Fa Abdul’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Najib: 20 Questions


April 12, 2015

Fa Abdul’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Najib: 20 Questions

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com

Rosmah-Mansor-Perdana-MenteriDear PM,

It was a pleasant surprise to read about your planned defamation suit against Nga Kor Ming, the head of Perak DAP, for making baseless allegations of your beloved wife. I have always believed that a good husband shall always protect and care for his wife and family. You have proven to be a loving husband to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. Alhamdulillah.

It is my wish that you could also show similar love and care towards us, your people. Numerous times you have spoken of your role as the protector of the people but sadly we have yet to see the proof of your words.

While interviewed on a televised talk show last Thursday night, you made a clear statement once again that your loyalty is towards the people and your party and that therefore you felt justified in not being answerable to anyone but the people and your party.

Thus, as one of your humble people, Datuk Seri, I would like to seek some clarifications. My questions below are not meant as a provocation. I only seek the truth, Yang Berhormat.

I hope you would take your time to answer these questions and not regard them as rubbish in their coming from a nobody. I may be a nobody to you, Datuk Seri, but I am also one of the people to whom you pledged your loyalty.

These are my 20 questions.

1. Were you given the list of questions prior to your interview on TV3 last Thursday? Did you go through the text to filter its content, enabling you to respond accordingly?

2. Why were the guests to your daughter’s wedding asked not to snap any pictures or share them on social media?

3. Why is it of great importance for you to purchase your 7th private jet now, given that 1MDB hasn’t even been liquidated yet?

4. Why was Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor seen chairing many Cabinet meetings as alleged in Nga Kor Ming’s circulating pictures?

5. Why do you think Sirul and Azilah killed Altantuya Shariibu?

6. Do you think it fair and just to provide the same amount of BR1M to families with RM800 income per month and to those with RM3000 per month?

7. Is it true that there is a Myanmar village set up near Pekan Nanasi, Pekan, Pahang where Myanmar nationals were given MyKad, houses to stay, a motorcycle per family and job at the pineapple estate?

8. As a Muslim, do you support hudud? If yes, why are your wife and daughter not in their hijab?

9. Do you regard Malaysia as an Islamic country? If yes, how do you justify Malaysia as an Islamic country when your party members do not adhere to the Islamic law and Muslim VIPs are selected as directors in corporations involved in non-halal product trading?

10. How do you define racism? Why did you choose to keep silent over racist remarks uttered by Perkasa, Isma, Ridhuan Tee and some of your ministers?

11. Do you think it is wise to have 126,000 Police personnel watching over social media while our country combats crime on the street?

12. What is the core purpose of the Sedition Act? Don’t you think the Sedition Act has been used more widely against ordinary Malaysians frustrated with the administration of the country, compared to any actually spreading hatred among the nation?

13. Why do you think Malaysia is importing more foreign workers? Are we facing shortage of labour? Have you considered fixing a minimum wage system and absorbing our very own Malaysians into the labour market?

14. If you were the Education Minister, what would you do to improve the quality of our education system?

15. Do you think it justifiable for MPs to receive increased salaries and allowances? Why do you choose to consider increments for MPs while ignoring calls to raise our stagnant salaries in accordance with the rising living costs?

16. Why is Malaysia still a non-signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol? We have more than 100,000 refugees above the age of 18 in our country, yet they are not allowed to work legally. Don’t you think using them as a labour force would be more beneficial to our nation compared to continuously importing more foreign workers?

17. What do you think of the video evidence by Global Witness which revealed how (then Sarawak Chief Minister) Abdul Taib Mahmud’s family members and business associates abuse logging licences to enrich themselves? Why have you not taken any actions based on the undeniable evidence?

18. Why are forest reserves being leased to foreign companies, namely China? Whatever happened to the Aboriginal People’s Act 1954 which gives the Orang Asli legal rights to the land occupied by their ancestors?

