We have a right to question and criticise
By Zan Azlee
I am highly critical of things that I see of my country, my people and my religion as I believe that it brings about self-evaluation and self-improvement. I may not be a politician or government leader, but I see no harm in criticising how the country is being run or how it should move forward. I am after all Malaysian. I may not be an ustaz or a hafiz of the Quran, but I see no harm in criticising how Islam is practiced and portrayed. I am after all Muslim.
But there are many who disagree. They think that one has no right to criticize politicians or government leaders because one is not in their position. If one does, then one should leave the country. They think that one also has no right to criticize how Islam is being practiced because one does not have the right qualifications. If one does, then one should just leave the religion.
The most annoying Malaysian in my eyes, Ridhuan Tee, once said:
“Why do these irresponsible parties not move abroad? Because Malaysia is heaven. Why are they still making insistent demands? Because they want a better heaven.” [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]