Defending the Constitution and right of the majority

The action of Selangor State Government in the case of Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor’s raid on Bible Society Malaysia (BSM) is clearly upholding the concept and principles of democracy where as the Chinese Chauvinist party masquerading as ‘Democratic Action Party’, is blatantly defying what the majority decided through democratic channels.

Pro-minority news portal Riong Kali dot com story:

In Bible group’s move, DAP pressures Khalid to ensure minorities are protected

APRIL 16, 2014
LATEST UPDATE: APRIL 16, 2014 10:29 AM

The DAP today pressured the Selangor government to take full responsibility in ensuring that the rights of minorities are protected, following The Bible Society of Malaysia’s (BSM) shift to Kuala Lumpur to avoid being hassled by state Islamic authorities.

Party national publicity chief Tony Pua said: “BSM’s decision to move has embarrassed Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in our ability and sincerity to uphold the rights of minorities.

“There can be no biggest insult to PR when BSM chairman Lee Min Choon claimed that Putrajaya offered better protection to religious minorities.
“However, what was more disappointing was the response from Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who nonchalantly wished BSM ‘all the best’.”

Pua warned that such a response towards the incident may not bode well for PR and the Selangor government’s long-term plans.

“If we fail to make Selangor a showcase PR state, we will not only kiss our Putrajaya ambitions goodbye, even our hold on the state will be in jeopardy.

“The very same voters who turned their backs on Barisan Nasional can also do the same to us if we take them for granted,” he said.

DAP Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo also said that Khalid must take steps to solve the bible issue and address the government’s failure in dealing with it:

“The menteri besar has displayed a total lack of interest and political will in his handling of the issue. And this has resulted in a serious loss of faith of not only the Christians, but other Malaysians under his leadership in Selangor.”

Gobind also echoed Pua’s sentiment that the BSM move will be costly:

“Situations like these, needless to say, will cost Pakatan dearly in the next general election. This is precisely the reason why many have expressed great concern about Khalid’s leadership in Selangor.”

On January 2, 2014, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) raided the BSM offices in Damansara Kim, and seized more than 300 copies of Alkitab and Bup Kudus (Iban Bibles) during the raid.

The raid was carried out under the Selangor Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment 1988.

Until today, the seized Bibles have yet to be returned to the BSM, with the Selangor state government passing the buck to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Khalid even told BSM to write to the Attorney-General to ask for the return of their seized holy books.

Pua said PR’s position over the term Allah could not be any clearer as the term could be used by other religions such as Christianity and Sikhism.

“The term must not be abused and used for purposes of propagation among Muslims, a position which PR respects as part of the Federal Constitution,” Pua said.

“The Selangor state government has clearly failed to uphold the PR’s stand on this issue.” – April 16, 2014.

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It is inline with the Federal Constitution Article 3.1 where sanctity Islam as the religion of the Federation and the Selangor Constitution Enactment 1988. The Malay bibles confiscated from Bible Society of Malaysia on 2 January 2014 are deemed to be part 0f the process to proselytising Malay-Muslims in the Selangor into Christianity.

That is against Article 11.4 of Federal Constitution and HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the Constitutional Head of Selangor, decreed against the matter twice.

The provocation against the matter became so acute that His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV also issued the same titah on the exclusivity of the name ‘Allah’ for the use of Muslims only.

Defending the right of the majority is preserving that have been democratically provided within the Federal Constitution and State of Selangor Constitution. It is too bad for the minority who by their own choice defy what the law has prohibited clearly and now challenging it.

That is typically Min Yuen mentality when the Malayan Communist Party wanted power and take control of Malaya in June 1948, they defied the wishes and aspiration of the majority and blatantly used brutal force to impose themselves onto the majority against their will and take what doesn’t belong to them.

That disobedient and anti-Constitution attitude though translated through different modus operandi, is very much reflective on DAP’s charge and NGOs representing Chinese Chauvinist and anti-Malay/Islam minority in controversy such as the JAIS inspection of Damansara Utama Methodist Church 3 August 2011 and the BSM on 2 January 2014.

In many ways, their defiance and statements against the Federal and State Constitution and authorities upholding provisions of the said law pertaining to preserving the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia should be deemed as seditious.

Expect reciprocity, from the majority.

Published in: on April 16, 2014 at 10:00  Comments (8)  

Paying for making the wrong choices

The current self-inflicted issue that the 673 former citizens of Malaysia, who once willingly by their own choice and accord gave up their nationality and allegiance to this tanahair for perceived greener postures abroad, would have to face the consequence of making the wrong choices.

The Star story:

Published: Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday April 12, 2014 MYT 11:07:21 AM

Zahid: BOC holders in for a long wait to be Malaysians again

 

Document in hand: Dr Ahmad Zahid showing the press statement on the status of BOC holders during the press conference in Putrajaya.

Document in hand: Dr Ahmad Zahid showing the press statement on the status of BOC holders during the press conference in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians who have allegedly become stateless after failing to get British citizenship may have to wait at least 17 years before they can regain their Malaysian citizenship.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this in reference to hundreds who had renounced their Malaysian citizenship allegedly in order to receive British citizenship through the British Overseas Citizenship (BOC).

The approval of Malaysian citizenship for these former citizens would also be subjected to their show of loyalty to the country and passing a Bahasa Malaysia proficiency test, he added.

“The Malaysian Government will not automatically grant citizenship to anyone who has already let go of their Malaysian citizenship.

“Anyone who wishes to re-apply for citizenship will have their application reviewed carefully while they are given only a residence pass, not citizenship or permanent residence.

“This is because there were those among them who had torn up their (Malaysian) passports with feelings of hatred towards the country and an intention to no longer return to this country – there was no more loyalty in them,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said at a press conference here yesterday.

He said 673 individuals – and not 1,000 as previously reported – had renounced their Malaysian citizenship allegedly to obtain the BOC between 2005 and 2013, ending up in this predicament of being stateless.

The British government had on July 4, 2002, decided that it would no longer consider citizenship applications involving BOC holders from Malaysia.

The BOC is a travel document that is not equivalent to British citizenship, even though BOC holders could be considered for British citizenship before the British Nationality Act 1981 was amended in 2002.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said a residence pass would permit those re-applying for Malaysian citizenship to reside in the country for up to five years, after which the pass will be up for renewal.

“These individuals should apply for the residence pass while in the United Kingdom through the Malaysian High Commission in London.

“They can only take off for Malaysia after their application (for a residence pass) has been approved by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

“A special counter will be opened at the KL International Airport on their arrival day, where the BOC document-holder will be issued with the residence pass and briefed on the rules pertaining to the pass,” he said.

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Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s position on the matter is more than fair. These 673 ‘Stateless Persons’ made the choice to be disloyal to this nation and give up their citizenship and privileges, guaranteed under the Federation of Malaysia Constitution, as a condition for them to apply for British citizenship.

Their gambit backfired.

It is not the Malaysian Government obligation is any manner or count to accept them back as status quo, and re-institute them back as citizens of this nation. They should be treated as any other aliens and given the same consideration to stay in this nation, without exception.

Bernama report on Home Ministry Dato' Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's explanation of the Article 16 of the Immigration Act

Bernama report on Home Ministry Dato’ Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s explanation of the Article 16A of the Immigration Act

At best, a work permit and resident status.

This is the reality of life. There is no ‘reset button’. When one makes the wrong choices, one have to live with the consequences. Neither this is a work of fiction where these is a ‘happy ending’.

This should also be a lesson to all who are thinking and contemplating about being disloyal to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong and the Federation of Malaysia Constitution. Being a citizen is a very valuable privilege. Otherwise, this nation would not be hosting more than 2.5 million economic immigrants.

Article 12 of the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty inked on 21 Feb 1948 that came into force on 1 Feb 1948

Article 12 of the Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty inked on 21 Feb 1948 that came into force on 1 Feb 1948

Continuation of Article 12

Continuation of Article 12

HRH Malay Rulers compromised Article 12 of  the 1948 Federation of Tanah Melayu Treaty to accept almost 1 million Non Malays classified as ‘Stateless Persons’ as ‘citizens’, without being processed properly and fulfilling the set criteria for consideration. It  was part of the ‘Social Contract’ for Federation of Tanah Melayu to earn Kemederkaan as a sovereign nation.

That could only happened once. It is something extremely rare and the Non Malays and/or ‘Stateless Persons’ should follow the normal process to become citizens of Federation of Malaysia.

This is a nation of law and order and proper Federal Constitution exist and enforced, on top specific regulations set for administrative purposes. The rule of law shall take precedence.

Hence, the lesson ends.

