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.

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  1. Agree that their defiance stance and statements against the Federal and State Constitution and the laws preserving the sanctity of Islam as the religion of the Federation should be deemed as seditious.

    But the DAP stance and statements could be the beginning of the end of the Pakatoon Rakyat. OK, Karpal is still not dead despite shouting “Over my dead body” to Hudud, but despite Nik Aziz no longer actively promoting Hudud, PAS is now actively promoting Hudud implementation and Karpal has been quiet.

    The Pua’ guy is now making noise. And not small noise, not against Hudud, too. It’s against the Pakatoon leadership in Selangor, over the BSM move out of Selangor. And everybody knows that Anwar Al Juburi is at the top of that leadership. So, DAP is now also hantamming Anwar, too.

    Hurrah, bloody good statements by MB Khalid, too. Ask the Attorney General, said he, when asked questions pertaining to the return of the confiscated bibles. Must be fuming mad the Evangelists in DAP, those who have been trying to pretend they are more Christian than the original Christians – the Roman Catholics.

    Now DAP faces the prospect of de-registration over breaking their own party rules on the election of their CEC in 2012 and 2013, and in trying to pre-empt that, sues RoS, and RoS planning to enlist criminal law expert Shafee Abdullah who made Anwar Al Juburi weak in the knees in court and lost his Sodomy II appeal, PKR is beset with so much infighting that Anwar even fights his own wife for the President’s post, Karpal said the prosecution is seeking to increase the 5 years prison sentence, instead of supporting their bed partners PAS, now DAP is shouting on the bible issue which is a non-issue to PAS.

    Aren’t all these the beginning of the end for Pakatoon? The end may not be immediate, but it’s the beginning.

    • But earlier to day at a press conference in PKR’s headquarters, Anwar says Pas is free to implement hudud in Kelantan. Only that PKR and DAP were not bound to support the private bill they plan to table in Parliament.

      So DAP will be furious some more? At both PKR and PAS?

      PKR and PAS are Malays and Muslims lah. DAP is not. Who says race and religion don’t matter in Pakatan politics?

      • There’s a lot to be said for secular agnosticism, isn’t there?

    • Inferiority complexes, eh?

      It must be galling to be so fundamentally insecure that your faith has to be buttressed by external supports.

      I wonder, if Obama raises the issue during his visit to Malaysia, Najib will politely tell him to shove it and get lost?

      That’d be one for the books, mate.

      In the meantime, let’s give thanks that the Christian Bibles are still available in English.

      And if Malaysians do become proficient in English, through various government initiatives and a revamped (yet again) education system, will there be a noisy campaign to ban English language Bibles?

      Because can still proselytise in English, mah.

      • And your faith to be buttressed by using the kalimah Allah to hoodwink the Malay speaking people you hope to convert? Worse inferiority complex you people, innit?

        And yet you glorify the English language so much? Why the hell can’t you use the word God and resort to hijacking the kalimah Allah? Malaysia has Islam written in the Constitution, has other laws protecting Islam in that position, stu.

        No, you try to proselytize Malays and Muslims in this country, you get dragged to the Court, stu.

        Khalid pussy-footed and look what’s got him – the Kajang Move aimed at removing him as MB.

  2. And Anwar slams Khalid’s weak handling of Allah bible row, says The Malay Mail Online – ‎1 hour ago.

    Khalid should have acted firmer in protecting both Muslim and non-Muslim rights in the country, he said.

    Anwar said Khalid could have returned the 300 Malay language bibles confiscated by Jais in January to the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) with the condition that they were not distributed to Muslims.

    “The MB should have taken a tougher stance..”

    So the Kajang Move was to replace Khalid because of not taking a tougher stance in favour of the Christians?

  3. Biggie dan tuan-tuan, a little story.

    At the onset of the Battle of Austerlitz, the allies attempted a flank march in column to turn the right flank of Napoleon. His marshals saw that error and were eager to attack but Napoleon restrained them, saying,

    “Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

    • But, Sir, Sun Tsu Yuet Mao says exploit every mistake the enemy makes so that they will go kelam kabut, lintang pukang, tunggang langgang, hehe.

      Mankind always has differing and opposing views making life often miserable – democrats, republicans (pee-ed on in Malaysia), socialists, communists, conservatives, liberals, the pseudos of all varieties.

      Drive in the wedges, they say in English, geselkan depa they say in Malay, cahketing they say in Kelantan, hehe.

  4. I like the Bible Society moving out of Selangor. It shows they accept that the Selangor religious authorities are actively protecting and promoting the interests of Islam, “the religion of the Federation”.

    Whether Putrajaya is safe for them depends on them. So long as they don’t offend Article 3 of the Constitution and not break the laws connected with it, they will be safe.

    I also like “DAP pressures Khalid”. I don’t mind it if it leads to cracking. DAP must remember the Damansara Utama Methodist Church “inviting 12 Muslim women to breaking fast in their Church during the fasting month” some time ago. It appeared as attempts at proselytizing. That is against the law.


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