Followers

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

HAVE A MEANINGFUL HARI RAYA QURBAN. - The word Qurban is derived from the triliteral root qāf rā bā -

 HAVE A MEANINGFUL HARI RAYA QURBAN.

The word Qurban is derived from the triliteral root qāf rā bā .

To those who are interested to know more about what the Quran say about Qurban do read the attached.

To discover more about words and terms from the triliteral root qāf rā bā go here https://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=qrb#(5:27:9)
peace, anas




Sunday, July 18, 2021

ISLAM AND THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION - Thursday 22 July 2021 Time: 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

 




JOIN US THIS COMING THURSDAY

The Malaysian Politics and Public Issues Series

A zubedy-Taylor’s collaboration

Series #005

The Malaysian Politics and Public Issues (MPPI) Series of talks and forums is an initiative by zubedy’s Unity & Harmony Mediators Movement (MEDIATORS) and Taylor’s School of Liberal Arts & Sciences – Bachelor of Social Science (SLAS–BSS) to educate, discuss and promote the exchange of ideas on the nation’s politics and public issues.

The goal is to provide the basic foundation and framework by experts in the subject through well thought-out talks and also to create a platform for dialogue, discourses and debates via public forums.

The series of talks and forums will cover key topics like the Malaysian Constitution, socio-political history, public policies, and specific topics like education, national culture, general elections, integration and economics.

ISLAM AND THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION

Speaker: 

EMERITUS PROF. DATUK DR.SHAD SALEM FARUQI

Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Malaya.

Date: 22 July 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Zoom Link

https://bit.ly/taylorsxzubMPPI

Meeting ID: 936 5012 7547

Passcode: 990214

Registration form

https://bit.ly/mppi005reg

MODERATOR:

Anas Zubedy

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

DEAR POLITICIANS - "Do not offer your leadership. We do not trust you. Offer to work with each other"

 DEAR POLITICIANS,

"Do not offer your leadership. We do not trust you. Offer to work with each other"
Understandably, the rakyat is getting impatient. Confused. Uncertain. Afraid. Angry.
Being cooped up at home with lesser money and yearning for social interactions both with family and friends. Everyone knows someone who lost someone and many directly losing a close one. The heart is in pain.
If the leaders still do not get it and do something significant, cut politicking to zero (nobody talks about power keeping or grabbing), remove uncertainties and create loads of “safety valves”, the anger may pour over into something worst.
Do not offer your leadership. None of you could win the majority's heart. None of you have the capacity to win the rakyat's trust on your own.
Let me repeat. Do not offer your leadership to solve the country's challenges - we will interpret it as you are using the rakyat's pain to gain power - for your own selfish agenda.
OFFER COORPERATION TO EACH OTHER. That is the only way you can win the majority's trust. The country and even your own political groupings are too divided to go in alone.
OFFER TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER.

DO NOT OFFER YOUR LEADERSHIP.

OFFER YOUR SERVANTSHIP.
So do think hard. Go deeper into your hearts. Be wiser and better than you have ever been.
Thanks. Peace, anas.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

RUKUN NEGARA AS THE NATION’S COMPASS - MPPI SERIES 4

 

The Malaysian Politics and Public Issues Series

A zubedy-Taylor’s collaboration

Series #004

This week’s topic

Rukun Negara as the Nation’s Compass

“When proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 31st August 1970, the Rukun Negara was meant to be the nation’s philosophy that would guide the building of the Malaysian nation. After 50 years, has it played this role? How well have the aspirations and principles of the Rukun Negara been translated into concrete policies and action plans for different segments of society? Would our future generation be able to make use of the Rukun Negara to create prosperity and happiness for ALL Malaysians?”

SPEAKER: 

Dr.Chandra Muzaffar

President, International Movement For A Just World

Date: 8 July 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Zoom Link

https://bit.ly/taylorsxzubMPPI

Meeting ID: 936 5012 7547

Passcode: 990214

Registration form

https://bit.ly/mppi004reg

PLEASE SHARE

 

Thanks.

 