Published in: on April 13, 2014 at 22:30  Comments (19)  

Bontot ayam

Bitchy-mouth celebrity chef Dato’ Redzuan “Chef Wan” Ismail has done it again. His instragram earlier this afternoon distastefully mocked the desperate search for the missing B777-200 9M-MRO designated MH370 which gone missing on 8 March 2014 enroute KUL-PEK and the anxiety of so many people in this mystery.

Astroawani story:

Chef Wan ridicules discovery of object

 Astro Awani| Updated: March 21, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR:

Celebrity chef Datuk Chef Wan today ridiculed the discovery of two objects by Australia which could be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 through his Instagram account @chefwan58.In his latest post, Chef Wan was posing with a piece of object which he said is part of the missing MH370 aircraft which disappeared on March 8.

In a distasteful joking manner, Chef Wan said the object was part of a toilet door from a house on the beach in Morib.

mh370

The entry has since been deleted after receiving 701 likes and much criticism from his Instagram followers.

Chef Wan’s distasteful comes at a time when tensions are running high among family members of the 239 passengers and crew on the missing plane after 14 days it had disappeared.

Chef Wan is highly regarded among his peers locally and around the world.

He is also also the Tourism Ambassador Icon and Malaysian Culinary Ambassador.

The search and rescue operations for the missing aircraft enters its 14th day today where it is now focused in the southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Perth.

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It is utter distasteful and demonstration of sordid pure bitch-like behaviour to make fun on a massive international exercise to determine what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott disclosed yesterday in Canberra was a piece from the perished 200 tonnes airliners.

Malaysians should teach errant individuals who abuse and misuse the borderless social media platform as the opportunity to trot on other people’s anxiety, confusion and misery and gain attention.

This sick joke is no different from when Tian Chua lied about the Lahad Datu Incident as an “UMNO drama” of the recent PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s speech in the current N25 Kajang by-election.

Published in: on March 21, 2014 at 15:00  Comments (15)  

MH370 politicised by very low scums

In the combination of anxiety and distraught of the missing B777-200 MH370 enroute from KUL-PEK which dissappeared from cvil aviation radar on 8 March 0241hrs, saw the nation came together in support and prayers. Even His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong expressed his condolences to the family and loved ones of passengers and crew of the ill fated airliner.

However, at the height of DUN N25 Kajang by-election, Opposition leaders manipulating the tragedy to a point of contentious slander against the Federal Government, realising the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.

 

In this ceramah in Kajang, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad lied to the audience about the “Chinese government is upset with Malaysian government”. Clear it is not true because China is providing full co-operation in the effort to search for the missing B777-200 and managing and consoling the families and loved ones of 159 Chinese national passengers, Beijing side.

This is nothing new. It is a repeat of the Lahad Datu tragedy last year, where PKR Vice President Tian Chua lied about the “Kg Tanduo incursion was something staged by UMNO”.

Published in: on March 11, 2014 at 14:00  Comments (14)  

PKN medalists/Social Media award winners echoing slanders on Judiciary & advocate uprising

The pro-Opposition media Malaysiakini which Department of Information has been very supportive of,  is subtly advocating PKR Leaders’ sinister reaction to Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim As-Sodomy’s reversal of Kuala Lumpur High Court decision acquittal of sodomising aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008 and conviction of five years jail, echoing the call for people uprising.

Reformasi activists Steven Gan’s and Premesh Chandran’s news portal blow-by-blow story:

7:49AM Mar 7, 2014

Anwar guilty of Sodomy II, jailed 5 years

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7.45pm: Bail will be posted on Monday. Karpal says he will file a notice of appeal on the same day.”I have never seen the rush by the court in sentencing in my years of practice, as normally there is medical report made,” he says.

7.33pm: Anwar emerges at the back entrance of the Palace of Justice.The crowd, which had already anticipated his exit from there, burst out in deafening chants of reformasi.

Anwar stands on the entrance staircase for two minutes and waves to supporters but makes no speech.

As he enters his vehicle, he stands from the side of the car and waves, the crowd erupts in mad cheers as he shake their hands.

After Anwar departs, PKR vice-president Tian Chua addresses the crowd, which numbers around 60 people.

“The court has sentence Anwar to five years in jail but this is not the rakyat’s decision, we can no longer rely on the legal system and Najib’s crony to deliver justice.

“Today is the day the rakyat arise, we will use our power to free ourselves, this nation, our grandchildren and the legal system.”

Tian Chua called on people to turn out in force at Kajang stadium tonight where Anwar already has a scheduled event.

He also declared the Pakatan Rakyat convention tomorrow at Dewan Setia Alam, Shah Alam to be opened to every man in the street.

“Who wants to defend Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar Ibrahim and the people, let us gather at Dewan Setia Alam to show support,” he said.

Tian Chua also announced that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s days were numbered.

“The court has sentence Anwar to five years in jail, but the rakyat will rid of Najib in five months,” he said.

7.30pm : Anwar says he will continue his campaign in Kajang despite that he may no longer be the PKR candidate in the by-election. He says he will let the people show their wrath.

“But I will be there in Parliament and we will shoulder on.”

He also lambasts Shafee for claiming he is a threat to “national security.”

Wan Azizah says the Palace of Justice is a beautiful palace but there is no justice.

Meanwhile, Rafizi Ramli describes the verdict as a travesty of justice.

“After 16 years, we thought that we have progressed but this case shows we have not.”

7pm: Anwar’s children and Wan Azizah hug Anwar. The couple are seen carrying their grandson in court.

6.56pm: Shafee says he has no objection if the bail is post. Court allows Anwar to post bail the latest by 11am on Monday.

Court is adjourned. It appears that Anwar needs not spend his weekend in jail.

6.52pm: Two of Anwar’s daughters arrives at the back entrance of the Palace of Justice.

They alight with Anwar’s grandchildren but were briefly stopped from entering the complex.

After police sought permission from their superiors, they are allowed in.

6.52pm: Karpal responses bail was not granted in the first instance.

“Normally he (Shafee) does not object, of course he is now on the other side. That is why he is a mercenary.”

Judge Balia asks the two sides to stop arguing. Justice Balia says the application of stay of execution is allowed, pending appeal with bail of RM10,000.

6.48pm: Karpal applies a stay. Shafee says he has been instructed by the attorney-general to bring the matter for a stay.

“I have been asked to put in an objection on the grounds of the case of Anwar itself. Outside this court, (you can hear) the chanting.”

Shafee says the judges can also hear it (the crowd outside).

“The stay is for purposes of execution of sentence. We are objecting on grounds of public order. An appeal is not a stay.”

6.46pm: Judge Balia says the court having heard what the counsel told the court and has found Anwar guilty.

“He is convicted and sentenced to five years.”

6:46pm: The external compound that was earlier quiet is now rowdy with suporters gathering and shouting, “Free, free, free Anwar!”, “Reformasi” and “Down with Najib!”

A supporter Amir Hamzah whips up the crowd reminding them of the events of 1998 during Sodomy I.

6.41pm: A female PKR supporter walks out of the courtroom saying she finds it hard to respect the court.

Shafee continues, saying Anwar attacked prosecutor Yusof Zainal Abiden and the PM.

“The accused that he is found guilty of this act, in a position of power now in the opposition and opens himself to blackmail and source of extortion and is a danger to national security.”

“The country will open up the national security issue,” he says.

6:38pm: Wangsa Maju MP Tan Kee Kwong, Xavier Jayakumar, Batu Caves rep Amiruddin Shari are among those who fail to enter the court. They remain outside with the supporters.

6.36pm: Shafee says Anwar has conviction for abuse of power.

“I also been asked to mention this, in 2004 in the Malaysian Law Journal made the observation in the Federal Court – that the accused is involved in acts of sodomy.”

Shafee says there are other court proceedings.

Those in the public gallery shout at Shafee. Judge Balia says those who make noise will be thrown out in court.

Shafee continues, saying that Anwar is the Permatang Pauh MP and Selangor government advisor as well as candidate in Kajang.

6.35pm: “The circumstances is clear from the notes. This is not the first time the accused has taken advantage of him,” says Shafee.

Karpal says that statement has been expunged.

Shafee says that no condom was used and this was an irresponsible and dangerous act.

“He took advantage of the Saiful,” he says.

Anwar shouts from the dock: “You have got what you wanted.”

6.32pm: Judge Balia says that the court will pass sentence.

Shafee says he took instructions from the attorney-general, who is in Sabah.

“The complainant is a young man, 23 years old, and an employee under his (Anwar’s) charge.”

6.30pm: Karpal says the court has to consider the sentence along with the medical report.

Balia says the DPP is not challenging it. Karpal says this court is not being reasonable.

“Can I take it that a medical report is not necessary?”

Balia says they will take it for whatever it is worth.

“Under the circumstances of this case, a medical report is not necessary,” says the judge.

6.25pm: Judge Balia, after consulting with the other two judges, asks whether that is all.

