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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Mysterious 12th Of Rabbiul Awwal - So Does This Mean The Public Holiday Is Also Fake?

Just yesterday Dr Mahathir was saying in the media that Muslims are following religious leaders and they are not exactly following Islam.  Or words to that effect lah.

The religion guys say that the prophet was born on the 12th day of the month of  Rabbiul Awwal (in the Arabic calendar).  

Then they say the Prophet also died on the 12th of Rabbiul Awwal. 
Meaning the prophet died on his birthday.

The other well known name who was born and died on the same day (on his birthday) was William Shakespeare (23 Apr 1564 - 23 Apr 1616). 

A friend sent me this video above which I have posted before (a long time ago) - here 

Do listen to the video above. The pak Arab guy looks like an OWR.  But only half of what he says has truth in it.  I will only talk about the truthful part.

The guy in the video says  there is no evidence that the prophet was born on the 12th of Rabbiul Awwal. 

What do I say? 

I say for whatever you say please present your evidence. 
Haatu burhanukum inkuntum sadiqeen (show your proofs if you are truthful).

So please show your evidence that the prophet was born on 12th Rabbiul Awwal.
Also please show your evidence that the prophet died on 12th Rabbiul Awwal.
Let us be fair. Both sides must show their evidences.

Surely after 1400 years of religion you must have such information at your fingertips?

(Err . . the Quran has no such information. The Quran is a little short on birthdays ok.)

There is something mysterious about this 12th of Rabbiul Awwal.
It appears a few times in the writings of these religious guys.

They say the prophet was born and died on the same day 12th of Rabbiul Awwal.  

Then they say that the first mosque built by the prophet the Masjid al Quba was also completed guess when? On Friday the 12th of Rabbiul Awwal.

But the guy in the video says the prophet was not born on the 12th of Rabbiul Awwal.
So he implies that part is fake. 

What does this really mean?
It means that this is religion. 

  • The people who believe that the prophet was born on 12th Rabbiul Awwal can now hate the people who dont believe so.  And vice versa.

  • The people who want to celebrate the birthday of the prophet can hate those who dont like a birthday party.  And vice versa.
So what about you Muslim reader? 
Who will you hate today?
Hate hate hate.
No hate no religion
Got religion got hate.

It is a beautiful day. The sun is out today. 
There was a nice breeze blowing.
What a perfect day to hate human beings. 

Why do you all hate so much?
Over things for which you have no evidence.
You cannot haatu burhanukum inkuntum sadiqeen.

Muslim friends, who shall you hate today?

Mr Lim Kit Siang, Brader Sallahuddin Ayub - Is This Another Cekik Darah Policy?

I keep saying that our economy and the economic well  being of the people. especially the Malays and the bumiputras are not anywhere near their potential because there is no free market in Malaysia. 

Everything is controlled, everything has a government sanctioned monopoly or oligopoly that has been choking the lives of the people. 

Only the very few rich, the powerful, the connected and the influential seem to deny the remaining 32 million people  a better life.

A few days ago I received this shocking comment in one of my posts. Thank you to the commenter. (I hope you can throw more light on this matter.)  I cannot verify the details of all that is being said but it sounds genuine enough. I am taking it at face value.  

Here is the comment :

OSTB I was chatting with some friends yesterday and we were talking about fruit exporting. 

To my surprise, 
  • for durian to be exported overseas, local exporters have to go through 6 entities (ie  companies that monopolise) or else no go. 
  • The same goes for exporting pineapples in which exporters have to go through 3 companies or else no go as well. 
So the complaint is that all these companies that control (the export permits) make money out of thin air. 

The exporters complain that this practice have been in existence since about 8 years ago and because of this Malaysian products (fruits) are becoming less attractive due to the excessive high prices  which is to be paid to these companies that control the products being exported. 

As for dragon fruits, it seems dragon fruits are not allowed to be exported at ALL.

Wonder what happens to the excess dragon fruits if such a regulation exists. Maybe OSTB wanna look into this. 

I would have thought that 18 months into the new government these types of practises would have all been abolished.  

Under the BN and the failed New Economic Policy these practises were the rule.  The rich Datos and Tan Sris had the monopolies and strangleholds on useless pieces of paper called "permits" (APs for imports, export permits for timber, plywood etc were common). It appears that there were also export permits for durians and pineapples.

But why does this complaint still arise? How come the Pakatan government has NOT abolished these useless "get rich quick through permits" scams?

These APs, permits etc add zero value and are 100% piractical policies. Worse they add to the costs of doing business and kill off our economy from  growing to its potential. 

Imagine the numbers of unemployed Malays (especially unemployed Malay graduates) who would get more job opportunities if our durian producers and dragon fruit producers can export their products without these pirates blocking their path? The Malay people do not realise that their leaders are making them poor.

I hope Mr Lim Kit Siang will look into this. There is going to be more pressure on you Mr Lim. You are part of the government now. You were very serious before. Time to be really serious again.  

