Saturday, March 22, 2014

A good Friday 有意义的星期五


 It was Friday, good weather with cooler temperature after few days of heady downpours.

My wife and I went for Friday's Way of the Cross service in the church. The service commemorate the arrest, suffering and death of Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago.

He suffered and died for our sins.

The service took a non-tradition style - instead of altar boys taking the cross going around the 14 stations, parishioners are invited to participate in the "carrying", to walk in his shoes the journey
Jesus took and the sufferings he has undergone.

After the service which lasted more than 45 minutes, I went alone to the Kajang Stadium to attend a civic gathering.

It was organised by Party Keadilan to protest against government's misuse and abuse of the judiciary system.

Anwar Ibrahim, the Oppositions leader and de facto leader of Party keadilan, were found guilty two weeks ago of sodomsing his assistant 16 years ago. He was sentenced to 5 years jail. He was released pending his appeal.

Many Malaysians believed it is Barisan Natioanl government abusing the judiciary to "finish off" Anwar's political career.

Anwar was charged with the same offence 16 years ago by then prime minister Mahathir.

Veteran opposition politician Karpal Singh was found guilty of sedition and fined RM4,000. The fine will disqualify him as a Member of Parliament of Gelugur, Penang. He was charged merely by saying " the sultan of Perak can be question in the court " during the constitutional crisis of Perak in 2009.

May opposition leaders and politicians were charged and jailed under this draconian law, and many more are awaiting court hearing on various offenses.

As in Anwar's case, one offence, charged twice under 2 UMNO prime ministers .... It has caused public uproar and anger.

The gathering attracted more than 12,000 people coming from Kajang and nearby areas, mostly dressed in black.

A) Way of the cross pictures in Facebook

B) Civic gathering at Stadium Kajang pictures

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C) Short video 



昨天是星期五,天气良好,因着数天的豪雨,气温也降低了。

我和太太到教堂参加晚上8点开始的拜苦路。这是纪念耶稣2000年前的审判、受苦难及被钉在十字架上的事迹。

耶稣因为我们的罪,也为了清洗我们人类的罪,而甘愿舍身被钉在十字架而死。

这次的苦路与传统的不同。传统上,辅祭拿着十字架,沿着14个苦处步行,昨晚的苦路则是由信徒亲自参与,感同身受当时耶稣苦难的路途,承受的苦难。

苦路过后,我自己一个人步行到加影体育馆,参加一项民权集会。

这是一项由公正党举办的抗议集会,抗议国阵政府滥用司法,以压迫及“消灭”反对党人士。

安华是反对党领袖及公正党实权领袖。 他在两个星期前,被法庭判决16年前,鸡奸他的助手,罪名成立,入狱五年。目前他是保释在外,等候上诉的听审。

大部分马来西亚人都知道这是政府滥用司法,以莫须有的罪名,消灭反对党人士,特别是安华。

十六年前,当时的马哈迪首相也是用同样的罪名来提控安华。当时安华是他的副手,与他意见不合,民意支持安华有利。

同样罪名,两个首相都用来对付敌人,而且是同一个人。此举引起了民愤。

资深反对党领袖卡巴星,也被法庭判决诽谤罪名成立,罚款马币4000元。这已经足够构成他失去国会议员的资格。

还有许多反对党人士也正面对着各种的提控。

诽谤法令也是政府常用来对付反对党人士的简易方法之一。许多反对党人士曾在这法令下,被送进监牢,槟城现任首席部长林冠英就是其中的一位受害者。

昨晚的机会吸引了超过12.000人的出席及支持。大部分都穿上黑衣,标志着国家及司法的黑暗。

A) 拜苦路照片Facebook

B) 体育馆公民集会照片 Facebook


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