Karpal says he is not abandoning the right to mitigation.

Shafee says if there is certain conditions, the prosecution will not object.

“We know he has back condition and we are willing to take the statement from the bar,” he says.

6.20pm: Prosecutor Shafee says the medical report can be “onward management” of the matter.

He said sentencing is on the offence.

Balia asks whether there will be other mitigation.

Karpal stresses that the defence need time to prepare the medical report.

“All this matters must be placed on record. No reason to rush this trial,” he says.

Balia: “We are giving you your right.”

Karpal: My lord, when you consider the sentence, the medical report will set out what the respondents and the sentence to be imposed. What is your hurry?

Balia: We are not in a hurry.

Karpal: I am unable to take instructions from my client.

Balia: You are unable to mitigate?

6.17pm: Court in session. Mitigation begins. Defence lawyer Karpal says Anwar suffers from back pain, high blood pressure and heart ailment.

“I have to submit a medical report on this and pray that we will be given time. I cannot be making statements from the bar.”

6.14pm: Police asks court to get ready. It will be called into session soon for sentencing.

6.10pm: PKR’s Machang Bubuk state assemblyperson Lee Khai Loon arrives at the Palace of Justice back entrance, but like other elected representatives, he was denied entry.

The crowd outside grows to about 50, almost half of whom are journalists.

Lee told Malaysiakinithat unlike the verdict at the High Court in 2012, the opposition coalition did not mobilise anyone today as the decision today was a surprise.

“It is all so sudden, we didn’t ask people to come because normally decisions would take some time,” he said.

However, the cops are not taking any chances and have tripled their numbers at the back entrance.

Some 20 police officers form a human shield in front of the staircase into the Palace of Justice.

Some 20 more officers are also seen stationed nearby in addition to around 10 light strike force units that have just arrived.

6:05pm: Police presence at the rear entrance increases to 10 officers and several special forces officers. This appears to be in response to the crowd that is growing impatient.

6.01pm: All senior PKR leaders are in court including deputy president Azmin Ali, Kuantan MP Fauziah Salleh, Batu MP Tian Chua, Padang Serai N Surendran.

DAP leader Lim Kit Siang is seen talking to Azmin and Pandan MP Rafizi.

According to the Penal Code 377b, Anwar could be facing a maximum of 20 years in jail and shall also be liable to whipping.

5.39pm: Court is expected to resume at 6.10pm to announce sentencing for Anwar.

5:35pm: The rear entrance of the courthouse is tightly controlled and only certain people such as elected reps are allowed through, and have to show their ICs to the police.

Tensions rise when 10 supporters gather outside the door, prompting the police to shut it. This annoys Bukit Katil MP Syamsul Iskandar Mohd Akim and two of Anwar’s lawyers who are shut out.

After the supporters back off the trio are finally allowed in.

5.23pm: Wan Azizah and her children are seen crying.

Anwar says the 1998 incident is repeating itself, referring to his previous conviction.

“It’s all over again, they want to put me in the lock-up, that is why they want to continue with the mitigation,” he says.

5.15pm: The number of Anwar supporters at the courthouse’s back door continue to swell.

The situation becomes increasingly tense as they begin to chant “reformation” and “free Anwar” as Batu MP Tian Chua and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali arrives.

5.11pm: Justice Balia says, “We will allow time and come back in one hour.”

Anwar stands up and says, “We do it (mitigation) now.”

Wife Wan Azizah rushed from her seat to calm the opposition leader down.
Meanwhile, daughter Nurul Izzah sarcastically shouted from the public gallery, “What’s the rush?”

Public gallery erupts with Anwar supporters shouting at the judges.

5.08pm: Karpal blasts back, saying if Shafee is on this side, “He would say that mitigation would be done on another day.”

“He is speaking with a forked tongue and this is why a mercenary DPP should not be appointed.”

5.06pm: Shafee objects saying appeal has been delayed.

“If mitigation ought to be required it should be done today. We should hold the mitigation today I am also unprepared but am prepared to hold it today.”

5:03pm: Karpal applies for mitigation to be done next week.

4.57pm: Justice Balia noted that the prosecution argued that the trial judge has erred in its decision.

“The learned judge had misconstrued on the integrity of the samples. He ruled there was tampering of the HKL plastic bag.

“We have scrutinise evidence of the IO Jude Blacious what he did was cut the bottom of the plastic and put the recepticle, in each envelope.”

“The tampering is on the plastic bag and not the evidence. The seals of the samples are intact and did not compromise the samples.”

He said if the learned judge conclude the tampering is on the plastic bag only, and having examined the grounds in the judgment.

“We find the judge has no reason to depart from his earlier finding (in calling the defence).”

“The learned judge has failed and appreciate in coming to the conclusion. The judge has erred in listening to the foreign experts.

“We find the judge had misdirected himself on the issue of the integrity of the sample.

“We allow the appeal and found guilty of the charge.”

4.55pm: Justice Balia Yusof says this is a unanimous decision.

4.52pm: Court resumes.

Anwar’s daughter and Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar is seated with her three sisters near their mother and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

4pm: The atmosphere in the courtroom is quite tense as it remains uncertain when the panel will decide on the case.

People go in and out of the courtroom, but those already seated are not leaving their seats in anticipation.

Outside Anwar’s supporters increase to roughly 30. They are awaiting a judgement that they believe will be issued today.

3.36pm: Justice Balia says they will deliberate and return later.  This indicates a possible decision will be made.

3:31pm: PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli arrives with supporters. Minutes later Anwar’s eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar arrives.

3.30pm: The government-appointed lawyer says the doctor confessed that there were two lawyers asking him to do a statutory declaration over the meeting.

Shafee says whether there is a conspiracy of three doctors, or the chemist, and the IO to amount to all of it.

He ends his submission.

3.25pm: Shafee wants the court to scrutinise Pusrawi’s doctor’s testimony carefully due to the limited space in the report.

“The patient says he was assaulted with the introduction of a plastic (object) introduced into his (Saiful’s) anus.”

“If you turn over the next page, the doctor wrote ‘advice sodomised. Advise to go the HKL’,” he said.

3.22pm: Shafee replies that he does not have any absence of memory when DP Vijendran was asked to testify from the dock.

“Vijendran is a much better criminal lawyer than me, and he was advised by then late Christopher Fernando (Aris Rizal) to make his testimony from the dock.”

3.20pm: Shafee agrees with Karpal that in criminal proceedings the burden of proof has to be beyond reasonable doubt.

“However, not all items are required to prove beyond reasonable doubt, but in some ingredients it would be on balance of probabilities.”

3.17pm: Shafee says is the defence is only asking if the DNA had been planted in Saiful’s rectum, or planted while in possession with the police officer.

“The defence never addressed the issue how Male Y’s semen ended up in Saiful’s rectum,” he said.

3.00pm: Shafee cites a murder case in Queensland, Australia, where the murder took place in 1984 and the body was covered with a red towel and buried in a shallow grave.

He says the grave was uncovered and tests conducted on the towel showed there was semen and using DNA tests, the assailant was found.

“A 13-year period, still the DNA sample can be found. The assailant was later convicted in 2001.”

2.50pm: Shafee says the prosecution has answered clearly about the degradation and contamination issue.

He cites a case, saying, “We are talking about degrees of degradation. You need a minuscule amount. Seah (chemist) says degradation begins once the fluid leaves the body.”

2.47pm: Court in session.

2.40pm: Anwar arrives at court and jokes with reporters that he had his Friday prayers in Kajang and sat near Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He adds that the khutbah (sermon) was about the banning of the Ultraman book.

Anwar asks in his heart when the Home Ministry will take action on the anti-hadith group. Although he mentioned no names, he is likely referring to Kassim Ahmad and his nemesis former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

12.30pm: As soon as Anwar exits the court he is greeted with supporters packed outside.

About 20 supporters encircle him shouting “Reformasi” loudly four times, while security in the area is tight. The hearing continues after Friday prayers.

12.22pm: Court breaks for Friday prayers and will resume at 2.45pm, with Shafee slated to submit. Shafee promises his submission will take half an hour.

12.12pm: Noorin says that degradation had been taken into account in the analysis.

She says the differential fraction examination process to separate the sperm and non-sperm cells were performed.

“The sperm fraction tests were done and the chemist said there was sperm already there.”

She says that had Seah admitted there was contamination in the peri-anal region and the unknown contributor is the non-sperm.

The learned judge had actually dealt with the scientific evidence at the end of prosecution’s case and Noorin claims that Justice Zabidin did not go through that evidence in defence.

12:05pm: Noorin says the word “pristine” came from McDonald as there is almost a high reading on the sample.

She defended that Seah had not said there was no degradation.

“Any scientist has yet to come up with a test on degradation as it will always be there, and it is a matter of interpretation.”