Some Follow Through On Narendra Modi's "Plan B".

Just recently I asked what is Narendra Modi's desired end game for India? Well great observers see the same things.  Here is a Reuters report (carried in The Star) which says somethings about Narendra Modi  - not too far off from what I pointed out here recently.

(Reuters) - Six months after re-elected Modi on course to deliver two big promises 
Stripping Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy 
moving towards building a temple on a disputed site

moves have electrified his supporters 
also sown unease among India's 200 million Muslims and liberals

factbox on what BJP wants to achieve and progress it has made
SOCIAL ISSUES  -   BJP's core tenets - Hindu temple be built on disputed site 
Supreme Court on Sat awarded Hindu groups control of site
paving the way for the construction of a temple

in August stripped Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of special status
another long-held BJP aim to dilute region's autonomy

BJP next create a uniform civil code 
to trump independence of religious communities 

BJP's states gender equality cannot be attained until India adopts uniform civil code
Muslims are upset that Sharia would be diluted under  uniform civil code

Modi keen on Citizenship Amendment Bill
help Hindus, non-Muslim minority in neighbouring Muslim countries move to India
Critics have called the proposal blatantly anti-Muslim

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT   -   to turn India into US$5 trillion economy by 2025

Modi has pushed 'Make in India' campaign 
plan has broadly failed to take off

foreigners deterred by labour laws, bureaucracy, power, water supply
India's insufficient infrastructure.
economic growth fallen to six-year lows 
businessmen disappointed Modi has not reformed India's land and labour laws.

SECURITY  -    Modi wants to become self-reliant in defence, remains distant goal

GOVERNANCE  -   Modi  committed to simultaneous elections for parliament, state assemblies and local bodies to cut down on expenses and avoid excessive political distractions. There is no clear timeline for this.
FARMER WELFARE -   BJP promised farmers incomes will double by 2022
drop in exports, erratic weather contributing to gloom in countryside

(reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal in New Delhi; Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai and Promit Mukherjee; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Mike Collett-White).

My comments : Democracies need votes. Votes come from voters. And in the Third World (India, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica) the quality of the voters determines the politics and government policy.

And when the main objective of all government (to improve the economic well  being of the people) fails or does not achieve economic targets then the political leaders will begin to worry.  

If the economy does not move well enough, how will they get the votes? 

Switch to Plan B. 

Plan B  is the tried and tested fallback on useless issues like religion, race, language etc. 

We are seeing this in Malaysia. 
We are seeing this in India. 

The only real worry factor is that some Indians are seriously talking about India retaking the part of Kashmir which was invaded by Pakistan in 1948.  2020 could see war between India and Pakistan. 

Or Pakistan could break up and parts of Pakistan (Sindh) may rejoin India. 

The plight of the average Indian may just remain the same.

Malaysian Flights Threat To Pearl Harbour.

  • only M'sian airline to US is AirAsia X 

  • M'sia same category as Thai, Bangla, Ghana, Costa Rica

US FAA downgraded Msia’s air safety rating
restricting country’s airlines from adding flights to US

M'sia downgraded to Category 2

FAA’s safety rating based on country’s aviation oversight regime 
an assessment of M'sia's civil aviation authority

means carriers from Msia cannot start new services 
restricted to current levels of existing service to US
carriers also subject to additional inspections in US

FAA will not allow code-sharing between US and M'sia 
M'sia in same category as Thailand, Bangladesh, Ghana, Costa Rica.

only M'sian airline to US is AirAsia X from KL to Honolulu 

My comments : 

It looks like the culprit is Air Asia X because Air Asia X operates the only flight from Malaysia to Honolulu

For once MAS escapes blame because MAS does not know where is the United States or Honolulu. Or what is Pearl Harbour. 

An aviation industry friend says that the FAA 'must have done some air worthiness audit on some of Air Asia planes. The Malaysian plane must have failed the air worthiness audit so the FAA decided to downgrade our rating.  The FAA does surprise spot checks on planes flying into d USA.'

Although the USA is not exempt from suffering air crashes and other airline disasters I believe the FAA (United State's Federal Aviation Administration) has very stringent air safety regulations for airplanes flying in the US.

If they downgraded our airplanes , what about our own Malaysian CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)? Meaning if the flights are downgraded in the US obviously for safety reasons, can the same flights buzz around other destinations, including in Malaysia? 

Or shall we just wait for the next attack on Kota Bharu? 

If there are more spot checks by the FAA on Air Asia X flights into Honolulu it could mean delays and more costs for Air Asia. 

What about reactions by other aviation authorities?   It is to be noted that out of hundreds of airlines flying into the US, they have downgraded airplanes from only FOUR countries Thailand, Bangladesh, Ghana and Costa Rica. 

It looks like Malaysia is now at par with Ghana and Costa Rica as well. Where is Costa Rica?