My family were invited to a talk about home-schooling at an event organised by KAM, ‘Sembang Santai Home-Schooling’ in Shah Alam yesterday.
Apart from my parents, my elder sisters Aiman Amani and Aeshah Adlina, I was also called to talk on the stage.
Nobody told me that I was going to give a speech, so when I was called to the stage, I was rather surprised.
But as it was my second public speech, I was not that nervous except for the fact that my heart was thumping.
I gave a speech about something that really matters to me, the true definition of Freedom of Speech in Malaysia as written in Article 10 of the Federal Constitution, the four sensitive issues and the Sedition Act.
To my surprise, during the Question and Answer Session, there are lots of questions that were directed to me.
Most of the questions were a bit hard to be answered since I was half nervous because I never thought that the participants would address their questions to me and that I’ve never thought of some of the things that were asked.
However, I tried my best to answer all of them. It was a proud moment for me when someone who stood up to ask me two questions told the audience that he has been reading my blog. Abang Mohd Hanif, who has actually been following my blog is also a blogger and I’m glad to get to know another wonderful and more experienced blogger. During the program, I really enjoyed the wonderful Qasidah that was performed by the delegates from Terengganu.
My sisters and I also performed two songs, Alhamdulillah by Dawud Wharnsby Ali and Khalifah Song, which we only had a day to practice.
I really wished that my father had told us earlier about it so that we can have more time to practice.
Right after the program was over, a lot of people started to crowd around me to take pictures with me 🙂
I really enjoyed the program and the chance to meet so many wonderful people and I hope that I can meet them again.
I want to thank KAM for giving me a chance to share my ideas.
It is a good way to for me to learn on how to express my ideas in front of other people and to answer unexpected questions spontaneously which are very important to me in pursuing my ambition to become a lawyer and a politician.
Below are some of the interesting part of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech to officiate the Wanita, Pemuda and Puteri Umno assemblies. It was a very good speech that makes me respect Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin even more for being a brave fighter of the Malays.
“Kerana itu saya telah menyatakan pendirian saya mengenai Akta Hasutan. Bagi saya, Akta ini wajar dikekalkan dengan beberapa penambahbaikan. Peruntukan khusus perlu dimasukkan untuk melarang mana-mana pihak daripada mempersoalkan jaminan perlembagaan mengenai kedudukan agama Islam sebagai Agama Persekutuan. Akta ini juga perlu menghalang mana-mana pihak daripada mempersoalkan hak penganut agama lain untuk mengamalkan kepercayaan agama masing-masing. Begitu juga dengan kedudukan tanah rezab Melayu dan Regimen Askar Melayu DiRaja yang merupakan sebahagian daripada wasiat Raja-Raja Melayu perlu dilindungi daripada perbuatan menghasut.
Apa yang penting ialah kita perlu melihat Akta Hasutan bukan sebagai akta yang hanya melindungi kepentingan orang Melayu, tetapi akta yang memelihara perpaduan dan keharmonian nasional.” – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
May 13, 1969 has seen a bad racial riot and it can happen again if we are not careful. In fact, I’m not surprise if there are a small number of people who want such incident to happen. They’ll use Article 10 of the Federal Constitution to claim total freedom of speech even though they are aware thatArticle 10 is subjected to Clauses (2), (3) and (4), that among others restricts people from questioning the four sensitive issues. So, section 3 (1) (f) of the Akta Hasutan which protects the four sensitive issues is very important so that these issues will not be questioned even by the MPs in Parliament.
Below are the four sensitive issues:
Article 152 of the Federal Constitution
Article 153 of the Federal Constitution
Article 181 of the Federal Constitution
“Di samping itu, institusi-institusi Islam perlu diperkasa, penguatkuasaan undang-undang Islam perlu dipertegas dan kerjasama UMNO dengan NGO-NGO Islam perlu diperkukuh.” – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
I’m truly glad to hear this statement after UMNO Youth Vice Chief, Khairul Azwan’s unbelievable statementthat angered a lot of Malay activists who are the supporters of UMNO. It is really odd when the UMNO Youth Vice Chief wants UMNO’s senior leaders to turn away from the people who are also fighting for “agama, bangsa dan negara”.
“Di mana taring Pemuda? Di mana ketegasan Wanita? Di mana kelantangan Puteri? Kesannya, kita seolahnya ketandusan pemimpin untuk menjuarai kepentingan orang Melayu. Sehinggakan timbul cakap-cakap di luar sana yang mengatakan NGO Melayu lebih lantang daripada UMNO dalam memperjuangkan hak dan kepentingan Melayu.” – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
There are more and more leaders who are lost and forgot which party they are in, for example, the Pemuda leaders. What did they do when people humiliate Islamand question thee four sensitive issues? On top of that, thePemuda UMNO Youth Vice Chiefwants the senior leaders of UMNO to be as liberal and forget the UMNO’s own constitution!Maybe they are too busy promoting their ‘#lifestyle’ to be cool and popular that they have ignored their responsibilities as Muslim leaders.
“Penghinaan ke atas umat Islam juga dilakukan secara terbuka. Selain itu, umat Islam juga sedang berhadapan dengan ancaman ekstremisme dan militanisme yang sekiranya tidak dibendung segera akan memberi kesan buruk kepada negara.” – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
I hope serious actions will be taken to solvethis problems but I wonder if all of the leaders understand this problem, especially people like the UMNO Youth Chief who are not happy with the right wings NGOs who are fighting hard against this threat.