“McDonald’s last test was done in 2004, and since then, he only interprets the results,” she says, pointing to McDonald’s field work.

11.50am: Now DPP Noorin Badaruddin is submitting on the matter of the 18 allele.

“DNA profiling is based on the 16th DNA loci. The 18 allele is found on one or two locus to two different chemist.

“That is why Nor Aidora (the chemist) did not report the 18 allele. The allele is only found on one loci and it was not necessary to report it.”

11.47am: Karpal replies to Shafee on the question of the alibi of the witness.

“By right, the statement made from the dock is evidence and it must be considered.

“This is also misdirection of the judge which requires attention (by this court).”

Karpal ends his submission.

11.42am: Anwar’s counsel Karpal Singh says Shafee suffers from “bouts of amnesia” as the Umno lawyer said that a person who testifies from the dock is of low-mental capacity.

“However, Shafee had represented DP Vijendran and he testified from the dock.”

Justice Zawawi asked if this was in reference to the the former deputy speaker, to which Karpal replied yes, to laughter in the court.

He adds that statement from the dock is evidence.

11.40am: Ram says investigating officer Supt Jude Blacious Pereira had been found “a liar” in the past and the finding was made by Shafee.

“We find the evidence of Jude as totally unsatisfactory as he is constantly not telling the truth or suffer from absence of memory and that is what was written by Shafee,” he said.

Jude, Ram said, is central to the exhibits.

“He had the sample and intimate samples. There are third-party allele in there.

“This is what we call tampering. We have to support the finding of the High Court judge as what if the swab used were tampered with.”

Ram concludes his submission.

11.35am: Ram says the manual on this states that the separation of the cells must be made to remove non-sperm cells.

“The fact remains that in the sperm fraction analysed, there is non-sperm cells in them.

“It can be modified and even if the prosecution’s version (is correct), it would be impossible to say that the sperm cells comes from male Y,” he said.

Ram says Seah cannot say that for sure and as such, Shafee should not be saying that the sperm cells are from male Y (Anwar).

11:30am: Anwar’s supporters have shifted to the back door to await the opposition leader when he is led out of court.

To while away the time, ‘Uncle Sow’ recited poetry to the listening group.

11.25am: Ram submits that Seah did not separate the sperm fraction and other cells.

“She says it is impossible to separate sperm and non-sperm cells. But our expert witness (Australian DNA specialist Dr Brian McDonald) says it is possible to separate them.”

“When she says the sperm cells came from male Y (Anwar), she is merely assuming it came from sperm cells. However, the separation was not done,” he said.

11.15am: Ram says the DNA tests were not properly carried out.

“It was not determined which cell source the DNA came from.”

“DNA can come from skin, hair, saliva, sperm, etc. It is not in dispute that when it came to the chemist, it came in the form of mixture and there is doubt that the sperm is actually from male Y (Anwar),” he says.

11.12am: Court is in session.

11.10am: DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang enters the court. Also in court are other lawmakers, Johari Abdul, Wong Chen and Sim Tze Tzin.

10.57am: PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli is seen on the grounds, chatting with the gathered supporters.

Meanwhile, three police four-wheel drives is observed there, with the dogs from the K9 unit inside.

10.40am: Court recess.

Meanwhile outside, some 80 supporters of Anwar Ibrahim gather on the grounds next to the Palace of Justice.

According to one supporter who came from Penang, the group have gathered peacefully there as they were not allowed into the courthouse.

“They (the police) did not allow us entry, so we gather here. That is alright as there is shade beneath the tree. We come to support Anwar, that is all,” he says.

Meanwhile, three uniformed police personnel are seen in the area monitoring the group.

10.30am: Ram further defends the expertise of the foreign experts which Shafee had earlier questioned.

Ram says Shafee takes a simplistic view of the law in excluding all this.

He adds that the required burden of proof requires that the integrity of the samples is ensured.

“However, in this case it is not… There are many questions. If there is anomaly it should be taken in favour of the accused.”

10.20am: Ram says Shafee took a simplistic view by saying Jude only cut open the HKL plastic bag but did not disturb the samples.

Despite this, he says there are the unexplained contaminations.

“There are two types of contamination, direct and indirect.

“The cases referred by Shafee shows there was nothing peculiar but in this case, even if it is said that Jude cut the plastic, there is no explanation on the degradation and contamination.”

10.10am: Defence lawyer Ram argues the possibility of the 18 allele coming from investigating officer Jude Pereira could be there as he held the samples for a period of time.

“It is not for us to speculate, but for the defence to create reasonable doubt. It is incumbent on the prosecution to exclude the presence of the third party.”

9.50am: Ram questions chemist Seah’s testimony on the high rectal swab as at first she said it the 18 allele was important but later when asked further in her testimony, she said it was not important.

He also raises questions on another chemist Nor Aidura Saedon’s testimony over her examination of the ‘Good Morning’ towel.

“She said the reason she did not report the 18 allele as it is below the threshold and it could be a ‘starter’.

“I put it to her it was not a starter, and it did not follow her Chemistry Department guidelines and she agreed.”

The point, Ram says, the 18 allele is there, but the chemist did not conduct further tests on it as it is from another male contributor.

“It shows there is contamination in the intimate sample and we do not know who the contributor is.”

9.40am: Ram moves on to the issue of contamination.

He says the ‘Good Morning’ towel retrieved from Anwar’s cell have an unidentified characteristic with the presence of an 18 allele in the DNA reading.

“The 18 allele, is also present in the high rectal swab. This means a third person’s DNA has been found in the anus but high up the rectal.”

There are two ways this could happen. With the sexual intercourse, the semen was ejaculated inside the anus.

“Complainant (Saiful) says he is not homosexual, so how can one explain the 18 allele in there.

“The chemist says the presence could have been as result of drop-in (contamination).”

9.30am: Ram says chemist Dr Seah Lay Hong had testified there was no evidence of degradation to the high rectal swab.

“The point here is the prosecution is in agreement of the defence that the sample was ‘pristine’.”

9.24am: Continuing from yesterday, Ram Karpal submits that the peri-anal sample shows sign of degradation but the high rectal swabs shows no sign of degradation.

“All these samples are taken at about the same time and all should show signs of degradation. However, the high rectal swab did not.

“This raises the question on the possibility of tampering.”

9.14am: Court now in session with justices Balia Yusof Wahi, Aziah Ali and Mohd Zawawi Mohd Salleh on the Court of Appeal bench.

Balia complains that the proceeding is late by 15 minutes.

“When we say 9am, it is at 9am.”

Defence lawyer Ram Karpal says they were on time and it was possibly because the court thought lead defence lawyer Karpal Singh will come.

“Karpal will come in later,” he says.

Justice Balia wants the counsel to conduct the proceedings professionally.

Balia reminds them not to read from their submission as judges have already read them.

9.10am: The situation outside the court house is quiet and calm. There are about a dozen police officers milling around the area. There are no protesters today.

Meanwhile, there are about eight police officers standing guard at the back of the court complex. The police also brought in two dogs from their K9 unit.

8.56am: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, arrive at the Palace of Justice along with three of their children.

They go to the second floor where the Court of Appeal is located.

8.55am: Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the private lawyer appointed by the government to lead the prosecution team in this appeal, enters the courtroom.

Also in court are a number of international observers as well as PKR supporters. The public gallery is filling up fast.

8.50am: Some embassies send two representatives, say court staff. Today there are more people asking for passes and some journalists may be – like yesterday – unable to go into the courtroom.

8.28am: Security at all entrances at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya is tight, with uniformed police helping the court’s auxiliary police.

8.20am: The prosecution’s appeal against Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal in Sodomy II continues today with defence lawyer Ram Karpal resuming his submissions on the semen samples taken from complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Ram indicated to court yesterday that he would need another two hours to wrap up his submission. He is expected to provide further arguments on the issue of the integrity of the semen samples and the possibility of the samples being tampered with.

Much focus on the prosecution and defence rests on the integrity of the samples as Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah in acquitting Anwar, found it was not safe to call for conviction based on the possibility that the samples could have been tampered with.

It was revealed in court that investigating officer Supt Jude Blacious Pereira had opened the sealed plastic bag from Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and placed the 12 samples in separate envelopes before handing them over to the chemist for analysis.

While government appointed lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah maintained the chain of evidence was not broken despite the plastic bag from HKL being opened, Ram suggested otherwise due to the “pristine” nature of the semen samples despite being examined four days after the alleged incident.

After the alleged sodomy incident on June 26, 2008 at the Desa Damansara condominium, Saiful testified that he did not bathe and wash in order “to keep the evidence”. He lodged a police report two days later and the samples were retrieved on the night of June 28 and early morning 29.

The samples were then kept by Pereira, not in a freezer as instructed by HKL doctors, but in a metal cabinet in his office and later handed to the chemist on the evening of June 30.

