Yeah, I know some are rolling their eyes, sceptical about this. Especially the PAS taksub (a title like this popping up at places that include Kelantan Bloggers etc is sure to bring them to investigate: "Does Nik Aziz even know you?... Ini mesti kes perasan nak mampus!"
I don't know whether he knows me or not, but someone handling his profile at Facebook sure does. And since Nik Aziz has allowed the profile, posts and updates to be there, this implicit consent means he must also be accountable for whatever is done in his name.
Now, Nik Aziz has, at last count, 528,887 `Likes' there. Compare that to my (much, much) more modest number of Friends that stand at 284 (I wonder who will be the magical #287?).
Anyway, I've been following Nik Aziz's updates there for some months now. Occasionally, I would leave a comment, which tends to be against the grain of most of the others there. And doing that, of course, inevitably leads to many people replying with angry and sometimes nasty comments against me. But that's okay with me because I "can also take".
However, this has come to an end because I've just been blocked from commenting there. Why? The only reason I can think of is that my comments there rock "the Nik Aziz boat": Nik Aziz - or at least the administrator - wants the place to be filled with only the Yes men and women... people who will only support and agree to whatever is posted there. And Mat Cendana, a proud Knight of the Demi Negara Order (not to ever be mistaken with "Umno", please), isn't one who'd oblige.
Adding to this are the people who `Like' my comments: people who disagree with some of the posts and opinions but who are too scared to comment themselves for fear of being jumped on by the zealots.
Yes, Nik Aziz has the right to include or exclude whoever he wants... just as I and everyone else at Facebook could with our own profiles. However, this action has raised a few questions.
Among other things, it shows how autocratic and super-sensitive the PAS people are towards criticism and differences in opinion. And of people (like the admin) who are using Nik Aziz's stature, position and power for whatever agendas they harbour. These are the things that I will write about now and in the future so that people can see PAS and the hidden hands for whatever they really are.
Here are the posts and the comments that led to my being blocked (you'll have to right-click and open in a new tab to see the images in full):
orang Melayu diperkudakan oleh DAP. Yang dok hasut kat Facebook, Twitter, blogs orang-orang Cina... yang berarak, yang kena tangkap 95% Melayu. Bagus betul PAS ni: sedia berkorban lawan sesama Islam & Melayu untuk orang lain."
Writing something like this, of course, led to locusts descending, with the zealots angrily `hammering me':-P I must stress here that it wasn't my intention to provoke; although I knew many would be riled. I was just "being me; being Mat Cendana: Hack Writer". Whether this is `good' or `bad', I don't really know...
Then came this one:
But this is the one that infuriated the Nik Aziz admin big time:
Okay, it was harsh and it wasn't too polite. But what about equating "Umno" with "jahanam"? It wasn't by Nik Aziz himself, but he has to take responsibility since it was posted at his profile.
The blocking came when I couldn't comment at the post below. But that's okay because I can still paste it here at my blog:-)
bunyi macam modal DAP dengan Bangsa Malaysia dia."
So here it is: someone with 529,062 Facebook followers (makin bertambah as I was writing this post) couldn't even face the points raised by one obscure guy from rural Pasir Mas (now in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya) who even has trouble reciting the Qunut during Subuh prayers! So how are the PAS people going to deal with the slick (and slimy) DAP if they were to govern Malaysia? Do the PAS people have the intelligence to do so? If they can't even handle Mat Cendana's comments and points, I doubt they ever could, simple as that.
*UPDATE 10/7/2011 8:54 AM - By the way, Haji Abdul Hadi Awang's Facebook profile has only 180,397 Likes; almost three times less than Nik Aziz's. But don't worry: as of two minutes ago, Mat Cendana is now also one of them;-)