Blog 1 Malaysia: “Church Bombing”???

Krisis ‘Kalimah Allah’ kini makin menjadi makin serious dan berkemungkinan menjadi runcing. Lewat semalam dan awal pagi tadi, tindakan percubaan untuk membakar gereja sudah bermula.

Polis sedang menyiasat mengenai perkara yang amat serious ini. Setakat ini, belum ada tangkapan yang dibuat. Kabar angin melalui SMS sudah berkeliaran dan Polis membuat kenyataan agar rakyat bertenang dan tidak mudah terpengaruh dengan khabar angin.

Namun begitu, media alternatif Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak membayangkan sebaliknya. Perkara ini menjadi lebih tegang apabila blog PM Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib ‘1 Malaysia’ sendiri mengunakan perkataan Church Bombing” (Pengomban Gereja”) dan tidak ‘Tindakan Membakar Gereja”.

Statement on Church Bombings Print PDF

Jan 08, 2010 in Unity

I condemn this act of intolerance and all others like it. These incidents of violence, or any threatening act motivated by religious, social, or political differences, are a threat to our harmony and stability. Malaysians are shocked by these actions and I strongly condemn them.

This divisive event, and others like it, do not represent Malaysia or Islam. They don’t represent our families, our communities, or the effort we have all made toward strengthening 1Malaysia.

An investigation into this matter has already been launched, and those responsible will be brought to justice.

The police have been ordered to tighten security around religious places including churches to ensure that there are no further instances of violence. We cannot allow this to happen again to any place of worship.

Malaysia prides itself on respecting all religions and pursuing peaceful, legal channels to resolve our differences. We encourage our citizens to responsibly voice their opinions, but violence is never an acceptable method of expression.

Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-religious country with a history of peaceful coexistence between Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others. Many Malaysians practice Christianity, and have done so freely.

We will not tolerate activities that endanger or threaten our fellow citizens.

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib

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Apa sebenarnya agenda pengurusan / pengendali blog ‘1 Malaysia’? Tidak kah ini akan menimbulkan panik dan makin menjadikan keadaan semakin runcing dan makin merumitkan kerja Polis untuk mententeramkan keadaan yag kini berpotensi menjadi genting?

Pengurusan / pengendali blog ‘1 Malaysia’  ini wajar bertanggung jawab sepenuhnya kerana ini adalah suara PM Najib dalam media alternatif dan bloggosfera.

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Statement on Church Attacks Print PDF

Jan 08, 2010 in Unity

I condemn this act of intolerance and all others like it. These incidents of violence, or any threatening act motivated by religious, social, or political differences, are a threat to our harmony and stability. Malaysians are shocked by these actions and I strongly condemn them.

This divisive event, and others like it, do not represent Malaysia or Islam. They don’t represent our families, our communities, or the effort we have all made toward strengthening 1Malaysia.

An investigation into this matter has already been launched, and those responsible will be brought to justice.

The police have been ordered to tighten security around religious places including churches to ensure that there are no further instances of violence. We cannot allow this to happen again to any place of worship.

Malaysia prides itself on respecting all religions and pursuing peaceful, legal channels to resolve our differences. We encourage our citizens to responsibly voice their opinions, but violence is never an acceptable method of expression.

Malaysia is a multi-racial and multi-religious country with a history of peaceful coexistence between Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others. Many Malaysians practice Christianity, and have done so freely.

We will not tolerate activities that endanger or threaten our fellow citizens.

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib 

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Sekiranya ini agenda tersirat pengurusan / pengendali blog ‘1 Malaysia’, maka PM Najib perlu menyiasat dan mengambil tindakan sewajarnya. Sekiranya ini akibat kecuaian, maka pengurusan / pengendali blog perlu mengambil langkah yang lebih teliti agar tidak menimbulkan kekeliruan kerana usaha PM Najib mendekati warga pengguna bloggosfera sudah mula menampakan kesan positif dan progressif. Ini kerana dipercayai media arus perdana siber berbahasa Inggeris seperti Bernama.com dan NST online menggunakan kenyataan asal ini dalam liputan mereka terhadap isu ‘gereja dibakar’ ini.