Shafee (right) had also made a technical argument in that the court’s test should be on the balance of probabilities, while senior counsel Karpal Singh said this was wrong as the court must adopt the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ approach.

In criminal proceedings, the prosecution is often required to prove its case beyond resonable doubt while normally the balance of probabilities is adopted in civil cases.

After the defence submission this morning, Shafee will proceed with his reply. He took two and a half hours in arguing the prosecution’s case yesterday.

It would be interesting to see whether the three-member bench led by justice Balia Yusof Wahi will deliver its decision today or instead announced it at another date.

For Anwar, the decision may affect his bid to contest in the Kajang by-election where nominations have been fixed on next Tuesday.

Malaysiakini is covering the second day of the Sodomy II appeal hearing LIVE.

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The points highlighted in red are to demonstrate that the news portal that was created in 1999, is still acting as a sound-bite to instigate the more internet savvy Malaysians, especially the younger, educated and professional segments, into anguish.

As expected, Opposition Leaders attacked and slander the Judiciary for the three-man bench reversal of Anwar Ibrahim As-Sodomy acquittal by Kuala High Court in January 2012, for sodomising political aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan in June 2008.

The mid-term malice intent is to promote mob-street demonstration from the anguish they created by depicting the Judiciary was acting on instruction of the Federal Government, from the swift decision of the Appellate Court this evening. Eventually, the objective is an uprising, once dubbed by Opposition Leaders as ‘Malaysian Spring’ which was designed to topple the ruling Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s Government.

KiniTV highlighted Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim As-Sodomy’s statement attacking and slandering the Judiciary “Hakim alat. Hakim diarahkan untuk memtutuskan, untuk mengagalkan rencana ‘Kajang’. Saya akan mempertahankan terus bahawa ‘Langkah Kajang’ akan terus maju”.

It is realising Opposition’s long term strategy of ‘Politics of Hatred’. They already failed to get the rakyat’s uprising to topple the Barisan Nasional led Federal Government via the ‘BERSIH’ and Black 505 (between May – June 2013) series of planned demonstrations.

This latest attempt by Malaysiakini providing strong echoes for the Opposition slandering the Judiciary, as “The manner of the way they hold the proceedings of the court indicates the serious injustice going on. A real mockery of justice. A clear agenda to frustrate Anwar Ibrahim running for Kajang by-election and as Selangor Menteri Besar. These are questions been asked before and a Swift reversal of the acquittal, you can see the question being answered”.

Events today (at the Palace of Justice and Kajang Stadium) are actually acting as an extension promote the rebirth of the  ‘Reformasi’ movement, albeit its dwindling public support once during Anwar Ibrahim As-Sodomy’s first abuse of power trial already taken a toll on people’s concentration. Many people came to realise that ‘Reformasi’ movement was nothing about social justice but Anwar As-Sodomy instigating the rakyat away from the attention of his personal problem.

Anwar was charged to have misused his powers as Deputy Prime Minister of instructing the Police Special Branch to force confessions from Azizan and Ummi Halfida Ali. That derived as a consequence of various immoral and sodomy acts done to Wan Azizah’s driver Azizan Abu Bakar, adopted brother Sukma Darmawan Saasmita Madja, Pakistani speech writer Munawar Anees, tailor Mior Razak and unversity lecture Hairani Nafiz, started to come to surface in certain quarters.

That include DAP politician Karpal Singh, who in 1997 stated that he had evidence that “Anwar was doing immoral acts” as two of the victims came to see him. On 2 August 2000, High Court Justice Arifin Jaka found Anwar guilty of sodomising his wife’s driver Azizan Abu Bakar and sentenced him to nine years jailed.

The case was appealed and Court of Appeal upheld the judgement and sentencing. However, Federal Court overturned the sentencing and acquitted Anwar on After Saiful made a Police report against Anwar and the latter was charged.

On 9 Karpal exclaimed “Anwar Ibrahim has created enough trouble for the country. Anwar harus bertaubat” for the plan to buy over BN ADUNs and win back the Perak State Government.

In 2010, Karpal joined the defense team just before the trial started. After almost a two years trial,Kuala Lumpur On ( january 2012, High Court Justice Zabidin Mohd. Diah acquitted Anwar from sodomising Saiful ” “The court is always reluctant to convict on sexual offences without corroborative evidence. Therefore, the accused is acquitted and discharged”

Department of Information is an agency under Ministry of Information, Communication and Multimedia, has been indirectly very supportive of Malaysiakini, albeit the latter’s ctually counter productive contribution if not indirectly sabotaging national security with their spins, manipulation of stories and perpetuating lies, one after another .

Last year, Department of Information under Director General Dato’ Ibrahim Abdul Rahman include three Malaysiakini journos in the award of Pingat Kedaultan Negara to journalists and media practioners for the contribution during the Lahad Datu tragedy, Ops Sulu and Daulat. That stirred a controversy considering that Malaysiakini was their usual self in sipping and perpetuating lies, in their ‘camouflage of covering the events’ from ground zero.

Recently, DG Ibrahim proudly pronounced the departments’ role as “Santa Claus” when agencies under Ministry provided 80% of a cybersphere event which saw Malaysiakini bagging the Social Media award, albeit their anti-establishments stance and constributions.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The shot which Malaysiakini prefer to highlight; Steven Gan pointing a finger at Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

This KPKK support of the event provided the perfect ‘lure and bait’ to draw Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to give the keynote address and present the Social Media award to Malaysiakini. The fact is that before this Home Minister Dr Zahid has warned and actually banned Malaysiakini from attending his media conferences, for their spin and manipulation.

Those is strategic position especially heading agencies which suppoed to provide strategic communication must be mindful and very sensitive with the persons they are engaging. They may have good intention but those who are supporting the Opposition are deviants and would never play the game by convention or according to rules, moral and/or proper values.

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Commies’ failed attempt to stop Sarawak’s new governor

The Chinese Chauvinist DAP commies failed to use the High Court to stop Fourth Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud from being appointed and ascending the position and role of the new Sarawak Governor tomorrow.

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DAP assemblyman fails in bid to stop Taib from becoming Sarawak governor

BY DESMOND DAVIDSON
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
LATEST UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2014 05:50 PM

DAP’s last-ditch effort to stop outgoing Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (pic) from being appointed as the next head of state failed, after the Kuching High Court today ruled that it had no jurisdiction over the appointment.

Judge Chew Soo Ho dismissed DAP Padungan state assemblyman Wong Kin Wei’s application for an ex parte injunction, saying that the appointment is at the sole discretion of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the court had no jurisdiction to interfere with the prerogative.

Taib is scheduled to have an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Shah Mu’adzam tomorrow afternoon.

In his writ of summons, Wong stated that Taib would be violating Article 2 (2) of the State constitution should he accept the post of head of state.

In his application, Wong claimed Taib was and is, at all material times, actively engaged in commercial enterprise.

Article 2 (2) of the Sarawak constitution states the governor C, as the position was known when the constitution was drawn up, “shall not hold any office of profit and shall not actively engage in any commercial enterprise.”.

DAP had earlier said their research showed “there was ample” evidence that Taib was engaged in illegal business activities, both in Malaysia and overseas.

The opposition said Taib was listed as a director and major shareholder of a Malaysian investment holding company called Mesti Bersatu Sdn Bhd.

Justice Chew, in his hearing in chambers (but held in a courtroom because his chambers was to small to accommodate all the legal counsel), ruled that it was premature to assume that Taib would violate the constitution since he has yet to be appointed.

Wong later told reporters that it was the court’s view that Taib could declare his business interests and relinquish them before he assumes office.

On Wong’s claim that the appointment would affect and prejudice his constitutional rights and that of the citizens of Sarawak, the court ruled that Wong would suffer no special damage and therefore he did not have the proper basis to come to court.

The court also ruled that if a decision was made to bar Taib from assuming office, there would be a La Cuna – a Latin term meaning “to intentionally and permanently give up, surrender or leave”.

It said without a head of state, there would be no executive authority and this would create a vacuum in the administration of the state.

The court said therefore, public interest and national interest would override Wong’s personal interest.

Wong apologised to fellow Sarawakians for his failure and said he would not appeal the court decision.

The court ordered no costs, even though Wong in his application sought it, as well as further interim orders and reliefs that the court deems just and necessary pending the disposal of the application.

Taib, meanwhile, will vacate his Balingian state assembly seat tomorrow.

In a news conference at the state legislative assembly building, Speaker Datuk Amar Mohammad Asfia Awang Nassar said he received a letter from Taib yesterday stating that he was vacating the seat tomorrow.

Asfia said he notified the Election Commission in writing today of the impending vacancy.

Taib’s vacating the seat would trigger a by-election.

