:: Politikus February 23, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
It’s the election season. A period of time when the relationships between family members, lovers and friends are tested. Can it survive in the midst of everybody’s personal political inclination and obsession? Of course I’m talking about PRU12. did you think I was talking about ABP Berita Harian?
I’ve known about romantic ties being severed because the lovers were fanatic supporters of different political parties. Up to a point that if your inclination is towards the scale and not the moon, hukum yang jatuh is haram.
Once, during the previous election season.. (this was in 2004) a friend called me up. She asked of my wellbeing and how I was doing. I responded graciously (like I’ve always been.. LOL) when all of a sudden, the chat took on an ugly turn.
+Min, what party do you support?
+ Just asking..
Considering her background, it was almost certain that she was an avid supporter of the non-ruling party. I have no qualms about that, to each their own as long as they respect other peoples preference. Somehow, there was a slight tone in her voice that made me irked. Honestly, I was one of the ‘pengundi atas pagar’. Bak kata nad, boleh sway macam penari Hawaii. However, because I wanted to annoy her (and myself to an extent).. I replied,
+ Huh? why do you support BN? (she was flaring up)
– Simply because at the moment, I think it would be inappropriate to bite the hand that feeds me, that gives me this scholarship to further my studies.
+ Eeeeyy..votelah for PAS. If you vote for BN, you’re bersubahat with the maksiat they endorsed.. Berdosa besar! Anyway, are you interested in joining the political arena?
Of course, I’m not interested, I uttered fiercely in my heart. Again, just to hear what she’s got to say..
– yea.. I’ll join BN and see if I could instigate positive changes there bit by bit. (LOL, sejak bila aku nih berkaliber sgt??)
+ but Min, in Islam.. you cannot join ‘maksiat’.. you’ve got to robohkan yang buruk tuh and then start something new all over again.
That got me thinking. Yes, I’ve learnt about that some time ago. I think it’s called the 7 prinsips dalam islam ke apatah. cannot join kejahatan dan tinggalkan terus those sort of thing. I dont remember, it was mentioned in an usrah sometime ago. maybe someone else could enlighten me.
Anyway, my mind was thinking, “How do you break off a political coalition as strong as BN at one go. Even if you have the intention, you can only break them bit by bit!” And it doesnt help myself to open up to what she has to say afterwards when you’ve been accused of being ‘bersubahat dengan maksiat’. Adding ‘berdosa besar!’ to it.
Seriously, it could only result in a backlash of ‘kau ingat undi PAS itu tiket ke syurga ker?’. That statement was never voiced out to her lahhh…
I don’t have any favourites. I havent even registered but I do however know that the current man in the seat of Subang Jaya (if there is one) has done a good job. At least, he gets my vote.
But then, change is always interesting.