10 Zulhijjah where millions of pilgrims descended Mekah to perform the haj. It is also known as Eid Adha or Qurban (sacrifice). It commemorates the date when Ibrahim (Abraham) was ordered by the Creator to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) to test Ibrahim's and Ismail's faith towards religion.
That aside, Qurban symbolise the sacrifices that one made in life. Although I have registered to perform my pilgimage this year, it is not meant to be when my name is not on the list as one of those selected 26,000 Malaysians who are currently in Mekah to perform the haj. I know that one of Malaysia's favourite bashing boy is currently in Mekah to perform his haji and it is also another known fact that Nik Aziz decided not to perform the haj this year due to political and personal reasons. Who knows, maybe next year I may be performing the haj side by side with the learned Nik Aziz...God willing.
This is not about me...so, let's get on with the show....we will discuss on Qurban and the sacrifices some of us has to make...be it on personal note, national or international causes....
First off on the subject of Qurban is about the sacrifices of a mother. Remember Siti Amynur Ain Putri? Although her beloved mother has been called to face her Creator, her sacrifice has not been in vain. There are genuine efforts on the ground now to provide financial and spiritual aid to Siti. You can read more about this when proper announcements will be made by another friendly blogger in his blog. SK Taman Dusun Nyiur have set up a bank account to channel financial aid to Siti. Apart from that, Negeri Sembilan state and one of NS's chieftains are also making making plans to provide assisstance to Siti.
Siti's case is not the only case. There are others and there will also be others. The question is - are we doing enough? Or are we forever in a reactive mode? We will only react when things have happened? Do we have better mechanism to prevent Siti's case from recurring? The answer is NO - we can make a difference and that can only be done if there is a combined effort to drive the difference. To this scribe, if there is a need to have a ptron - then lit be one. Who is the patron is not important but what's more important is the objective. If the objective is to help those in need, regardless of race, religion or political background - then I am all for it.
However, there is still another sacrifice to be made for Siti. Someone has to sacrifice to follow through Siti's progress and ensure that whatever funds for Siti is put in good use...
Maybe some did not see my way but I see that Justice Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin is sacrificing her future to uphold "justice", the way she sees it. Justice Alizatul has ruled that Kota Siputeh seat is vacant and has instructed Malaysia's EC to conduct a by-election. She has also dismissed EC's appeal for stay of execution meaning that EC is compelled to arrange for by-election within the next 60 days. Alas ! it is not to be when the appelate court grant stay order...within 24 hours of Alizatul's decision. How can an appelate court act in lightning speed here when the same court is still waiting to hear Nizar vs Zambry case regarding who is actually the MB of Perak? Between the two, it is without reasonable doubt that Nizar vs Zambry case is more important and should be given utmost priority because this involve on the legitimate issue on who really governs Perak? As for Kota Siputeh, whatever the outcome does not change the state government of the day.
That leads to another question - is there no one else in the judiciary bench who is willing to sacrifice for Malaysia? Here we are not discussing on whether a judgement is right or wrong but whether there is justification in speeding ne case whilst delaying others when the other case is more urgent and have higher priority? What is the standard of measurement used in determining which case goes first?
Alizatul can play safe and delay hearing EC's appeal and play along with the system. She refuse to do that and sit to reject EC's appeal (although I believed she knows that her judgement may be overturn by higher court). She can even choose to tag along the system and deliver a verdict to EC's favour and thus "score" some points for her next elevation. She did not do that. She sacrifice all that...
MCA? Someone has to sacrifice there too... The circus needs to stop now. Liow TL has to choose whether to go for President's post or the Deputy's post. Liow TL and his group of 3 should not be making demands here and there.
If MCA choose to go for fresh elections, then it should include all levels. It is ridiculous for the party to hold fresh elections but omiting the wanita and youth wings. It shows the true colours of Liow TL who is still looking and hoping for fail save locks, in the event that he lost the party polls. If Ling LS and Lim AL sacrifice for MCA, then Ong TK, Chua SL, Liow TL should also be ready to sacrifice for MCA.
In truth, this scribe is equally confuse why MCA needs UMNO to tell them what to do. Has MCA truly lost its directions?
Sacrifice comes in many forms. as for Nik Aziz of Kelantan, he has to forego his relationship to instruct his SIL to resign from PMBK's CEO's post. It must be one of the tougest decision made by Nik Aziz.
Hopefully, Nik Aziz's judgement is the right one which will leads PAS to far greater victories....
Talking about sacrifice, it knows no boundaries. Not only those on the streets have to sacrifice but those sitting in the corridors pf power should also be ready to sacrifice. The only problem is - are they ready to sacrifice to cleanse themselves from perceptions and accussations?
For that, let's go to the top of the charts. PI Bala has resurfaced with various allegations against Malaysia's numero uno public servant. Whether PI Bala's accussations is true or not is immaterial. What matters is that PI Bala has pointedly accussed him of being directly or indirectly invlved with the model's case.
It is time for 1M PM6 to come out and resolve the issue. Did he or didn't he? It may means sacrificing his plush post in Putrajaya but what Malaysia needs now is a boost of confidence. Malaysia has lost its rankings in TI. It has been quite humiliating to see our corruption index sliding down year after year. We do not need to read another dose of bad PR of getting involved in the model's murder.
For that, maybe the police needs to sacrifice more (of their time) to locate PI Bala and get to the bottom of things. Was Bala offered RM 5M to shut up? If that is true, then obviously PI Bala's integrity is also at stake. Did he come out because of his conscious or because he was played out? And the police should go one step further and investigate on PI Bala's friends and associates. PI Bala is painting that there are moonlighting activities within the force and the moonlighters are no ordinary rank and file. They can come from higher rankings and involve in multiple business ventures.
The point is - everybody has to sacrifice. If the rakyat has to sacrifice to support the nation, then we are also demanding the politicians to sacrifice for the betterment of the people. If the rakyat has sacrifice for the past 52 years, then it is time for the politicians to repay our sacrifice - even if it means a new leadership is in order...
With that - let's sacrifice for a prosperous Malaysia. Amin.
Some may ask why nightcaller? It is my favourite TV series way back in the 80's.
Back then, Jack Killian @ nighthawk goes on the air nightly to talk about issues in USA whilst this scribe reach out to the netizens with apolitical views on issues that interest him inclusive of global issues. In commenting to other blogs, he goes by the nick nightcaller with the callsign "Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are..."