The EC will to convene a meeting at its headquarters in Putrajaya on March 6 to discuss the seat. – February 27, 2014.

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The Kuching High Court Judge is very clear. Taib would receive the instruments for him to be alleviated as the TuanYang Terutama Negeri Sarawak tomorrow from His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV Tuanku Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badli Shah.

As the TYT Negeri Sarawak, Taib would be the Constitutional Head as per Article 70 (1) & (2) of the Federation of Malaysia Constitution. Article 71 is the Federal Government guarantee for the TYT Negeri Sarawak to exercise his duty as the Constitutional Head as per the Sarawak Constitution.

DAP ADUN for Pandungan Wong Kin Wei

DAP ADUN for Pandungan Wong Kin Wei

DAP ADUN for Pandungan Wong Kin Mei attempted to stop the process of His Majesty SPB YDP Agong to exercise his right to appoint Taib as the TYT Negeri Sarawak and thus denying the State of Sarawak to function, as per guaranteed by the Federation of Malaysia Constitution and Sarawak State Constitution.

That should be deemed as sabotaging the State of Sarawak or going against the wishes and authority of His Majesty SPB YDP Agong.

Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders are getting more blatant in their attitude and actions, to demonstrate their frame of mind. It is very disturning for a first term State Assemblyman and such a young politician, to demonstrate his blatant kurang ajar against His Majesty SPB YDP Agong and the Federal Constitution.

ADUN DAP blatantly stood on the bench and was yelling  despite HRH Regent of PerakDYTM Pemangku Raja Perak was still present in the DUN Perak chambers

DAP ADUN  for Kepayang Loke Chee Yan blatantly stood on the bench and was yelling despite HRH Regent of Perak DYTM Pemangku Raja Perak was still present in the DUN Perak chambers, 7 May 2009

Then again, it is typical for Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders to demonstrate their anti-Constitutional tendency, exactly as per what the attitude and behaviour of Min Yuens and their support for the Communist rebels.

Very recently, Kuala Lumpur High Court found DAP Chairman Karpal Singh of uttering seditious words against HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak for exercising the constitutional authority to dismiss DAP-puppet MB Ir Mohamed Nizar Jamaluddin and his Exco five years ago.

Instead, HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak appointed ADUN Pangkor Dato’ Dr Zambry abdul Kadir as the 10th Menteri Besar of Perak and invited him to form the Perak State Government. That ended the 11 month DAP-puppet PAS led Perak State Government.

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Kajang is the beginning of making Malaysia a republic

ADUN DAP blatantly stood on the bench and was yelling  despite HRH Regent of PerakDYTM Pemangku Raja Perak was still present in the DUN Perak chambers

DAP ADUN  for Kepayang Loke Chee Yan blatantly stood on the bench and was yelling despite HRH Regent of Perak DYTM Pemangku Raja Perak was still present in the DUN Perak chambers, 7 May 2009

The N25 DUN Kajang by-election next month is not about PKR politicians abusing the process of democracy for internal politics per se. It is about Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim embarking on the roll out of the strategy to diminish of the power base with the Malay majority, by making Malaysia into a republic.

Demanding the Istana Bukit Kayangan to accept him as the Menteri Besar of Selangor if and when the Permatang Pauh MP wins the by-election of 23 March is not the destination of this sinister political strategy. It is just a process.

Just like the failed ‘Black 505′ series of rally between May and June, was to realise the “Malaysian Spring” which the Opposition Leaders envisaged as their ticket to topple the Barisan Nasional led Federal Government.

Anwar would start another ‘revolution’ that eventually would topple the Constitutional Monarchy system and a republic installed instead. It is the perfect democracy, just what his Neo Con Jewish minders would want from their New World Order.

It is so unfathomable for HRH Sultan of Selangor to accept Anwar as the MB of Selangor, if and when Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim could be pushed aside even by a vote of no confidence by Pakatan Rakyat. This is because Anwar is Penang born, compared to Khalid who is Selangor born.

What happens when HRH Sultan Selangor refuse to accept Anwar as the Menteri Besar of Selangor?

DAP, PKR and PAS jointly and severally would put so mush pressure by the series of the mobstreet demonstration held, very frequent to protest against the Istana’s refusal to adhere to the “Wish of the rakyat”. They would conveniently blame UMNO and other right wing Malay NGOs as the scapegoat which ‘poisoned’ the decision of “Not to accept the wish of the rakyat”.

That would instigate more hatred towards UMNO and right wing Malay NGOs. It is unequivocally part of the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy, which is the minority’s only hope of over-powering against the will of the majority.

After all, Opposition Leaders have proven their blatant disregard for the position and role of HRH Rulers, especially HRH Sultan Selangor, as the Constitutional Head of Islam.

Published in: on February 20, 2014 at 23:55  Comments (9)  

Brother Anwar Bin Brahim challenging the Federal Constitution and Agong’s decree

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim used the church as a political platform and pandered into the anti-Constitutionalist minority’s game, as a systematic provocation against the Federal Constitution, Selangor Constitution, the sensitivities of the Malay-Muslim majority and decree of His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong.

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Anwar impresses congregation during visit to Holy Family church in Kajang

BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking at the hall of the Holy Family church in Kajang. –  The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, February 16, 2014.Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim speaking at the hall of the Holy Family church in Kajang. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli,

February 16, 2014.Rebuffed by keepers of his own faith when he tried to preach at a mosque last month, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was welcomed with open arms at the church of the Holy Family in Kajang after the English and Mandarin masses today.

Parish priest Father George Harrison welcomed the opposition leader as “our brother” before he gave the floor to Anwar, who vowed the 1,200-strong crowd with his 25-minute speech on various issues.

But it was Anwar’s bold and direct approach to answering the questions from the congregation that impressed the crowd.

When he was asked about his stand on the religious issues currently affecting the country and the rights of Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians to use the word Allah, Anwar said that even international Muslim scholars thought it was a subject unworthy of debate.

“When I asked an international scholar about it, he asked me what kind of question that was.

“I told him it was Umno’s question, so he explained that Muslims recite five times a day: “Praise be to Allah, Lord of Heaven and Earth.

“So, if Allah is Lord for the entire universe, how can there be limitations?” Anwar pointed out.

He also stressed that for Umno, the Allah issue  was clearly not about faith.

“If it was, then their stand must be binding on all. But in this case they are saying Sabah and Sarawak can use the word but not in the peninsula,” Anwar said to loud cheers.

He then joked that this meant that a person who boarded a flight from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur will say “Insyallah I’m going to KL” when he gets on the flight but when he lands, he will have to say “Alhamdu Lord”.

Anwar’s meeting of the Catholics at the Holy Family church hall comes amidst religious tension between Muslims and Christians which was reignited last year when the Court of Appeal had ruled in October that the Catholic weekly Herald could not use the word Allah in its publication.

The church is appealing the decision.

Herald had won a High Court decision in January 2009 that had overturned the Home Ministry’s ban on the use of the word Allah in its publication.

The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) further stoked the tension when it raided The Bible Society of Malaysia’s premises in early January and seized more than 300 Bibles, including the Bup Kudus, because they contained the word “Allah”.

The term Allah is used by Christians who worship in Bahasa Malaysia and Iban, such as those in Sabah and Sarawak.

Two-thirds of Malaysia’s 2.9 million Christians are from Sabah and Sarawak.

Mindful of the possible consequences of his visit to the Holy Family Church, Anwar said if Umno-controlled media would use his church visit against him, they should take note that he had been speaking at churches since his activist days in the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim) in the 1970s.

He added that he continued giving his views at church events even as a government minister.

“So to the Umno-controlled media here, note that I have been going to church, I’m here now, and Insyallah,I will continue to do so.”

In an obvious response to critics who had chided him for standing as an assemblyman, after he was once acting prime minister, Anwar admitted that he had gone from one extreme to the other and his experiences would help him.

“I was right up there as acting PM and then went to prison, so I’m wiser and have benefited from all my life’s experiences,” he said.

Anwar’s visit to the Holy Family church is part of his meet-the-people programme ahead of the Kajang by-election, which he is contesting as a PKR candidate.

His “rock star” appeal was obvious with parishioners excitedly waiting for nearly three hours to catch him in action.

When Anwar appeared just before noon, there was thunderous applause and everybody tried to capture the moment with the cameras on their handphones.

The multi-purpose hall was packed, with many having to stand.

Dressed smartly in a light pink striped shirt and brown pants, the crowd cheered when Anwar spoke about how he had brought international fame to Kajang.

“The international media mentioned me in their news, saying that my decision to stand here in ‘Kay Jang’ shocked my friends and foes,” he said to rapturous applause.

Beaming from ear to ear, a 72-year old parishioner, who wants to be known only as Alex, said: “I have heard him speak many times, and I wouldn’t want to miss this.

