I read this just now and well, I can relate to this girl's problem. Let's go the good part shall we?

Did his friend come?

Not a fan, then? (Sepet poster depicting interracial couple)

Not a fan, then? (Sepet poster depicting interracial couple; source: Wiki Commons)

Yes, it took about 20 minutes for his friend to come to the station. While waiting for his friend, the officers started harassing my ex-boyfriend. They said things like, “Are you serious about going out with her?”, “Getting married soon?”, “You’re not scared of getting circumcised?”, and “Don’t you want to convert to Islam?”

Then my ex-boyfriend had to go to the bathroom and they started harassing me instead. They said, “Oh, your boyfriend is lucky to have a girlfriend with big breasts.” And then they said, “There’s no more shame in this world when Malay [Malaysian] girls can stoop to dating Chinese [Malaysian] men.” And then they asked me, “Is Chinese penis really that good?”

How did you respond to this?

I glared at the religious enforcer and said, “Yes, it’s delicious and I love it!”

And what did he say to that?

He was shocked into silence.

Then my ex-boyfriend returned from the bathroom and everyone was quiet for a while. He signalled at me not to make a scene. Then his friend arrived with the money, and he paid them off. They didn’t give us a receipt or anything, and told us we were free to go. As we were leaving, the religious enforcer said, “Don’t forget to invite us to your wedding.” I said, “Don’t forget to bring a RM500 ang pow.”


I don't care much about the inter-religion complication. I just think this case shows how futile our system is.

This in not uncommon in Malaysia. Even some religious authorities are willing to drop charges for petty cash. If you're malay, they'll give you a hard time and you have to use your influence to wring your way out but if you're chinese, you better get your cash ready. What about the 'connection-less' malays and poor chinese?

If I were caught showing PDA to my girlfriend, I will willingly go to court and face the consequences, given that I was treated well and not verbally or physically abused by the officers involved. But then again, being Malaysians, my family would do the very best they can to 'discuss' with the officers. Just in case you don't know this yet, 'discuss' is a informal interaction to impose superiority or influence over the other party.

Anak Tan Sri = Maaf kami silap.
Anak Dato' = Biasalah budak-budak.
Anak cina = $$$
Anak orang kaya = $$$
Anak orang biasa = $$ + balai + court + syariah = very bleak future job opportunity.

Things will change, I am sure of it. Even when the pegawai Poslaju told me "Tak boleh hantarlah dik kalau macam tu!" when he found out that they ran out of plastic covers for international delivery, I know that things will change. Because I will not stand complacency. I took out a plastic cover from the rubbish bin, put my parcel in it and told him to replace the plastic cover when the new batch of plastic covers comes in. I also told him "Lain kali jangan cakap macam tu dekat orang lain, buat malu Pos Malaysia je."

Force fate. Don't just whine. Be the change you want to see.


/kisa said...

that is so unfair, and so typical of the religious department to be ultra and biased to people they don't like, and with the sarcastic comments to boot. I wonder if it's going to take a few more cases like this and the one where a man jumped off a building to escape before someone does something about the way they act and carry out their so called "operations".

=) said...

Force fate.
i like that a lot:)

Anoneemus™ said...

Like your last line very much!

Anonymous said...

checkout jeslina hashim case for more info :)

Yes we can! said...

Afiq and the rest liberal Malays. just remember these so call religious officers are just other Malays who are very kuno and jumud in their islamic views.

They love to watch pussy on the internet on the sly. They bring cameras to watch girl peeing in JAWI lorries. Or like the Selangor case bring the girl to JAIS to suck his cock. So they are all gleefully enjoying their peeping in the name of allah.

So it is within your capabilities to teach them human rights, privacy and so forth.

Sex is dosa to God. Mengintai is dosa among mankind which God will not forgive.

So stop moaning. It is your jumud class mate next to you who secretly wish to spy on you or on petting couples.

Those Malays who love sekoding in Gods name.. you can change them.. write cleverly to change their mindset.

Afiq Deen said...

you know, I should make a film about this kind of behavior.

Yes we can! said...

The film media is a powerful social change agent.

P Ramli and his ibu mertua ku explores social stigmas among the malays.

So hey why not. The American Jews of course are expert at it.

But the trick is never to be obvious. That will make the film propaganda material and unbelievable.

In fact it is exposing evil because the kind of people who tag along to peep are drivers, camera man who are ready to caught the naked pussy when the JAIP officer pulled away the girl's selimut.

The government in fact is the biggest sexual harasser of Malay women in an organised way!