Sunday, May 26, 2013
Malaysian life 马来西亚生活
Devil reads Bible too!
Tian Chua, Vice-Chairman of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) was arrested by Police on sedition charges (see Where is Justice).
It is very obvious that this is another political arrest by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
This is not the first time Chua was being arrested by Police, usually by force. (see old posts: Judgement,and Give them time )
He is a fighter, social activist, well-respected politician, member of Parliament, unlike those power and money seeking, knee-jerking, boneless and corrupted bxxxxx politicians in the ruling coalition.
The use of force on Chua was condemned by many.
Interestingly, I found online a tweet by Barisan official Tweeter account on the arrest of Tian Chua (Source: Stop the crooks Blog)
Whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment – Romans 13:1-5—
Barisan Nasional (@barisanasional ) 23 May.
（Authorities gained through frauds definitely is not from God)
It was met with a counter tweet from MalaysiaInsider columnist Erna Merin :
"He who justifies the wicked & he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD." – Proverbs 17:15.—
Erna Merin (@ernamh)23May.
AND I SAY:
“The citezen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. " Render therefore to Caesar things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Matt 21:22), "We must obey God rather than men"( Acts 5:29)” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2242)
“When citizens are under the oppression of a public authority which oversteps its competence, they should still not refuse to give or to do what is objectively demanded of them by the common good; but it is legitimate for them to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens against the abuse of this authority within the limits of the natural law and the Law of the Gospel" (Gaudium et spes 74)”
p/s I wonder whether the holy Islamic department would go after a Bible-quoting Barisan guy ....for apostasy!
Barisan Nasional (@barisanasional ) 23 May. “ 所以谁反抗权柄，就是反抗天主的规定，而反抗的人，就是自取处罚。。” （罗13：1-5）
《今日大马》专栏作者Erna Merin @ernamh 则以另一 段圣经章节回应：
"若执政当局发出的指令违反道德秩序的要求 、人的基本权利 、或福音的教导，公民依照良心有责任不予服从。若执政当局的要求违反正直的良心，则在服务天主与服务政治团体的区分上，得到拒绝服从政府的理由。『凯撒的，就应归还凯撒；天主的就应归还天主』（玛22：21）。『听天主的命应胜过听人的命』（宗5：29）『《CCC 天主教教理》 2242。』
”假如政府擅自越权，欺压国民，国民不应该拒绝实践为促进公益的客观要求。然而，国民有权维护自身及其他国民的权利，免受政府滥用权力的危害。不过应该尊重自然律及福音原则所划定的界限。』（GS 74 -论教会在现代世界牧职宪章）