Born : 5 April 1940 (Yong Peng)
Ordained Priest : 21 June 1971
Appointed Bishop : 13 February 2003
Ordained Bishop : 15 May 2003
Retired : 19 November 2015
Residence : Bishop’s House, Majodi Centre,
2101 Jalan Masai, Plentong,
81750 Masai, Johor
Tel : 07-3871121
Fax : 07-3872498
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Position : President of CBC-MSB (2011-2012)
Treasurer for CBC-MSB (2011 – 2012)
Chairperson Commission for Consecrated Life (2011 – 2012)
Chairperson Commission for Migrants and Itinerant (2011-2012)

This short article is not an apologetic in the traditional sense of the term. Traditionally, an apologetic tries to prove that the religion one believes in is the best and any study of other religions is to show how these beliefs are inferior to one’s religion. Any comparison is targeted at this end.

In a certain sense, my article is an apologetic in that it is what I believe is the best for ME. It does not negate the goodness in other religions; nor does it attempt to say that all religions have the same value; or deny the weaknesses in other religions or mine, as far as I am concerned. If any comparison is made, it aims at revealing the reasons why I chose and still choose to be a Catholic-Christian, without denigrating others in their beliefs. They have their reasons to believe in what they believe. It is their prerogative.

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This short essay is the result of many hours of prayer and
reflection on the letters of St. Paul and on what others have shared.

Although this reflection is written basically for my brothers in
the Ministerial Priesthood, it is also applicable to every Catholic for as
scripture says, “… a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
purchased people . . . who in times past were not a people, but are now
the people of God” (1 Peter 2:9-10), and Vatican Council II, Lumen
Gentium, No. 10 states, “The baptized, by regeneration and the
anointing of the Holy Spirit, are consecrated as a spiritual house and a
holy priesthood,”.


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Suffering is an integral part of being human. No one can dare deny it.
Buddhism, in fact, teaches in its Four Noble Truths that the first truth is that ―"all
beings, human and otherwise, are afflicted with all sorts of disappointments,
sadness, discomfort, anxiety, etc. In short they are subject to suffering."1
Although I do not agree with its philosophical-theological underpinnings, it
is nevertheless true that all beings are born into suffering. Hence, all serious
religions try to tackle this intractable phenomenon. Before we go into a few of
the more important religious answers to suffering, allow me to spell out a few of
the different types of suffering.
The most obvious suffering is physical suffering which may be the result of
various causes:
The first, natural disasters, for example, the Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia,
that affected neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia,
Thailand, Myanmar, in South East Asia; once, in 1960 and recently, in October
2009. The earthquake in Padang recorded at magnitude 7.6 brought about not
only much physical suffering but also many deaths.
The recent Typhoon Ketsana in September 2009 and Typhoon Parma in
October 2009 caused massive floods and landslides.
Snow storms, sand storms, earthquakes, and children born with physical
defects, are examples of natural disasters.
Second, human beings, ignoring the natural law of their human bodily
functions, indulge in excessive eating that causes obesity, heart problems and
diabetes. Sitting in the office working and with no exercise can bring about
physical suffering.
The third cause of physical suffering comes from either human error,
human negligence or human corruption, for example, a pilot in his
miscalculation could crash a plane, or a car that is badly maintained could cause
an accident, or a building built along a slope or hill without sufficient
reinforcements and safeguards, for whatever the reason, could cause the
collapse of the building. Often, due to uncontrolled deforestation, the climate
change is induced and floods in certain lower levels of the land could occur.
Then, related to the third cause above, human sin, such as greed for money
and corruption could cause human suffering as it has happened, in Malaysia, to
some of the collapsed buildings built on a sloping piece of land because the
developers wanted to save money or cut cost.


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The feast of  the “Body and Blood of Christ” is the best time to share very briefly with you a few essential points in the encyclical of our Holy Father John Paul II’s, “Eucharist in its relationship to the Church.”  In latin it is entitled Ecclesia de Eucharistia. You are encouraged to read, reflect upon and pray over this rich and beautiful encyclical.

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Justice is the business of lawyers as health is the occupation of doctors. However, in all trades, there are betrayers of the profession. Unfortunately, even among Catholic lawyers we have betrayers. We cannot expect less since there was a traitor in the very midst of Jesus’ closest associates – Judas Iscariot, one of his apostles.

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Easter begins in the dark just before morning breaks. Its symbolic meaning cannot be ignored. Darkness or evil seemed to have overcome Jesus Christ, the Light (Jn 1:4). But darkness did not have the last word; it was the Light, Jesus, who had the last word. (Jn 1:5) Our celebration of Easter, therefore, is an invitation to come out of darkness to share in the light of the risen Lord.

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Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter is the most meaningful act of Christian faith. The Church relives the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, His passion, death and resurrection – a divine act that saves the world. There are very many important themes that run through this event: from chaos to order in the world (story of creation in Genesis, the first reading), slavery to freedom (deliverance of Israel from Egypt or our deliverance from the slavery of sin to freedom as children of God), from darkness to light which sums up the whole plan of God from the very beginning of creation till Jesus Christ came to bring light Himself to the world. To avoid confusion with the many themes, I shall concentrate on one small but very important idea: Jesus Christ brings us the joy through His resurrection.

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Some Christians want us to believe that being a Christian means living love, peace, joy, in short, all the good things of life all the time. They even go to the extent to say: “If you give generously, e.g., RM 1,000, God will repay you a hundred fold, e.g., 100,000. I will respond with a very strong vulgar term to shock you into the truth. “Bull Sh*t.” Being a Christian means following Jesus Christ who walked the life of a human person, was tempted, trialed, suffered, died and buried. Yes, He was resurrected and promised us also resurrection if we die with Him, which is love which brings with it peace and joy. Hence, said St Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians chapter 15 verse 14:“… if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”

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If you were attentive to and meditative on the long story of Jesus’ Passion, you would have assimilated many homilies. Anything long from me would have been redundant and an added another cross for you. So, just a short point.

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The readings of Easter Tridium  -- Holy Thursday, Good Friday climaxing in the Easter Virgil – are the same for the three years A, B & C. The Holy Week is more important than Christmas for Christians. Unfortunately, beause of commercial reasons, Christmas has overshadowed Easter.

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