yang bertanding akan mampu merangsang pemikiran mereka dan memberikan peluang kepada orang ramai untuk mengetahui dan memah, terutamanya ketika menyampaikan hujah masing-masing.

Ada juga yang inginkan perdebatan ini diadakan secara tertutup dan ada yang mahu ianya diadakan secara langsung, yakni "live" telecast dan disiarkan di dalam rangkaian televisyen.

Namun yang demikian, persoalan utama yang harus dikupasi ialah apakah seorang itu dianggap bacul jika dia menolak untuk terlibat di dalam sebarang perdebatan yang diadakan atau, bijak kerana tidak mahu dilihat sebagai membuka pekung di dada.

Ini kerana perdebatan akan menjurus kepada beberapa perkara yang mungkin akan menunjukkan kebijaksanaan seseorang atau ketidakbijaksanaan orang itu sendiri.

Sebagai contoh, ada y…

UMNO IS NOT A SPENDING FORCE PARTY

By - Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Sometimes, a person will be elected to a post not because he is seen as a capable leader, but is also due to fact that he is connected or belongs to a certain group.
Khairy Jamaluddin, the once prince of the political arena have seen his days in the local politics has been outnumbered, when his beloved father-in-law cum Prime Minister, Pak Lah decided not to defend his UMNO Presidency. Even though he had managed to qualify to race for the post of UMNO Youth chief, he has to work extra hard to ensure his credibility as a leader per se, will be the main factor he will be elected to that post.
And, with his father in-law cum Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi slowly losing grip on the party, the struggle for Khairy to be elected as the next UMNO youth chief will be seen as easier said than done and tough. Based on the latest number of nominations, UMNO Youth Chief aspirant Datuk Mukhriz is still leading the race with 71 nominations, with Dato' Seri Dr. Mohd Khir T…