Jimadie Shah Othman Sep 15, 08 5:08pm
Pengerusi Masjid Bandar Kinrara, yang menerima petisyen membantah penggunaan pembesar suara untuk beberapa kegiatan agama, bersetuju dengan tindakan kerajaan menggunakan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) ke atas exco kanan Selangor, Teresa Kok.Abdul Rahman Nasir berkata, secara umumnya, perkara sensitif membabitkan agama "tidak boleh dimainkan"."Perkara ini tidak boleh dimainkan. Terutama sekali di negeri Selangor ini, bukan saja (berkenaan) agama Islam, tetapi apa agama pun (tidak boleh dimainkan)."Penahanan Teresa dipercayai mempunyai kaitan dengan petisyen sekumpulan 189 penduduk sekitar Seksyen 5, Bandar Kinrara yang meminta pihak masjid tersebut memperlahankan penggunaan pembesar suara untuk aktiviti keagamaannya.
At last, that notoriously biased cyberrag, Malaysiakini, has the gumption to give some balance on its take on the Teresa Kok affair. For days, this news portal was blaring incessantly that the hapless Khir Toyo was behind the shenanigans be it through its lopsided reports or its free webcasting of blogs, partisan to its viewpoints. But truth has an uneasy way of sudddenly slithering out from underneath the bedcovers of lies and cavorting coquettishly in the light of reality. The excerpt is clearly truth's spine chilling scream in the dark to all and sundry that though webs may be spun and spiel may be spouted by spinmeisters extraordinaire, the fragrant musk of certitude will always outscent the cheaply perfumed outfits that clothe many a sinister fib varnished beyond redemption.
A dab of lipstick here, a touch of rouge there and a stroke of mascara and voila! the old hag of lies is now the comely damsel of fact. Such are the silky skills of our spinmeisters who people the landscape of the MSM and cyber rags that the veneer of truth is adroitly shorn off its gloss the moment the keyboards of spin jerks into action in front of monitors befogged in smoke within newrooms hidden behind the glass facades of office towers mocking the intelligence of the proles. And to give support to these veils of deception, a phalanx of lawyers hastily swing into action to fashion a crochet of inevitably doomed applications of habeas corpus and other gobblydegook. Not to be outdone, an old toothless lion rouses itself from within its comfortable lair to bare its shrinking gums and to feebly roar a dire threat against a recalcitrant MS rag. Finally, a distraught mother wails her sorrow to all and sundry and a sassy daughter slowly metamorphises from the scum of earth into the Angel of Hope. Hark, with candlelight vigils, fulminating friars and psalms of vengeance, your beatification is complete, Saint Teresa!. Thy name the hymns of salvation, thy deeds the ink for paens , thy struggle the apocrypha by......... Through all this hagiography of deceit, Mr Truth is banished to the attic while Aunt Lie preens herself under the spotlight of infamy.
Elsewhere, for good measure, a wannabe parliment speaker concocts the sad tale of the Grim Reaper knocking on the door that houses the soul of of an obstinate upstart bent on starving himself to Sheol only to retract that shadow of a tragedy at the break of dawn. And jeepers! a double dose of truth antigen as the lovelorn wife is allowed to cuddle her "warrior" spouse for his Oscar performance with chocolates and fizzy to leave him in a tizzy after being "hungry". Apparently, his kidneys will be on overdrive as little birds serenade the jailbird!