But in Johor, Ayub Rahmat, the UMNO ADUN for Kemelah, has daringly usurped HRH's prerogative as the Head of Islam in Johor by publicly and pompously proposing that hudud law be implemented in Johor for all races ..... as if he is HRH.
Malaysiakini in its news article Umno assemblyperson wants hudud for all in Johor reported:
When contacted by Malaysiakini, Ayub said he wanted to see Johor to be the first state to implement "true hudud law" which he said differed from PAS' version of the religious law.
On a matter of Islam in Johor, '... he wanted to see Johor ...'?!!!
Whoa man, this is terrible, terrible, terrible lah, an unbelievable and unprecedented act of lèse majesté by YB Ayub Rahmat in usurping HRH's sole right on matters relating to Islam.
Shouldn't it be HRH's prerogative to decide on such a religious matter, that of the desirability of implementing hudud in Johor?
And who is the YB to differentiate between true and not so true 'hudud'? Is he an imam? Has he committed blasphemy?
But wait ... on the matter of lèse majesté, maybe it's not so unprecedented after all as I had originally believed. I suddenly recall that on 10 December 1992, Dr Affifuddin Omar, an UMNO man from Padang Terap, no doubt given the imprimatur by his party leaders, asked in Parliament:
How can we continue to uphold rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs)? [...]
They (the rulers) must be made to realize that they do not own this country. They are not Superman but placed on their thrones by the people.
The real power did not lie with them, but with us - the representatives of the people.
Good lord ... sorry, I mean ... goodness Tuanku, even in 1992, it was an UMNO man as well.
Hah well, as John Harington once said:
Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
|Sir John Harington|
Now, what was that punishment that Perkasa wanted for Ambiga Sreenevasan for alleged treason?