the narratives of mainstream Islam in this country are all about how
the non-Muslims, specifically the Chinese community, control the economy
and thus corrupt good Muslim leaders.
Of course, not many folks remember this, but back in the day, this was the PAS narrative against the Old Maverick.
then, it was all about how plutocrats from the MCA were corrupting good
Muslim leaders and the Old Maverick was enabling this.
days, it is about how honest but poorly paid Muslims are being corrupted
by the community, which supposedly controls the economy.
brings it down to the street level, which is easier to understand than
the labyrinthian nature of corruption scandals by various Malay uber
alles big wigs.
So, while the average Umno/PAS voter or potential
voter may not get the littoral ship scandal, they would empathise with
the poor Muslim cop or clerk saddled with a large family who is caught
for corruption and how they were enticed by the greedy, wealthy
Hadi, never one to let a good rant go to waste, even
takes his shots at the Jews, who he blames for influencing the West and
of course this country because of colonialism.
He believes the holy book has all the answers but the pesky Federal
Constitution, a legacy of colonialism gets in the way of showing how
Islam deals with corruption.
To better understand where Hadi is coming from, you should read his thoughts on corruption in a Berita Harian piece:
tiada orang akan menjadi mangsa akibat kesalahan daripada tindakan
undang-undang yang dizalimi, bukan kerana kesalahannya mengikut hukum
"Pada masa sama, ia perlu diambil kira dari segi ekonomi pendapatan atau gaji yang cukup bagi keperluan diri dan keluarga."
should understand where Hadi is coming from. At this moment the fate of
Najib Abdul Razak is in the hands of the Federal Court led by a woman.
This of course goes against everything Hadi believes in.
why secular laws are considered verboten to the likes of Hadi. This is
why liberal Muslims who believe in secular laws are dangerous to this
If he had his way, all those Jewish-inspired colonial
laws would be scrubbed off the books. What we would be left with is the
kind of Islam in which Hadi and his ilk are the gatekeepers.
They determine the innocent from the guilty and you have to keep in mind that, ab initio, only Muslims are righteous, according to Hadi.
course, this is Malaysia, so all those proponents of hate speech laws
are going to give a pass to Hadi. Here is a political operative who is
inciting hatred against the non-Muslim and non-bumiputera community. And
you can bet your last ringgit that nobody is going to do anything about
It also points to the mindset of the state security
apparatus. This belief that the Malay community is peaceful and that
crimes are what “others” do, reflects the operating procedures which
have resulted in deaths in custody, the refusal to carry out the orders
from civil courts and an unwillingness to submit to independent bodies
when it comes to the way they operate.
But Hadi forgets that there was a time when Malaysia was free from corruption - or at least certain states.
And do you know which states were free from corruption?
in 2013, according to Hadi, Pakatan Rakyat states and political leaders
were free from corruption. And he said this during the opening of a
Chinese New Year festival in Kedah. This was reported in the press.
So I guess, according to Hadi, we should vote for Harapan, right?