Wednesday, June 22, 2011
To be frank, I don't believe in political systems today. Parties and politicians today is none of my concern, UMNO, MCA, MIC, PKR, PAS, you name it. You can say I'm a fence sitter; if that makes me one, okay yes I am one. I don't have a particular party in my mind; whichever is right or wrong, whichever is most promising or not or everything that is pertaining to the political systems today, is none of my argument.
I saw this system brought no harmony in our society, everybody's with their own parties they chose to pledge allegiance to, extremely worshiping their parties like they're some sort of religion or something, and if there exist conflicts in between everybody's get outraged. It is like, we're back into Middle Ages where everybody is bonded to their tribes and where tribal war occur to happen all the time. No harmony.
Talking as a Muslim, it is very awful to see every each of us cursed each other over the different political views and consider their rivals in politics with hatred feelings, rage and anger. Where is the brotherhood spirit as a Muslim? Where lies the quote from Quran in Surah al Hujuraat saying "All Muslims are brothers" in themselves? And all of this denials among us were just because we're not in the same political views, not in the same political party. I'm sorry but it really seems like we're putting politics FIRST in ourselves before Islam. Nauzubillahiminzalik..
Even Ustazs, and leaders of Muslims in society cursed each other just because they're not in the same boat in politics. And then, there exist mosques ad musollas of Party A and Party B, where they rather NOT pray together in a mosque in the name of Islam, but they got together and prayed in the name of POLITICS. This thing really happened in my place FYI, I'm not making up stories. I've once followed my dad to pray Solat Hajat in a surau of Party A, just across the street with another surau where people of Party B were also performing Solat Hajat., at the very same time. Brothers, look, look how far we've came to be.. look how this system is inconspicuously pulling us apart, slowly..
Besides the fact that our so-called "democratic" political system is already corrupted, this extreme political obsession is the another reason why I don't believe in politics, especially in our country. When political parties is in top of the list, when we're all possessed in the obsessions of different political views, I can merely say that, we have just gone too far away, as a Muslim.
Muslims brotherhood is just like tangles on a string; which will never be separated. Don't let politics overrule us.
From Surah Ali Imran Ayat 103,
"And hold fast, altogether, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves.."
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Recently there was a great fuss over the Internet users in the country when SKMM suddenly blocked most file sharing websites in the Internet. Here's the list of the banned websites :
As a result irate users vented their frustration by creating tonnes of facebook pages to protest. Meanwhile, hackers did what they're best at to show their dissatisfaction to the government as a reaction to SKMM's stunning action; they attempt to perform ominous cyber attacks to many government's hosted websites and as a result, managed to hack 198 websites.
All this chaos was just because SKMM has blocked the file sharing websites, most regularly used to download free pirated movies and songs from pirated albums, online. SKMM has wrecked our illegal freedom in downloading free files. Legally, it is on sale.
Frankly, though I also feel the frustration over the lost "facility" and freedom to download free movies, but I've to say it too that SKMM's just doing the right thing. SKMM was just doing its job in protecting the copyrights of filming and music industries. SKMM was just doing its job in stifling pirated files and downloadable free movies, as it weren't legally downloadable.
In fact, I think it was actually overdue, because these file sharing websites have been barely abused by Internet users to illegally download free movies and music for years thus, have been destructing the industry. filming and music recording companies have long suffered the loss, as their works can just be downloaded free online. Long enough to put more companies out of the business.
And all the loss was just because we wanted their movies, musics or whatever their products that should be paid, freely downloadable online. It is barely like, we're robbing someone else properties, that were actually on sale. We steal their products just to please ourselves watching free movies. And when government blocked the websites, take away things that weren't and shouldn't be ours, we were all outraged. It doesn't really make a perfect sense why should we be so. It is not ours, so beat it.
Soon after, guess what, those movies can never be put in business again, it has no values at all, just as it is all available online, easily can be downloaded right away.
One of my friend who against this has wrote in her blog, "SKMM should be more focusing on blocking porn websites rather than file sharing websites." Well, I chose to agree. Porn websites are morally destructive, but file sharing websites aren't all just about free movies downloads. The real function is to enable files to be exchanged online, over the globe. Not the pirated ones of course. So it has more good than harm, compared to porn websites which have no benefits at all. So it should be the priority to be blocked rather than file sharing websites. If that is so, it really makes sense.
But she never mentioned that this thing has been actually carried and done by Malaysia's top Internet provider company, Streamyx. Streamyx has been blocking more top porn sites in Malaysia since months ago. You can try to access some of those porn sites and you'll find there's no use of it if you're on Streamyx.
I know all of us we're upset on the banning of file sharing websites, but SKMM is actually just doing what it has to do. I'm sorry. This is my honest opinion regarding this matter, even though it is actually against what I've been doing all this while too; downloading pirated files and musics, and I won't be able to watch free downloadable movies anymore as before. But I chose to stand for the right thing more than to please my own self.
*Okay I'm nerd. =.="