19. Is BN being transparent in managing the country? If yes, why are the public the last to find out about the government multimillion projects, and only after implementation?

20. What actions have been taken based on the annual reports by the Auditor-General regarding mishandling of government funds? Perhaps you may begin with National Feedlot Corporation (NFC).

I thank you for taking your time to read my questions, Yang Berhormat. I urge the people of Malaysia to submit their questions as well, since you have given us your word that your loyalty and priority is us. I shall wait patiently for your reply.

“Kalau kerbau dipegang pada talinya, manusia dipegang pada katanya.”

Thank you.

Wassalam.

Fa Abdul.

30 thoughts on “Fa Abdul’s Open Letter to Prime Minister Najib: 20 Questions

  1. Question 8. My answer is that the PM’s wife and his daughter have the right to decide what they wish to wear. I will defend their right of free choice. Now, what has hijab got to do with hudud? Do you understand the difference between hudud and Sharia Law?. If you happen to read my blog and this comment, please respond.–Din Merican

    ps: please read this; http://www.eurasiareview.com/01112013-shariah-law-hudud-understanding-objectives-spirit-analysis/

    http://www.whyislam.org/social-values-in-islam/shariah/islamic-shariah/

    http://www.whyislam.org/faqs/understanding-shariah/

  2. A list of fair questions, nicely and politely put to the PM although I think some questions were not necessary, such as questioning the wearing apparel of the PM’s wife and daughter. When questioning our PM, we should first ask ourselves whether our question is appropriate or not. Whoever or whatever our PM is, we must always give him our respect as our PM. Let us first see the PM’s response to this open letter. Thank you.

  3. FA Abdul, it’s a good letter, Syabas. It’s in your wildest dream if you think he will reply. It took him ages to respond to Dr M. He doesn’t care two hoots, what we think, except if you are his foreign consultants. Believe me, just spend your weekend with your family is a better option. Sad days ahead for Malaysia. I’m waiting for tonight’s ManU vs Man City match.

  4. As to the hijab question, it is my experience that a certain class of elite Malays choose not to don the hijab whereas another class – the majority class – are browbeaten into wearing it.

    The question I think highlights this ….dissonance…and points to the hypocrisy of those (Najib) not coming out against hudud (which apparently for some the hijab represents), which is supposedly the position of BN.

  5. Hudud and Syariah are Muslim laws. In Malaysia as a Muslim you are legally defined as one and therefore also legally subject to Muslim law. If Najib can sumpah on the Koran he must also order his wife to cover her head as dictated by Muslim laws.

  6. Fa Abdul should know that Najib will NOT answer to any particular individuals – including Mahathir apparently……Fa Abdul is lucky that Din Merican has volunteered to answer partially one of his questions.

  7. What has CJ got to say over this swearing in the mosque using the Qua ran? If this is accepted in courts as as a testimony to prove the innocence after committing a crime? Someone from judiciary must speak to clear Najib’s belief since it has been aired over local TV. We are still puzzled as to his point to convince people who supported him. Please give us your opinion my honorable CJ.

  8. We have seen Rosmah in tudung at many events and occasions. Dress code is a personal choice nevertheless. Non-Muslims have no issue over this.

    However conservative Muslims, who are huge in numbers, may think otherwise. To them Malaysia is an Islamic country (not constitutionally but effectively and in practice) and the Islamic dress code and for women in particular the wearing of the tudung at the very least, should be adhered to. So they expect Najib as the PM to set the example by having his wife and daughters wear the tudung.

    As the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew noted, tudung became an issue in the 70’s only when Wahabism from Saudi Arabia was imported into Singapore and Malaysia. Before that tudung was generally worn by elder women and by others when visiting mosques, religious functions, funerals etc. It was never a part of standard attire. Now it is being demanded so.

