A big insult

One moronic Quote which reflects the ridiculously simple-minded simpletons who are holding high positions:

“You must remember that the country does not belong to the Muslims. There are things that sometimes non-Muslims do, for example, gambling. It is their culture, their way of life and we have to respect their rights”.

Simplistic thinking:

Non muslims= gamblers.

I am a non muslim and to equate me with a gambler culture is a big insult to me and my late parents. Our family had never gambled before. I have never entered a sports toto or magnum shop before. My parents did not gamble,  even though as middle class (both parents were teachers) we just had enough to get by. It was the confucianist and moralistic upbringings that they had and which  had instilled in us children that all of us did not gamble. I did invest in shares, but I had never speculated, even though sometimes people gave me tips, saying that such and such counters would sure go up, I had never succumb to temptations and only invest long term based on fundamentals.

i am not alone among the nonMuslims that do not gamble. I know of many friends who are non gamblers and perfect family man.

The perceived culture of gamblings in fact arises from lack of enforcement and corruption that had resulted in illegal gambling initially which led to legalised gambling later on.

To use the argument that even if we do not legalise gambling, there will always be illegal outlets is wrong, wrong and wrong. Two wrongs do not equate to a right!.

It is like saying that since smuggling will always be there no matter how, why not legalise  smugglings and let everyone rich ? or legalise prostition just because there will always be people who indulge in this?

To combat these types of wrong and immoral behaviour , we have to start from education but at the same time there must be strict enforcement and harsh  punishments .

Most,  if not all,  religions discourage their followers from gambling. So to say that only a particular religion is against gambling is factually wrong, and that is why there is so much misunderstandings among the various faiths in this country, despite being a multi-religious country.

I spoke very passionately against legalising sports bettings in a crucial meeting which resulted in a public stand taken… I cannot indulge more as i was still bound by my oath. it is just not right to legalise something which is wrong and immoral.

Indeed, morality is important not only in politics, but every aspects of our lives….





11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cilipadi
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 12:52:56

    Dr. Hsu,

    You buy my view, ‘morality’ is very important in politics (of course, in other aspect of life as well).

    If Big Brother’s gambling business friend are of person of ‘morality’, we see no betting outlets, no casino in high mountain. Even so, there always be gamblers.

    I am not and will not be a gambler even if I live in casino.

    Morality makan cili, Big Brothers rasa pedas, Big Brothers are gamblers behind the scene.


  2. mykantree
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 22:51:03

    That faulty rationale used to try to justify his support of sport betting is a clear manifestation of the minister’s simpleton mentality. Isn’t that the curse of next to all of the Malaysian ministers, including the top dog himself?

    Why are we burdened with ministers of such low quality? It must be because the Malaysian political system is largely at fault for allowing it to appoint a Prime Minister who is not elected by the people, and therefore the interest of the rakyat is certainly not foremost in any decision that he makes.


  3. Ken
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 13:45:58

    Gambling is a vice should should not be legalized. The presence of 4D and horse racing is no justification to legalize another form of gambling. Sports is a healthy activity engaged by the young which should not be corrupted by betting.

    The rationale used to justify sports betting – that it already exist illegally, that is big revenue for the govt and it is up to individual’s choice do not hold water. Firstly, legal sports betting will do nothing to stamp out illegal ones (they have the attraction of offering credit). The govt should stay away immoral ways to earn revenue which cause harm to society. As for personal choice, society must protect the weak instead of throwing them to the wolves.

    Legalizing sports betting is like legalizing opium dens for drugs. The harm doe to society is not worth the revenue generated for the govt. It causes a vice to be more widespread and easily available instead of containing it.


  4. disgusted
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 21:31:39

    Gan Peng Sieu from MCA is supporting gambling and speaking against UMNO’s decision. This is the type of so-called “leader” within our midst.

    MCA was against horse racing slot machines during Ling’s time. Ling was very concerned about schoolchildren being “victims” turning into compulsive gamblers. Now, in MCA, you have a tainted president and another mentally tainted pro-gambler. Perverse logic that making it legal can curb illegally run bets. Should we legalize bag-snatchers, adultery, incest and a whole lot of illegal behavior? And perhaps, there is a reason why Gan supported. It is open secret that political parties get political funds.


  5. Kongkor
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 15:53:54

    Dr Hsu,

    Yes, it is indeed an insult to all, me included.

    Now, what are you going to do about it Doc? Are you going to be like your party president who was insulted so bad by UMNO Penang?

    Yes, I know these are 2 different issue, then again, an insult by any other name is still an insult. Isn’t it?


  6. Jong
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 18:26:59

    Haha! Since when has the Najib admiistration been listening to Pakatan Rakyat? The gambling kingpin now blames PR for Fat Mama Penguin’s oops, Najib’s backtracking on an earlier promise to issue him sports betting licence!


  7. petestop
    Jun 28, 2010 @ 22:05:48

    The said “M”oron have always used his twisted logic to justify his point.

    Instead of protecting the non-Malay rights to a fair and equitable education based on merit, the only time he came to be our knight in shining armour is to protect our right to gamble…

    …ha..ha… what a sandiwara…

    Follow this “M”oron advise, will doom the non-Malay. Unfortunately there are still many admiring him and willing to kiss-ass…. such is the “M”oron ability to twist his logic as he deems fit and the many who is under his spell.


  8. tonyphuah
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 20:11:50

    I just realise how important morality is. A society can decline/breakdown as a result of erosion of morality in that society. Will this country/globe be the next?


  9. Tony
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 18:29:44

    Morally bankrupt man is the most dangerous species in the world.


  10. atila
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 03:58:45

    I am disgusted and ashamed!!

    umno=new world order.


  11. wisely
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 20:46:22

    Just drop a few lines for consideration:

    1. Much can be done from the tax gained. Of course one can reject the money for concious sake like scholarship.

    2. I think Dr. Hsu – u got it wrong this time. That was neither the message nor the intention. We all know non can gamble but not all gamble as non can drink but not all drink.

    3. The last worldcup billion were put into the bet in Malaysia alone. A small bookie, one of my relative with the help of a laptop and RM60 streamix draws in close to RM150,000 in one month. Tax free. A free house.

    4. We have to admit many malaysians do gamble – sport – not just football, badminton, basketball etc, election -who win by how many votes beside horseraces, 4D, genting now 2 casinos in singapore.

    5. The reasons why singapore legalise it after thorough study speak loud and clear.

    6. Many western and advance countries legalise betting.

    7. Legalise betting – we can control like the maximum amount.

    Maybe I hope, a survey will be done to show us actually much many malaysians do gamble and that will give us a better idea where we stand.


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