Even as we are still horrified by the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, we can categorise the death and destruction happening in the world as belonging into 2 different types - natural disasters and man-made.
For example, the killings in the Middle East and Libya, in particular are man-made; caused by conflict between national elites and their peoples.
Even as workers are dying in Japan after trying to prevent the plants from deteriorating and causing major radioactive fall-out, some Malaysian leaders are still adamant about the two nuclear plants proposed for Malaysia.
In the past week, we have had really idiotic remarks from even Ministers on two issues:
1.the Bibles that are printed in Bahasa
2.the insistence on going ahead with nuclear power
On the Bible issue, they have released the Bibles but with certain conditions and I am glad that the Catholic Bishop Paul Tan has compared the conditions as reminiscent of "Communist rule"
How did we ever accept such laws that enable Islamic leaders in Malaysia to decide that words like "Allah" cannot be used by other faiths that had been using them before? Such a law is evil and contrary to the 1Malaysia spirit that the PM is promoting.
Equally alarming is the adamant stance of the DPM that Malaysia is going ahead to install nuclear power stations.
There's a saying "Those whom the Gods seek to destroy, they first make mad".
Looks like the season of madness is upon Malaysia. I daresay these two important issues may tip the balance against the BN in Sarawak and the next GE.
Let us all pray to ALLAH for such a blessing.
photo: thanks to malaysiakini