    It will be interesting to find out what is the true feelings of teen-age and young Muslim girls in wearing the tudung. Do they do so under societal, parental and peer pressure? Given a free choice will they wear it or not or will they be selective – wearing at special occasions but not as daily wear? A study and report on this (preferably by sociologists conducting interviews and surveys) will be noteworthy and interesting.

  9. Here’s a suggestion following FA Abdul’s 20 questions.

    Have a monthly TV program lasting say an hour or so, (and aired “live” at 11 pm if you like), call “Ask the people’s PM” where the people of Malaysia can call in and ask questions. There should of course be two moderators of proven impeccable public standing to filter out silly, obnoxious, malicious questions, and no politician from any political party is allowed to ask any question. These politicians should have done it in Parliament.

    This program will propel the TV station’s ratings off the charts.

    The chances of this happening is as remote as seeing snow falling all over Malaysia tomorrow or in the next 500,000 years, but beyond that who knows.

  10. Fa Abdul,

    I am of course not Najib nor in any way connected, related to him and he doesn’t know me at all, (at least I hope so), but let me attempt to answer SOME of those “20 questions” for you.

    1. Were you given the list of questions prior to your interview on TV3 last Thursday? Did you go through the text to filter its content, enabling you to respond accordingly?

    Ans:- No, I swear I was never given the list of questions prior to the interview.

    2. Why were the guests to your daughter’s wedding asked not to snap any pictures or share them on social media?

    Ans:- My daughter’s wedding, like any wedding of any Malaysian, (indeed any where in the World), was a private affair between two loving couple where many close friends and dignitaries were invited, and it would not be right or polite to have photos of these well-meaning people enjoying a joyous private occasion, (letting their hair down so to speak), posted on the Internet where the possibility of digital manipulation with malicious intent is always there. Do you want this to happen at your children’s wedding?

    3. Why is it of great importance for you to purchase your 7th private jet now, given that 1MDB hasn’t even been liquidated yet?

    Ans:- The purchase of the private jet was not by me. Please get your facts right. The government purchased it. You should therefore ask the relevant government agency why it was of great importance. I also don’t see the remotest relationship between the jet purchase and 1MDB, do you?

    4. Why was Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor seen chairing many Cabinet meetings as alleged in Nga Kor Ming’s circulating pictures?

    Ans:- My wife, a mere housewife, chairing Cabinet meetings? Please don’t insult the Cabinet ministers, in particular the Cabinet Secretariat which records the minutes of all cabinet meetings. Please show me any minutes of Cabinet meetings where my wife even attended, let alone chaired any. If she was ever there, it would be to serve tea or coffee.

    5. Why do you think Sirul and Azilah killed Altantuya Shariibu?

    Ans:- Why? I cannot read minds, though sometimes I wish I can. BTW, what has this murder case got to do with me? I don’t understand your question.

    6. Do you think it fair and just to provide the same amount of BR1M to families with RM800 income per month and to those with RM3000 per month?

    Ans:- Ah yes, good question. Next question please……

    7. Is it true that there is a Myanmar village set up near Pekan Nanasi, Pekan, Pahang where Myanmar nationals were given MyKad, houses to stay, a motorcycle per family and job at the pineapple estate?

    Ans:- Where did you hear that? My constituents of Pekan of which I am the MP would vote me out pronto if this were true, and please don’t start an ethnic riot based on a baseless rumor, it would be bad for any Myanmese to get hurt in Pekan….. opppssss……..

    8. As a Muslim, do you support hudud? If yes, why are your wife and daughter not in their hijab?

    Ans:- As a Muslim of course I support any Islamic imperatives, where in law, morality or ethics, in the form of Hudud or Sharia. How could I not? As for the hijab, (you mean the tudung as is common in Malaysia, not the hijab), I, whether as a father or husband, have no right to impose on my daughter or wife what they should or should not wear so long as a proper degree of decency is observed. My belief and observance of Sharia does not give me this right.

