Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Malays in 1968

An old friend sent me this. Advert with Malay actors drinking Guinness stout. Dated 1968. Unthinkable today. See how they have changed. LKY was right about the change. The Malay Muslims today explained that they didn't understand correctly what was required of them in Islam then. They do now.

















14 comments:

  1. I know a Malay guy who eats Chinese food with fried pork fat and a few others who drink alcohol like there is no tomorrow!

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  2. We are all unanswerable for our own sins on the Day of Judgement. So who is to judge us now?? Live and let live I say.

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  3. Being Malay does not mean that you are a Muslim. Many Malays I know are Hindus and Christians. Many of the Orang Asli in Malaysia are nto Muslims. If you go to the Orang Asli settlements in Malaysia you will know this and you would find every settlement care-taken by a UMNO leader to ensure no religious groups except Muslin, come preaching

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  4. Oh well! I know of a Malay woman, married to Caucasian man via civil marriage. He family disown her, she's eating pork, drinking wine like water. Of course when words go around, she denied it and say people are bad mouthing her. Lots of such hypocrite in this world. She dare to even swear upon "Allah" that she is still a true Muslim? Here's the thing. Those friends who believe her, must question themselves. If she is really a true Muslim, she wouldn't even had a Civil Marriage overseas in the first place.

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    1. dats none of your business..busybody...

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  5. Only God reserves the right to judge. So shut up.

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  6. Like the post abv said, malay doesn't mean muslim and vice versa

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  7. Why cant we just let people lead the lives they want as long as they are not getting in your way.

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  8. to me most religions are nonsense.

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  9. Life as it was....carefree and not so pedantic. So what' the deal now; if i choose to be muslim and i drink then I'll be punished by the almighty. But if i choose to be a jew, then the same almighty won't punish me if i have a tipple and will only do so if i have a bacon sandwich? what if I'm a Christian then, or a Hindu? what standards will apply to me? To each,his own, I say. Be a good human being and be excellent to each other. Don't mean to disrespect anyone's belief. Just my opinion.

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  11. Will malays embrace alcohol eventually? Will it becomes a norm, just like Christians and alcohol? Bible, both the Old and New Testament have verses that teach Christians not to drink beer, especially the Old Testament. But why are majority of the Christians now drinking? It becomes a norm now.

    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Alcohol%20Kills/christians_and_alcohol.htm

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  12. Interestingly, there is nowhere in the ad above to say that it is an alcoholic drink. The ad touted it as a health tonic, a pick-me-up, an energy reviver. Similar to Benedict Dom Yomeishu.

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    1. You are obviously in denial. Go and google what Guinness Stout is. BTW, Benedictine Dom and Yomeishu are liqueurs.

      So, touted as a health tonic is okay? Drinking a glass of wine after dinner is also touted to be good for your health. How about you and me touting whiskey and brandy as health tonics?

      Bottom-line is, Muslims in the region have become more and more conforming to the forms (instead of substance) of Islam. Perhaps taking the cue from the Middle East?

      P/S: A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that has been flavored with fruit, herbs, nuts, spices, flowers, or cream and bottled with added sugar.

      http://www.yomeishu.co.jp/english/

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