“We totally support him and want to hear what he has to say, especially on the Allah issue,” he added.

Alex said that during the 8.30am mass, their priest had told the congregation to welcome the opposition leader as “he is our brother”.

Alex said that to address the concern among a small group of parishioners who  had questioned the wisdom of allowing Anwar to speak at their parish for fear of a backlash from Muslim extremists,  Harrison had told his congregation “not to be afraid”.

“I believe the church’s stand is to accept everybody, so even if it was an Umno politician who wanted to speak in our church, we are not going to say no,” Alex said.

Debbie, a housewife, agreed, saying that she and her friends were eager to hear Anwar’s plans.

“As Christians we are taught never to resort to violence, and we stick to that.

“But the country needs a change of political power because what we want is unity not just in talk, but in action.”

Another parishioner Andrew Loh agreed, saying that Christians were concerned over the Allah issue and wanted to hear what Anwar had to say about it.

“The Allah case is in court because that is the only avenue for us. As Debbie said, we will not resort to violence, but it is our right to go to court,” he said.

Bernard, 45, agreed, saying that the case was about principles and the “rights of Christians”.

Marcel, 50, said he fully backed Anwar as Selangor menteri besar as it was necessary for the latter to get back into mainstream politics.

Also present were Centre for Reform, Democracy and Social Initiatives director Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara and PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.

Others include his party colleagues comprising Subang MP R.Sivarasa, Batu MP Tian Chua, Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming,Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, PKR vice president Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

The Election Commission has set March 23 as the polling date for the Kajang by-election, the country’s third since the general election last May, while nomination is on March 11.

Early voting has been fixed for March 19.

PKR”s Lee Chin Cheh won the Kajang state seat in Election 2013 with a 6,824-vote majority in the constituency that is 48% Malay, 41% Chinese and 10% Indian.

Lee had garnered 19,571 votes followed by Lee Ban Seng of the BN with 12,747 votes. Mohamad Ismail of Berjasa obtained 1,014 votes.

The three independent candidates who contested the seat were Mohd Iwan Jefrey Abdul Majib (249 votes), Ong Yan Foo (85 votes) and Mohd Khalid Kassim (83 votes).

The latest to indicate his intention to contest the seat is former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Zaid is the third independent candidate with former PKR links to join the Kajang by-election, after Anwar’s former tennis partner Senator Datuk S. Nallakarupan and Anwar’s former legal assistant Yuktes Vijay.

The Barisan Nasional has yet to indicate its choice of candidate but MCA vice-president Datuk Paduka Chew Mei Fun is widely tipped to be the party’s choice. – February 16, 2014.

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It is grossly insulting as four week ago in Alor Setar commemorating his 88th birthday, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV explicitly state that “Allah is exclusively for Muslims only” and cited the 1986 National Fatwa Council decree on the matter.

Anwar is manipulating the circumstance as the controversy had never been about using bibles in Malay language for Sabah and Sarawak. It was when Catholic Church publication The Herald was banned by Home Ministry from using kalimah “Allah” in the Malay edition, editor Father Lawrence Andrew took the Home Minister and the Federal Government to court.

The matter affecting the Christians pertaining kalimah “Allah” controversy was actually discussed when National Fatwa Council met for the 82nd time 5-7 May 2008 and decreed that “Allah is exclusively for the Muslims”. The matter has been explained over and over again, which include Malaysian Islamic scholars and experts.

Look how Anwar deflected the kalimah “Allah” issue:

What Anwar would not admit publicly especially to an audience comprises of mainly Non Malays is that there is no reason for bibles in Malay language is made available in Semenanjung Malaysia as the Malays, who are the majority in this part of Malaysia are Muslims. Except for the purpose to prosetylising Christianity to the Malays.

That, has been proven happening in Semenanjung which include Selangor. Even HRH Sultan Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah as the Constitutional Head of Islam and patron for JAIS acknowledges this fact, in the case of the JAIS raid on Damansara Utama Methodist Church on 3 August 2011.

Former Selangor Exco for Religious Affairs and Selangor PAS Commissioner Dato’ Dr Hassan Ali also attested to the fact that “Churches have specific units to prosetylise Muslims”. This repeated challenge was never refuted by Anwar.

After High Court Judge Lau Bee Lian awarded the judgment to the plaintiffs on January 2009, the case was appealed by the defendants. On 14 October 2013, Court of Appeal unanimously over-turned the judgment and awarded to case to the appellants.

The PKR Adviser also defied the several provisions enshrined in the Federal Constitution pertaining to position of Islam such as Articles 3(1) where Islam as the Religion of the Federation of Malaysia and prohibition to prosetylise Christianity to Muslims such as in Article 11(4) and the 1988 Selangor Enactment on the Propagation of Non Islamic Religion to Muslims.

Supporting the Catholic Church’s quest to use kalimah “Allah” especially in the context of a Malay-Muslim majority areas such as in Semenanjung Malaysia is violating the law and challenging if not provocating into the sensitivities of the Malays, which include HRH Rulers as the Constitutional Head of Islam.

HRH Sultan Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin already sounded out in two titahs on the “Allah is exclusive for Muslims only and Non Muslims are prohibited from using it”. His Royal Highness also cited the Selangor Religious Council Fatwa, gazetted in 2010.

There is no need for the game of global interpretations on kalimah “Allah” as the demarcation is very clear. Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia and it is enshrined in the Federal Constitution is the initial bit where the Federation of Malaysia is defined.

The sanctity of Islam in Malaysia shall take precedence whenever there is a dispute. It is one of the fundamental basis when this nation is born. It is one of the points where Tunku Abdul Rahman obtained the agreement of HRH Rulers for the soon to be given birth new nation called Federation of Malaya to be ruled under the Constitutional Monarchy system.

Article 3.1 & 3.2 of the Federal Constitution

Article 3.1 & 3.2 of the Federal Constitution

The rule of law provided that this political circus stunt in Holy Family church in Kajang, should warrant that Anwar be arrested and investigated under Sedition Act.

Make no mistake about this development. This political circus stunt by Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim is actually more than meets the eye. It is the evidence that he is a political stooge of DAP, which is flexing its muscle in Selangor and demonstrating to the Chinese that Anwar is a very obedient political and takes ‘instruction’ well.

It is also a test whether the Federal Government is willing to put aside political expediency, in the name of righteousness upholding the Federal Constitution.

Published in: on February 17, 2014 at 01:00  Comments (12)  

Chin should be investigated for instigating treason and seditious

Monash University Malaysia academician James Chin should be arrested and investigated for treason and under Seditions Act for stating that “majority of Sabahans and Sarawakians wanted to secede from the Federation of Malaysia”.

Riong Kali dot com story:

‘Slight majority’ of East Malaysians want to secede, warns academic

BY SHERIDAN MAHAVERA
FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Prof James Chin of Monash University Malaysia speaking at the Bar Council's forum on the electoral system, in Petaling Jaya, today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, February 16, 2014.Prof James Chin of Monash University Malaysia speaking at the Bar Council’s forum on the electoral system, in Petaling Jaya, today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim,

February 16, 2014.There are growing calls by ordinary East Malaysians for Sarawak and Sabah to leave Malaysia as they feel that the 50-year-old federation has not benefitted them, a Sarawakian academic said today.

“If you have a frank discussion with ordinary Sarawakians and Sabahans, there will be a slight majority to want Sabah and Sarawak to leave Malaysia.

“They feel that since day one, the federal government has not treated Sabah and Sarawak as separate entities as had been promised since 1963,” said Professor James Chin of Monash University Malaysia.

Speaking at a forum organised by the Bar Council today, Chin claimed that although this was the voice of the grassroots, the chances of Sabah and Sarawak seceding from Malaysia were unlikely as political leaders and business elites would not support such a move.

The elites of East Malaysia, both in the ruling parties and the opposition, are loath to sever the economic ties they have built with the Peninsula, he said.

Although they were still dissatisfied with Putrajaya’s treatment, the elites, especially those in Barisan Nasional, would likely only demand more parliamentary share for Sabah and Sarawak.

“Sabah and Sarawak have different demographics and history and the ruling government has created fault lines in Sabah and Sarawak that did not exist before,” said Chin, a political scientist.

Secession is considered treason under Malaysian law. – February 16, 2014.

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Even without substantiating the claim, it is already very dangerous. BN won 22 out of 25 Parliamentary seats in Sabah and 25 out 31 seats in Sarawak in 13 GE, which is only nine months ago. James Chin obviously is starting a new lie and eventually, other Opposition Leaders especially from PKR would perpetuate this one from now on.

Pro-Opposition activists have been systematically and progressively getting bolder in their lies, outrageous statements and actions in provocation against the patience and tolerance of the majority and authority, particularly the Malay-Muslims.