Peace, anas

Saturday, June 26, 2021

WHO IS YOUR CHOICE FOR PM AFTER TS MUHYIDDIN (MAHIADDIN) YASSIN? - PHASE 2 SURVEY RESULTS AND FINAL - 3RD SURVEY


Thank you to the 1647 respondents who shared their choices during the Phase – 2 Survey.
The top 7 candidates who made it to the final phase are (in alphabetical order) ANTHONY LOKE, HISHAMUDIN HUSSEIN, KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN ABU BAKAR, MOHAMAD HASAN, NURUL IZZAH ANWAR, RAFIZI RAMLI and SHAFIE APDAL.
I am glad that we included RAFIZI RAMLI in the second survey as the prediction that he will perform well was well founded.
In the final survey, the top 7 performers in phase 2 will be facing the top 7 influential leaders namely (in alphabetical order), ABDUL HADI AWANG, AHMAD ZAHID HAMIDI, ANWAR IBRAHIM, LIM GUAN ENG, MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, MUHYIDDIN YASSIN (for supporters who want him to continue for another term) and NAJIB RAZAK.
We will have a good mix of the old and new to choose from as a talent pool for the nation’s leadership and future. We would have had considered alternative talents as well as expanded the current pool for leadership and work towards the goal of this survey.
Please do choose 1 candidate of your choice.
Please share this survey to as many as possible via your social media and WhatsApp.
This survey is open till Friday 2nd July 2021, 12 noon. HERE IS THE LINK TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE CANDIDATE.
Thank you and peace,
anas zubedy
NOTES:
LIST OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIRST SURVEY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.
1. Alexander Nanta Linggi
2. Anthony Loke
3. Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki
4. Azmin Ali
5. Fadhilah Yusof
6. Gobind Singh
7. Hamzah Zainuddin
8. Hannah Yeoh
9. Hishamudin Hussein
10. Jeffrey Kitingan
11. Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
12. Liew Chin Tong
13. Mohamad Hasan
14. Mujahid Yusof
15. Mukhriz Mahathir
16. Mustapa Mohamed
17. Nancy Shukri
18. Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Aziz
19. Nurul Izzah Anwar
20. Salahuddin Ayub
21. Shafie Apdal
22. Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
23. Takiyuddin Hassan
24. Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man
25. Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
LIST OF CANDIDATES IN THE 2ND SURVEY (WE ADDED RAFIZI RAMLI - BY POPULAR DEMAND)
1. Anthony Loke
2. Gobind Singh
3. Hannah Yeoh
4. Hishamudin Hussein
5. Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
6. Liew Chin Tong
7. Mohamad Hasan
8. Mukhriz Mahathir
9. Mustapa Mohamed
10. Nurul Izzah Anwar
11. Rafizi Ramli
12. Salahuddin Ayub
13. Shafie Apdal
14. Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman
15. Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz
LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR THE FINAL PHASE
1. Abdul Hadi Awang
2. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
3. Anthony Loke
4. Anwar Ibrahim
5. Hishamudin Hussein
6. Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
7. Lim Guan Eng
8. Mahathir Mohamad
9. Mohamad Hasan
10. Muhyiddin (Mahiaddin) Yassin
11. Najib Razak
12. Nurul Izzah Anwar
13. Rafizi Ramli
14. Shafie Apdal

Imran Yusof and Jeffery Cheah Ky Beng

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

LUCKY ME TO BE BORN IN PENANG & MALAYSIA




I grew up in a Chinese area with a healthy number of Hindu Malaysians. 200 steps from my house there was a Hindu and Chinese temple side by side. There are still there but much bigger now.
Not only I grew to be accustomed to the sounds and smell of the temple, I appreciate them too.
Another 300 steps was a Malay kampong where I study Quran reading. And among our close neighbours were Serani Christians.
When I stayed at Sunway some years ago, my condo fronted both a Hindu and Chinese temples. I look forward each evening to hear the temple bells.
Today my condo fronts a Surau. I like to time my 1 hour evening walk and workout to end just around Magrib. It is such a wonderful and peaceful feeling as the sun slips away and I end my walk with the Azan.
We Malaysians are so lucky. If we just open our senses to the sounds of Malaysia. With our minds and all our hearts.
Peace, anas

Sunday, June 20, 2021

OPEN LETTER TO THE MALAYSIAN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT - PLEASE DO NOT SUCCUMB TO CRAB MENTALITY




Dear Malaysian Members of Parliament,

Peace,

Re: PLEASE DO NOT SUCCUMB TO CRAB MENTALITY

As we look forward to the reopening of the parliament, I have a huge request to ask of you. I believe I represent the thoughts, feelings and hopes of many Malaysians especially those not aligned to any political party or coalition.

I understand and respect that as politicians, getting or keeping power is key. Good citizens go into politics to gain power so they can do good and care for the rakyat. It is a very noble act. However, may I humbly suggest that for the time being, you skip the first part about power and go straight to doing good and caring for the rakyat.

How?

1.    AVOID THE CRAB MENTALITY.

To understand the Crab Mentality, one first need to get familiar with the Crab Theory or better known as the "crabs in a bucket phenomenon”. When you place crabs in a bucket or container, even if one can escape, it would not be able to because the other crabs will pull down the one trying.

This behaviour makes sure that no matter how hard anyone of them works and tries – none will be successful. That is the reason why a fisherman can leave the bucket without a cover and without worry as every time one crab tries to escape, the others will go out of their way to drag it back down.  

This zero-sum game of “if I can’t have it, neither can you” ensures nobody can lead effectively, and the rakyat suffer.

2.    WORK AS A TEAM

We need you to come together to fight COVID-19, build back the economy and relaunch Malaysia as a country of choice for business, travel, education and a wonderful place to live in.

We do not want you to get back into parliament to FIGHT EACH OTHER.

In the best possible way, we want you to use your talent, expertise, energy, spirit, organization and network to facilitate the vaccination of all eligible Malaysians and our brother- and sister-foreigners who make a living in our country. Each of you ensuring success within your own area of influence, location and network.

We are willing to wait till the next general election for the power struggle. At this point in time, whether we have the same team leading the nation or we change them with a new one is secondary to the need for a change in leadership behaviour.

3.    DO NOT FORCE A GENERAL ELECTION

Even if we achieve one hundred percent vaccination, I plead that we delay the general elections for as long as possible. Dealing and fighting Covid-19 is a work-in-progress. We do not know how the virus will mutate and fight back. Let us not celebrate too soon like we did after MCO 1. Let us wait it out for a while. Let us be sure. Give it time. Remember the Sabah state election. Let us learn from that mistake and experience.

As it seems that no political leader and his coalition can command a convincing majority in parliament today, any change will bring us back to square one – instability. Let us be honest and be in touch with ourselves. We are a nation that is yet to be mature enough to respect a minority government. We are prone to political crabbing and frogging. We will likely mess it up.

Let us stop, reflect and find new or alternative choices. At least till we are safe from COVID-19 and our economy is back on track. Perhaps we can try the Team Leadership approach be it via a MAGERAN-like option, UNITY GOVERNMENT or any other platform.

I hope you will take my request seriously. I feel that it is the best for the nation. It is also in line with the spirit of the YDP Agong’s recent decree. Last but not least, please try hard not to succumb to the CRAB MENTALITY and as you walk into parliament keep in heart the fifth principle of our Rukun Negara - KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN.

Thank you.

Peace,

Anas Zubedy

Kuala Lumpur