Institusi Agama Fitnah G25 & Shad Faruqi? Biar Betul!

18 12 2017

Is this merely a very foolish mistake or is it another spiteful spin with the intention to detriment the good name of Islamic agencies?

In an article, “Religious radicalism on the rise” published by The Star on November 23, 2007, Emeritus Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi made another attack on JAKIM before focusing its attack on another Islamic agency, Institut Kajian Strategik Islam Malaysia (IKSIM).

To be fair, since the allegations were made based on “a booklet by the Malaysian Islamic Research Institute (IKSIM)”, I checked the said booklet to see what was written by IKSIM and I found the source of the chaos.

IKSIM’s words were wrongly translated from “Awas! Sekularisme, Liberalisme dan Pluralisme merupakan agenda penghakis akidah Islam dalam meruntuhkan kedaulatan Negara” to “secularism, liberalism and cultural diversity are elements that will undermine the Islamic agenda and destroy the country’s sovereignty”!

Armed with the wrong translation, Prof Shad who is also one of  the contributors to the infamous book by G25,Breaking the Silence: Voices of Moderation‘ attacked IKSIM.

It is like putting words in one’s mouth in order to attack the victim:

  1. “Cultural diversity” has not been mentioned in the book by IKSIM.
  2. The English translation of the Bahasa Melayu word “pluralisme” is pluralism.
  3. “Pluralisme” in the above sentence obviously means religious pluralism as clearly explained in a chart on page 7 of the book.
  4. In Bahasa Melayu, “cultural diversity” is ‘kepelbagaian kebudayaan’.

I guess Prof Shad has not have the chance to read the book because it is almost impossible for a learned man like him to not be able to understand the thin, simple book, except, unfortunately the person does not understand Bahasa Melayu well.

Having said that, I really pity Prof Shad for being shocked and at the same time slandering others only because of his own mistake, “I am shocked to read that “cultural diversity” is seen by IKSIM as a threat to Islam and to our nation”.

Prof Shad also questioned, “although Malaysians can embrace other religious faiths, the country is not duty-bound to protect other religions”, claiming that, “The belief that we have no duty to protect other religions is both un-Islamic and un-Malaysian”.

I sincerely hope that Prof Shad is not trying to challenge the Oath of office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who is the Supreme Head of the Federation!

In taking the Oath of office of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as set out in Part I of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution, his Majesty declares, “……We do solemnly and truly declare that We shall at all time protect the Religion of Islam … “.

Hence, by law the Prime Minister, the ministers, the lawmakers and the government servants are bounded by his Majesty’s oath to protect the Religion of Islam as they are being tasked with the duty of administering the country on behalf of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

In the Court of Appeal judgement of Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur v. Kerajaan Malaysia & Menteri Dalam Negeri, where YA Dato’ Abdul Aziz Rahim stated:

“I would add however that the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation, to my mind imposes certain obligation on the power that be to promote and defend Islam as well to protect its sanctity. In one article written by Muhammad Imam, entitled Freedom of Religion under Federal Constitution of Malaysia – A Reappraisal [1994] 2 CLJ lvii (June) referred to by the learned counsel for the 8th appellant it was said that: “Article 3 is not a mere declaration. But it imposes positive obligation on the Federation to protect, defend, promote Islam and to give effect by appropriate state action, to the injunction of Islam and able to facilitate and encourage people to hold their life according to the Islamic injunction spiritual and daily life.”

However, even though “the country is not duty-bound to protect other religions” but Islam, Malaysia still guarantees “freedom of faith and conscience and cultural and legal autonomy to all religions and tribes” as long as it is not against the law of our country.

One of the main elements of a secular country is, the country is not duty-bound to protect any religion; so using the same argument, are we saying that secular countries do not guarantee “freedom of faith and conscience and cultural and legal autonomy to all religions and tribes”?

Next, Prof Shad said that the Islamic agency is challenging the supremacy of the Federal Constitution by saying that Islam has a higher position than the Federal Constitution itself.

The provision on Islam as the religion of the Federation was inserted in the Part 1 of the Constitution, that is in Article 3(1) which indicates the importance of the provision in the Constitutional structure; whereas the supremacy of the Federal Constitution is positioned after the provision on Islam, which is in Article 4.