It is part of the Oppositions’ strategy of ‘Politics of Hatred’.

Just like Opposition Leaders, James Chin is not shy to rubbish Malaysia whenever the opportunity arises especially in the purview of foreign media. He is expanding exactly the points that Opposition Leaders harping, manipulating or even the lies being perpetuated.

They sow hatred, targeted amongst the minority and special interest groups to go against the authorities and decisions made by the democratically elected Federal and State Governments, which are controlled by the majority. They even started to after provisions enshrined by the Federal Constitution pertaining to definition, power and role of Islam, HRH Rulers, administration of Islam and Special Malay Rights.

This is not the first time James Chin was given the spotlight of his anti-Constitutional activities. Last August, Chin who teamed up with Singapore Management University  Bridget Welsh authored a series of anti-Federal Government essays in a book coaxed behind the ‘Ventriloquist Puppet’ masqueraded as   an interview with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in the effort to expand the struggle of Opposition Leaders’ ‘Politics of Hatred’ game.

What is more intriguing is that Chin made this statement in an event organised by the Bar Council.

A professional body using 'intellectual discourse' to demonize the Police Force

A professional body using ‘intellectual discourse’ to demonise the Police Force, on the front wall of the Bar Council

Bar Council has proven to be an anti-Constutional agent masquerading as legal organisation. The latest is their damning silence about the resignation of ADUN Kajang Lee Chin Cheh for no valid reason and vacating a seat for a bi-election, eight months after 13GE was concluded. However, they sound out to the Election Commission for illegal pre-nomination campaigns.

In the past, Bar Council made outrageous unsubstantiated damning statements against law enforcement authorities which include the Police which should be deemed as nothing less than ‘seditious’. This instance, coupled with others are evidence that Bar Council is part of Oppositions’ tool to realise the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.

Bar Council is very supportive of illegal organisation Coalition of Malaysian NGOs (COMANGO), which has proven to anti-Constitutional in the struggle for LGBT.

This is something serious that authorities should look into. James Chin and Bar Council should be investigated.

*Updated 1930hrs

Published in: on February 16, 2014 at 13:30  Comments (4)  

Article 3.1 isn’t for global churches’ grading scheme

The global Christian churches should stop from making comments and demands on the kalimah “Allah” issue after the Court of Appeal unanimously decided on 14 October 2014 that Home Ministry was right to ban Catholic Church’s Herald publication in Malay and overturned High Court decision to ban Catholic Herald from using kalimah “Allah” in place of God.

Riong Kali dot com story:

Churches worldwide lend support to Catholics over ‘Allah’ row as court appeal looms

BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
FEBRUARY 12, 2014

The Catholic Church's appeal against the ban on the use of 'Allah' will be heard on March 5. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 12, 2014. The Catholic Church’s appeal against the ban on the use of ‘Allah’ will be heard on March 5. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 12, 2014.More churches worldwide are lending their support to Christian leaders in Malaysia as the court date to hear the Catholic church’s appeal against the ban on the use of the word Allah draws nearer.

The latest to join the chorus of criticism is the World Methodist Council (WMC) which expressed shock and consternation over the Court of Appeal ruling in October which bar the Catholic weekly, Herald, from using the Arabic word.

In a letter addressed to the Christian Federation of Malaysia, sighted by The Malaysian Insider, WMC general secretary Bishop Ivan Abrahams wrote that the decision was a “rather troubling” attempt by the courts in Malaysia to allow one religion to take ownership over a universal terminology.

“The verdict has the possibility to create unnecessary division between Christians and Muslims in Malaysia,” said Abrahams who wrote from the WMC headquarters in North Carolina in the United States.

The WMC represents more than 80 million believers in 130 countries.

Abrahams further noted that throughout the world, the use of the word God in a believer’s mother tongue was “not something that authorities should be seen as politicising”.

He added that this would only create a troubling and dangerous precedent in an already fragmented world.

“The Malaysian courts need look no further than neighbouring Indonesia to see that Christians and Muslims refer to God as Allah, without incident or controversy,” he said.

He further pointed out that daughters and sons of Abraham share the same God, and as such, to claim exclusive ownership over the name would constitute a divisive action at a time when religions should be working together to unite believers.

“I write to you as the general secretary of the World Methodist Council, which represents over 80 million believers in 130 countries, and together, our worldwide church family pray that all Malaysians may be able to practise their faith freely.

“And that a spirit of unity, civility and peace will sweep over the people of Malaysia and that the forces that seek to divide will one day learn the power of reconciliation and hope,” Abrahams wrote.

Just last week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in a letter to the  Council of Churches of Malaysia, noted that Christian communities in the Muslim world and in countries where Arabic words permeate local languages, God has always been referred to as Allah.

“This is not just a matter of faith, but also a reality of history and language.

“It is with great sadness that we continue to witness the burden you bear in the controversy in Malaysia over the use of the word Allah,” said ELCA’s Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in the letter dated February 5.

The letter also noted that the raid and seizure of Malay and Iban Bibles from The Bible Society of Malaysia’s (BSM) premises last month had brought “renewed attention to the unique problem faced by Christians in Malaysia”.

“What is particularly disturbing about the incident is how it violates Malaysia’s own Constitution, in which Article 11 sets out the freedom of religion,” Eaton wrote.

Even the United Nations had weighed in on the Allah issue in Malaysia, when its Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, called on the Malaysian government to reverse its decision to ban Catholic weekly Herald from using the word.

In a statement released in Geneva late last year, he had warned that the case may have far-reaching implications for religious minorities in the country.

“Freedom of religion or belief is a right of human beings, not a right of the state,” Bielefeldt had said.

UN Independent Expert on minority issues Rita Izsak and UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression Frank La Rue had both echoed Bielefeldt’s call.

The Herald won a High Court decision in December 2009 that overturned the Home Ministry’s ban on the use of the word “Allah” in its Bahasa Malaysia section.

However, last October, the Court of Appeal overturned that decision, saying that the word was not integral to Christianity.

In October last year, a three-man Court of Appeal bench were unanimous in their decision that Allah’s name can only be used by Muslims and barred the Catholic weekly, Herald, from using Allah in its Bahasa Malaysia section.

The bench found that the word Allah was not an integral part of the Malaysian Christian’s faith.

An appeal has been filed against this judgment and the case is scheduled to be heard at the Federal Court on March 5.

On January 2, tensions over the “Allah” issue escalated when the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais), raided BSM and seized more than 300 Bibles in Malay and Iban.

The Bibles have yet to be returned. – February 12, 2014.

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Violation of kalimah “Allah, especially with  the intent to prosetylise Christianity to the Malay-Muslim majority populous of Malaysia should be seen as nothing but a direct attack against Articles 3.1 and 11.4 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

Article 3.1 & 3.2 of the Federal Constitution

Article 3.1 & 3.2 of the Federal Constitution

The intent to curb violation of both articles is reflective in the unanimous decision of the three learned Court of Appeal judges.

Under Article 3.1, Islam is not only religion of the Federation of Malaysia but Islam is a defining characteristic of this nation. That was based on the Federation of Malaya Treaty inked between HRH Rulers and representative of the British Empire on 21 January 1948 where the treaty became the fundamental basis of the Federation of Malaya Constitution which came into effect on 31 August 1957.

The definition of the Malays is also related to their belief and practice of Islam.

That is why, HRH Rulers take this kalimah “Allah” matter very seriously. Even His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV had to stand up and be heard, specifically issued a titah on the matter recently.

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, 21 January 1948

The matter is not for scrutiny or criticism for the world community, just like in the episode where Vatican Ambassador to Malaysia Apostolic Nuncio Joseph Salvador’s statement in the interview with Riong Kali dot com, last Ramadhan.

It is very clear pro-Opposition news portals in the likes of Riong Kali dot com have intent of malice playing this issue continuously. Especially in the angle and flavour presented in this article.

They would not stop and put the matter to rest unless they could expand the matter which violates the sensitivities of the Malay-Muslim majority and create a situation of uneasiness and tense, where the minority Christians which is a minority amongst the minority especially in Semenanjung could then be manipulated as being ‘emotionally oppressed’.

Example is giving a Catholic church odd-ball like Murphy Pakiam to tell off Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak or Non Muslim Consultative Council make seditious statements, via the Riong Kali dot com.

The recent JAIS raid at Bible Seminary Malaysia opened an investigation for the activities pertaining to violation of ban of protelysation of Christianity to Malay-Muslim majority of Selangor and surrounding states. Mots likely, the investigations have not been completed yet. Hence, the bibles have not been returned.

That is a simple logic to explain for the 300 plus bibles in Malay still in possession of JAIS. Yet, Riong Kali dot com chose to highlight this point.

Published in: on February 13, 2014 at 02:00  Comments (4)  
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