KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 – A Masjid Taman Cheras Jaya official said today it had no problem with how Teo Nie Ching was dressed during an aerobics exercise programme recently in the mosque’s car park, even as Umno stepped up criticisms against the DAP MP for her “tight-fitting” clothes.
The Serdang MP (picture) was photographed recently in a T-shirt and track pants while taking part in the aerobics session, and this was seized on by the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia to accuse her of violating the sanctity of the mosque for wearing allegedly tight-fitting clothes and not covering her aurat.
“We do not have any problem at all with YB Teo’s attire,” Masjid Taman Cheras Jaya committee chairman Azman Idris told The Malaysian Insider today.
“Covering the aurat is applicable only to Muslims. So, the issue of covering the aurat is not applicable to YB Teo,” he added.
The Malay daily published a front-page story yesterday with the headline “Teo Nie Ching makes trouble again” along with a picture of her exercising with men and women at Masjid Taman Cheras Jaya during a recent Maal Hijrah carnival.
Today, an Utusan Malaysia column said females were required to wear clothes which covered their aurat, and not “shorts or sexy clothes”.
Azman, however, claimed that the issue of covering the aurat in a mosque was not explicitly defined in Islamic teachings.
“When it comes to the mosque, it is called an in-house regulation,” said Azman.
“We also did this (exercise) activity in the car park area, not in the mosque. I don’t see any issue,” he added.
It's very simple to summarize: Utusan has totally nothing to do apart from whining about things that is none-government friendly. In this case, what they are whining about is not following the government-style / methodology of Islam. Hold on, if I say government-approved / style, does this means also turning one blind eye on corruption despite others saw with their own eyes and proof? Does that also mean that because Najib is visiting a church as his duty as a Prime Minister of all Malaysians that you can't do hymns, prayers of their own?
Has Utusan really forgotten what's it like to be in the morning Monday school assembly, where there is Doa recital, that other non-Malay students respect off? Does that mean that you are telling every other MPs doing their duty that they cannot do this whatsoever, despite that they have been clearly being invited?
I remembered that the chief-editor provides his weekly opinion on paper on Sundays in most papers in person. Take, W.C.W from The Star, Rocky from Malay Mail, and a few others. But Awang Selamat? I tried to Google in images to see if there is any picture of the guy, and everyone says that he's a pseduonym of many editors. Wouldn't dare to show his face, I suppose?
The only one summary statement here is that these people are those who do not have the actual social mentality. And Najib's aides, who were involved in the arrangement with the Church over the Christmas visit there is also another example of people with no respect for other religions. I saw that as bulldozing a religion over another religion and maybe somewhat being taught of the things that they claim to be wrong, but in actual fact correct.
That's problem with people who are lazy to think and to read, instead relying on hearsays to make decisions. Try doing that on a society that has a higher social mentality and you get your ass laughed off.
Ini semua betul betul malaon....