Kesilapan posting asal oleh pengurusan / pengendali blog ‘1 Malaysia’ amat dikesali dan mungkin menimbulkan kekeliruan dan kekeruhan pada keadaan yang makin menjadi rumit, sekiranya tidak dibendung.

Dalam pada itu, DYMM Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmood mengeluarkan kenyataan agar rakyat bertenang dan tidak mudah terpengaruh dengan khabar angin yang sengaja untuk mengeruh dan rumitkan keadaan. Baginda juga mengingatkan semua pihak untuk menghormati rumah ibadat semua kaum dan berharap Kerajaan mengambil tindakan sewajarnya sebagai tindakan keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur dan kedudukan Islam sebagai ugama Persekutuan Malaysia dihormati semua pihak.

Laporan NST:

King reminds people to remain calm, respect houses of worship

2010/01/08

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin wants all Malaysians to remain calm in the wake of the High Court decision on the use of the word “Allah” and respect houses of worship irrespective of religion. In a statement issued by Istana Negara today, Tuanku Mizan said he very much hoped that the spirit of unity and mutual respect which formed the backbone of the nation’s strength would at all times be safeguarded.

His Majesty said he was expressing this hope in view of the government taking the necessary follow-up steps following the court decision and all quarters respecting the sanctity and position of Islam as the official religion of the federation.

“To ensure peace and harmony among the followers of different religions, the meaning and reference to “Allah” in the general context should conform to the description fixed by Islam because this practice has all this while been accepted by Malaysians of other faiths,” said Tuanku Mizan.

On Dec 31, the High Court had ruled that the Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia could use the word “Allah” in its weekly publication, Herald.

On Wednesday, the same High Court allowed a stay of execution on the use of the word following and agreement between the Home Ministry and the church in the national interest.

Three churches around Kuala Lumpur, the Metro Tabernacle Church in Desa Melawati; the Assumption Church and the Life Chapel in Petaling Jaya were subjected to attacks last night and early today.
–BERNAMA

Published in: on January 8, 2010 at 22:07  Comments (18)  

Betraying Gaza

An article in NST today:

EDITORIAL

Betraying Gaza

2010/01/08

 

IN stark contrast to the bullets, tear gas, water cannons and rocks that assaulted the Viva Palestina convoy at the port of El-Arish, the first fleet of eight lorries of the humanitarian mission that rolled into Gaza through the Rafah crossing on Wednesday evening was greeted by flowers and flag-waving crowds. The Viva Palestina Malaysia chairman was right to castigate this brutish treatment of the aid activists as “simply unacceptable”. When the Egyptian authorities have been uncooperative, placed unreasonable obstacles and imposed onerous conditions not only on the 450-member international convoy but also on the 1,200 activists from 40 countries in the Gaza Freedom Movement, which had also hoped to bring assistance to Gaza on Dec 27 to mark the first anniversary of the “Cast Lead” offensive, like him, we should question their motives because their actions make their “claims of standing in solidarity with the Palestinians” sound “very hollow”. All the more so when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed with open arms at the presidential palace in Cairo last week, praised for his contributions to “peace” and applauded for the “freeze” on settlements, and hundreds of Israelis were allowed to come to Egypt to pray at the grave of a rabbi. When the blockade of Gaza applies to everything except essential medicine, basic foodstuff and limited fuel and to everyone except the most extreme medical cases, and when the isolation of Gaza could not be complete without concomitant constrictions on the sole entry and exit point which Israel does not control, it is difficult to buy the argument that Egypt is only protecting its borders when it opens the Rafah crossing only sporadically, like it did for three days from Sunday. When the borders have been sealed so tight that underground tunnels have been the sole reason that a catastrophic humanitarian crisis has been held at bay, it is hard to accept the argument that the underground wall of iron and steel being built is there only to stop the smuggling.

Like the Viva Palestina Malaysia chairman, we must reluctantly and regretfully conclude that Egypt has become a “major accomplice” in the crippling siege of Gaza which has reduced the strip to the biggest prison in the world and its 1.5 million inhabitants to the most wretched on earth. With the completion of the underground wall, the ordeal of an already tormented people can only get worse. That is why we must stand in solidarity with those trying to break the siege and end the crimes against humanity taking place in Gaza. 

Published in: on January 8, 2010 at 11:24  Comments (4)