“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
MPs roast Hadi over claims non-Muslims majority behind corruption by Martin Vengadesan
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Malaysiakini : Fahmi said in the case of the latest big scandal - littoral combat
ship (LCS) - those involved in betraying the navy (which Malays make up a
super majority) are also Malay, referring to Najib and Umno president
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s alleged involvement in the issue. Najib is said to
have ignored the navy’s concerns in the LCS procurement process.
“We see that again it is a case of ‘harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi’.
We must stop laying the blame on others,” he added, referring to a
Malay saying which means those who are supposed to be protectors are
causing the most damage instead.
Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said that Hadi's condemnation of corruption is flawed in two aspects.
"He attempts to racialise it to justify his sectarian Malay-Muslim
politics that is a betrayal to the struggles of (former PAS leaders)
Burhanuddin Helmy and Nik Aziz Nik Mat. He does not provide facts or
figures, merely fanning sentiments.
"Corruption is not about race
or religion, but is largely a crime of the elites over ordinary
Malaysians," the PKR lawmaker added.
Nik Nazmi took aim at Hadi saying that the Marang MP had prioritised his own selfish interests over that of the people.
was working with Umno in 2018 and then with Bersatu in 2020. He doesn't
mind that this move has confused his members on the ground, weakened
PAS' position as an alternative to these parties in the Malay heartlands
and most fundamentally, betrayed the struggle of the party.
is also an attempt to avoid accountability when questions of corruption
emerge in PAS-governed states and ministries," he added.
his controversial claim on Facebook yesterday saying: "If we want to
deal with corruption we must first tackle it from the grassroots.
not it will eventually become a disease. These groups who chase illicit
gains are the ones who eventually control the economy.
"They then damage our politics as they are the roots for corruption and the majority of them are non-Muslims and non-bumiputra."
The PAS leader also went on to say that qualifications were not
important compared to the path of integrity one could lead as a Muslim.
Unite, not divide
Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii reminded Hadi that leaders are supposed to
instil a sense of patriotism and belonging to all Malaysians.
"Instead we have the top leader from PAS inciting division and creating animosity among races.
we all agree that the fight against corruption is important, it is not
an issue of race but rather greed and systemic and institutional
problems in our country that allows such practices to be rampant,” he
The DAP lawmaker urged Hadi to unite all against corruption
instead of making blanket presumptive statements that may cause
"Imagine if a non-Muslim made similar insults, police
will likely be knocking down their doors at 4am," Yii said, adding that
based on such remarks Hadi had no right to be part of mainstream
politics or be in a position of power.
Yii’s party colleague Abdul Aziz Bari said that Hadi's remarks were racist nonsense.
is a scourge, a problem in many countries over the ages throughout
history and not confined to Muslims or non-Muslims.
"The comments underline PAS as a political party that’s detached from reality and unfit to govern. As a tok guru
(teacher) Hadi ought to stick to the true teachings of Islam rather
than playing racial politics," the Tebing Tinggi assemblyperson added.
Tanjung Malim MP Chang Lih Kang also weighed in, calling Hadi ignorant and irresponsible in making such inaccurate remarks.
from all races and religions are involved in corruption. If Hadi wants
to find out which community makes up the bulk of it, he should look at
the court records and reveal who are those being charged and convicted
of corruption charges.
"His comment on corruption shows that he doesn’t even understand the issue, let alone want to resolve it,” Chang said.
Seputeh MP Teresa Kok also took Hadi to task.
said under Hadi’s leadership, PAS has gone against its founding
principles and policies, becoming an extremist party instead.
PAS failed to capture federal power in GE14, it has been collaborating
with Umno to fan racial and religious sentiment in the Malay-Muslim
“This is just another illogical and nonsensical
statement that reflects the loss of direction and lack of rational
arguments by Hadi, who has become obsolete in politics," she told Malaysiakini.
Wangsa Maju Tan Yee Kew also commented that she found Hadi’s remarks to be derogatory, biased and seditious.
is not befitting of a national leader. And don’t forget PAS leaders
are yet to come out clean of the RM90 million scandal where they
allegedly received the sum from Umno leaders.
“ When Hadi blames
the non-Muslims for corrupt practices he must be thinking that
Malaysians are stupid and blind to facts,” she said.