One of the unexpected surprising gifts I had this year is to celebrate Peter Young’s birthday at his house. He has been a great inspiration to me in all aspects of life and ministry.
I think he is the most energetic writer amongst the Micah Mandate initiators thus far. Have a look at the following which has already been posted up!
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR THE BARISAN NATIONAL
(TO ENSURE THAT THEY LOSE THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS!)
- Retain the Internal Security Act
- Reject calls to repeal or amend the Official Secrets Act (OSA), the Printing Presses and Publications Act and the Universities and University College Act (UUCA) 1971
- Prevent the restoration to Article 121(1) of the Federal Constitution
- Appoint the wrong persons to serve on the Judicial Appointments Commission, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Board and the Parliamentary Committee on the Prevention of Corruption
- Postpone indefinitely the formation of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Act
BARBARIC CRIME AND BARBARIC PUNISHMENT
At about 6.45pm on April 15th 2008, a 22-year-old University Malaysia Sabah student and her friends were heading for a religious function when she was pulled into a stolen Kancil. During the ordeal, before being rescued at 4am on the 16th, she was punched, kicked, bitten and raped several times by her two kidnappers. This was truly a barbaric crime and the student will need much prayer and counseling to assist her in recovering from such a horrendous trauma. The police are to be congratulated for arresting the two suspects within ten hours.
On April 25th the two men aged 20 and 29 were sentenced to 28 years imprisonment and 20 strokes of the rotan and 32 years imprisonment and 25 strokes of the rotan, respectively.
SYARIAH HIGH COURT JUDGEMENT
ALLOWED TO REVERT – Syariah High Court lets Muslim convert renounce Islam and go back to Buddhism
This was the STAR headline on Friday 9 May 2008. The press releases of Sisters In Islam and MCCBCHST are relevant.
THE GOD WHOM WE WORSHIP IN SONG
‘MAJESTY’, ‘AWE’, ‘SPLENDOR’, ‘GREATNESS’, ‘POWER’, ‘RIGHTEOUSNESS’, ‘HOLINESS’, ‘MERCY’, ‘LOVE’, ‘FAITHFULNESS’, ‘GOODNESS’, — these are just some of the most common attributes of God which are contained in the TRIUMPHANT songs which we sing Sunday by Sunday. But little mention is made of the ‘GOD OF JUSTICE’ (and the millions who are suffering poverty and oppression as a result of injustice) and the ‘PERSECUTED JESUS CHRIST’ (and the thousands of Christians who are persecuted for his sake.
MICAH 6.8: JUSTICE, MERCY, HUMILITY
The Bible contains many brief instructions concerning the conduct which God, the Father of Jesus Christ, both expects and demands of his followers. One of these is given to us in Micah 6:8, ‘He has showed you, O man what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’
We have been shown (so there is no excuse of ignorance) both what is good and also what God requires of us.