    9. Do you regard Malaysia as an Islamic country? If yes, how do you justify Malaysia as an Islamic country when your party members do not adhere to the Islamic law and Muslim VIPs are selected as directors in corporations involved in non-halal product trading?

    Ans:- You mean constitutionally the official religion of Malaysia is Islam though the civil and criminal administration of the government and judiciary of multi-ethnic, multi-religious Malaysia are based on civil, common and statutory law with Sharia governing only family matters for Muslims. The practice of religion whether of Islam or any other religion is a strictly personal, private matter and if any Muslim were to derive benefit, monetary or otherwise, from non-Islamic activities, directly or indirectly, then it is a matter between him and God, and who am I to advice or interfere with God’s work?

    11. Do you think it is wise to have 126,000 Police personnel watching over social media while our country combats crime on the street?

    Ans:- Where did you get that nice round number 126,000; from opposition politicians?

    12. What is the core purpose of the Sedition Act? Don’t you think the Sedition Act has been used more widely against ordinary Malaysians frustrated with the administration of the country, compared to any actually spreading hatred among the nation?

    Ans:- All this was debated in Parliament where your MPs were given all the opportunities to have their say. So nothing is hidden. Take it from me that the law will be fairly and justly employed to curb the very serious security threat to Malaysia, just ask the IGP and please follow his Twitter for the latest news regarding the implementation of the Sedition Act. I personally will not tolerate, I repeat, will not tolerate, any abuse of this law.

    14. If you were the Education Minister, what would you do to improve the quality of our education system?

    Ans:- What is wrong with the present quality of our education system? You, I assume, is a product of our education system, and do you feel you have not received a quality education? You asked such intelligent questions which reflects a quality education.

  11. 8. As a Muslim, do you support hudud? If yes, why are your wife and daughter not in their hijab?

    Najib does not support hudud but is buying time to give the impression to some quarters that he does in order to mitigate his own circumstances and to split the opposition coalition. Never mind that the country’s foundation is being undermined as long as he gets to keep his position.

    Why his wife and daughter are not in hijab is their personal choice as pointed out by Datuk Din. “The best garment is that of nice, modest conduct.” (Quran 7:26)

    “Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.” https://www.quantumbalancing.com/spiritualhair.htm

    Covering a whole head of hair is suppressing its ability to carry out the function for which it was created. Allah created every part of the human anatomy for a specific function, so it cannot be Allah that resents Muslim female human hair be put in a position to be able to perform its function. It must be something dark. Religion has been turned on its head.

  12. Question: Deepak Jaikishen went public with his accusations that you, your brothers and Rosmah were directly involved in the cover up following the Altantuya killing – the cover up which involved Cecil Abraham and his son who allegedly had prepared the false second SD. Neither you nor any of those named have not taken any action against him since that published accusation . Why?

    Question: Lawyer Americk Sidhu is also on record as having corroborated Deepak Jaikishen’s charges and still neither you nor Cecil Abraham have sought legal remedies. Why?

    Question: Why did you and Shafee Abdullah work in tandem to manage the immediate aftermath of the murder especially in relation to Razak Baginda …especially since you claim to have absolutely no knowledge of Altantuya Shaaribu?

  13. Wayne, with due respect, my comments herein are not to offend you or to go against you. Like you, I too like to have some fun when making comments on Din’s blogs. Since you have deemed it proper to provide the answers to the questions put forward by FA Abdul to the PM, perhaps you should offer yourself as a good alternative potential candidate to replace PM Najib if those chaps cannot find another suitable candidate. Sorry, man. Only a joke! As for me, I would prefer to wait and see whether PM Najib would want to answer some of FA Abdul’s questions.It is better to read the answers from the horse’s mouth, and not from yours. Thank you.

  14. Dear Dato’ Din Merican,

    First of all, my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your call for clarification of Question #8.

    Your question: What has hijab got to do with hudud?
    Hudud and Hijab (or better explained as covering of aurat) are requirements as per Quran and Hadith. Quran and Hadith both enlists the teachings of Islam which must be obeyed by all faithful Muslims without any cherry picking.

    My question was aimed at exploring PM’s stand on hudud – as a leader of an Islamic country, does he support hudud based on the notion that it is mentioned in the Quran/Hadith (regardless of its suitability to be implemented in Malaysia)?

    And since he upholds Quran (clearly evident by him choosing to swear on Quran to clear his involvement in certain murder case), why not follow other requirements of Islam, such as the call to cover aurat?

    Practice of religion begins from home – if a Muslim leader cannot uphold the teaching of Islam in his own home, how can we expect him to do the same in a national level? After all, we wouldn’t want people thinking that our beloved prime minister is a man of no integrity (which in Malay is better expressed as ‘lidah bercabang’) who tends to cherry pick whichever part of Islamic law that suits him, do we?

    I hope that clarifies my question #8. I thank you Dato’ for taking the time to read my article.

    Fa.
    _______________
    What does “lower your gaze” mean to you? Read the Quran carefully. And then look at Islamic Fashion today. It attracts attention and raises one’s gaze. People are making big bucks selling Islamic wear. I wonder if it is really OK. Why the hypocrisy. I believe the way you dress does not determine whether you are a good Muslim or not. Dress appropriately.Do not use the hijab as a badge of your religiosity and look down on those who do not use it.–Din Merican

    • Sorry Din, I can’t see the connection between “aurat” and hypocrisy in your answer to Fa Abdul about question #8. Perhaps you might have in mind some immoral acts performed by a few Muslim women despite their wearing the hijab.
      ______________
      Not a few. I don’t have the statistics but I suspect the majority of unwed teenage mothers are Muslim Malay women who wear the hijab (and with tight jeans). You have to admit that those in Islamic wear look down on those who don’t. –Din Merican

  15. Chungtatlim,

    No offence taken at all. I actually feel appreciated that you bother to read my “answers”

    Just as a matter of discussion, do you find in any of my “answers” which are factually incorrect?

    Perhaps you, or Fa Abdul, or anyone here, would like to “attack” those “answers?”

  16. Comrade Chungtatlim, our ex-long serving UM registrar. What Wayne has done is probably a rehash of some PR manual, substituting the subjects as required. No big deal but quite real and yet entertaining. But that’s the nearest that we can get. Najib will never ever answer such questions. Even in the TV3 exhibition he never gave a real answer.

  17. No wonder the old man Mahathir said recently that even foreign countries are saying that our country is one of the most corrupted country in the world. Najib should be given credit for this. Dato,do you agree on what Mahathir said?
    _________________
    Of course, but who made this possible? What is your answer?–Din Merican

  18. Dear MT. Lai, thank you for your response As I said before, no offence is intended in my comments. I am glad that Wayne has accepted my explanation in good faith.
    There is nothing better than a good joke here and there to make the reading of the comments less boring, especially since there are so many wrong happenings of the same kind around us these days. Wayne, I have no intention whatsoever to attack your comments on Din’s blogs. Very often, your comments make sense and make interesting reading. That is why I continue reading Din’s blogs. But as I have appealed to everyone before, please don’t be abusive or insulting when making our comments and try not to be too personal. Thank you, Wayne. Chung Tat Lim.

  19. Terry, I like to believe that we cannot run away from corruption all over the world -one way or another. It happens all over. The difference is the extent and the quantum involved. Very often, most people just close one eye to what is happening. I think society reacts when it becomes rampant, greedy and extensive.. In most cases, people would say ” don’t be too greedy, sikit, sikit cukuplah!” ( “don’t be too greedy, “little, little, should be enough!”). By saying this, I am not saying or implying that this is happening in Malaysia. It is only a thought of mine. Chung Tat Lim.

  20. Why the obsession with question #8?

    The other 19 questions have no relevance or interest to all you macho men?

    This is what the Quran says:-

    “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their khimār over their breasts and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. (Quran 24:31)”

    So there are lots of people Muslim women could “…display their beauty” to and not just their husbands as we’ve been led to believe?

    No where in the Quran is the “hijab” mentioned. The “khimar” was an Arabic traditional headscrave which evolved into the present day “tudung” in Malaysia.

  21. Mr Chung, the corruption in our country has reached at the critical stage. All from top to bottom, the government, police, MACC etc. I’m just worried for our future generation.

    • Thank you,Terry. Your comments noted, but so far, mostly allegations and hear say. It will be interesting if some of the big cases are brought out to the open.

  22. @ ATY , April 12 5-38 pm. That is a wonderful revelation you have quoted re the quantumbalancing.spiritualhair thread , and the Quran does contain ‘Scientific predictions ‘ by the Noble (read unlettered ) Prophet made 1400 years ago ! – It stumped me ! How did it carry ‘scientific’ predictions is definitely a miracle.

    On the verse you have quoted (Quran 7.36 ) ‘ The best garment
    is that of nice , modest conduct ‘ (emphasizing modesty) – I think so, our Female Muslim ummah especially in Malaysia, have gone OVERBOARD on this dress-code imperative of the Quran. So much so, over-doing it gives the impression that the female gender is being Lascivious ….deliberately.

    I remember Professor Hashim Kamali’s little book, something to this effect : ( I have to re-check the Verses ) –

    The Injunction on the dress-code :

    ” Cover thy bosom ….be decently dressed ” (followed by )

    ” But remember, the inner garment of truth and righteousness is
    the better attire for you ” –

    It was revealed to the Prophet (pbh) :

    ” The Kur’an was sent down in seven dialects; and in everyone of
    its sentences, there is an external and an internal meaning ”

    IF Muslims latch on the surface and superficial meanings without discovering their internal message, their skin-deep understanding of the religion , is transfixed to the dress code alone, will be like ‘ the ass laden with heavy books without ‘knowing ‘ its contents :

    ( Perumpama’an in Malay ” saperti sa-ekor Keldai , berat sahaja yang di-pikul ….)

  23. What ‘ aurat’ , is it a Malay word or Arabic ? If you mean ‘ vein’ (tutup aurat) , its already ‘covered’ under the skin ? The Arabic ‘ hijab ‘ is the equivalent of ” Veil ” , that is , veil thy heart from the ‘evil’ ways of the world , which rightly is the underlying or inner meaning ? No ?

  24. Dear FA Abdul, as much as I, the PM of Malaysia would like to answer to your list of questions, I sincerely cannot coz you’ve already put me in my place, believe it or not, I realized that the kerbau in your peribahasa is actually me, so please don’t waste everbody’s treasured time in expecting my reply, how busy the rakyat’s with my recent introduction of GST, time is of the essence here,what with the old mamak giving me headaches, lost 3 good inspired ball lickers recently,man, FA Abdul, trying to satisfy everyone, ( that’s beside my dear Mama ) is a nightmare, thank god my boys came up with a good answers to that Kazakh’s girl job scope,
    phew..that was close…. will write n try to answer you some more after I sort out my list of upcoming candidates. 1 Malaysia, say close and support me,FA Abdul, Wasaalam to you, keep up the good work, got Brim,if not tweet me up later.

  25. @Abnizar April 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    On the aurat thing, just like the hudud thing, most people don’t want to think, they want others to think for them. Most Muslims don’t even read the Quran other than recite memorised Quranic verses in their prayers. That’s pretty much it.

  26. Point 8 reminds me of a story…
    A few years back, I organised a Malaysian golfing holiday for 7 of my English male friends. We flew straight to a resort in Langkawi, checked in, changed and straightaway met at the pool bar for some drinks. A tudung-clad Malaysian girl served us.
    Was this normal? Or was management not insensitive to both her and us?

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