Tan Sri Apandi Ali in the high profile case of Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur v. Kerajaan Malaysia & Menteri Dalam Negeri stated that:

“The Article places the religion of Islam at par with the other basic structures of the Constitution, as it is the 3 rd in the order of precedence of the Articles that were within the confines of Part I of the Constitution”

In fact Article 3(4) which says that “nothing in this Article derogates from any other provision of this Constitution” has further accentuate the matter.

 Prof Shad words, “According to it, religious enforcement authorities come under the patronage of the Sultans, not state governments. This is a remarkable vision of an autonomous, almost all-powerful, religious elite that is like a state within a state”, for me is uncalled for because it questions the rights of the Ruler as the Head of the religion of Islam which is protected by the Article 181.

Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act says, “A “seditious tendency” is a tendency to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of Part III of the Federal Constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution”.

It was also reported that the false allegations by Prof Shad had led IKSIM to lodge a police report against him, The Star and Sin Chew Daily; which was responded by G25’s Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin as reported in Free Malaysia Today (FMT) under the title, “G25 calls for action against Putrajaya-linked institute”.

The G25 member went further saying, “Iksim had singled out Amanah, G25, Sisters in Islam (SIS) and Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) as liberals”.

She said, “If they (Iksim) can lodge a police report against Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi, similarly I am in a very good position to make a police report against them and sue them for defamation”.

This is the part where it gets very hilarious; G25, in another article, “G25: The word “liberal” has place of pride in Rukun Negara” argues that liberal is something positive so why is the fuss over the word now?

“Note that the word “liberal” is used in both versions in the context of something positive and beneficial to our ambitions to become a united, happy and prosperous country.” – G25 (FMT)

In her speech, “Malaysia as a Secular State”, The Malaysian Insight (TMI) reported G25’s Noor Farida as saying that Malaysia is neither a theocracy states nor secular state!

But I have to highlight that G25 also claimed that Malaysia is a secular state and at other time a secular democratic state!

It is very hard either to try to make sense of what they are trying to say or to take G25’s words seriously when its members keep on changing their minds and seems very confused, for example on their perception regarding the ideology of Malaysia.

To top it all, in its eagerness, FMT made a grave mistake in its reporting: 

  1. Iksim was established on Dec 9, 2014 after consent from the Conference of Rulers, with the objective of upholding Islam as the country’s official religion.
  2. According to its official website, Iksim was established to fulfil the wishes of the country’s Muslim community to defend the Malay Rulers and uphold Islam as the official religion of the federation.

IKSIM clearly states that Islam is the religion of the Federation hence not only FMT’s wrong reporting defames IKSIM, but also the Constitution itself since the addition of the word “official” undermines the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation.

Taking G25’s Noor Farida Ariffin’s advice, IKSIM should “lodge a police report or even take legal action” against FMT for defaming both IKSIM and Article 3(1) of the Constitution.

Rather than confusing others, G25’s Datuk Noor Farida should walk the talk by making a police report against IKSIM to settle the matter once and for all and to prove that she and her friends from G25 are not the ones who are really confused not only about the truth but also in making their own opinions and views.

Please be reminded that, causing disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing on grounds of religion” is an offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code. 

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15 12 2017

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Benarkah Rafizi Ramli anak kepada penyanyi popular Ramli Sarip?

Ianya amat logik kalau mengikut logik akal Rafizi Ramli walaupun perkara itu tidak benar.

Kalau Noor Raslan bin Md Dahlan boleh didakwa oleh Rafizi sebagai abang kepada Dato’ Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan, maka Rafizi Ramli ‘boleh’ menjadi anak kepada Ramli Sarip atau sesiapa sahaja yang bernama Ramli!

Tambahan, nama Ramli Sarip sama seperti nama ayah Rafizi iaitu hanya Ramli dan bukannya Md Ramli Sarip!





Tun M Politikan Kes Jenayah Liwat Anwar ke atas Saiful

14 12 2017

[Berita Harian}- KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan kesal dengan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang mempolitikkan kes liwat membabitkan dirinya dan bekas Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Saiful yang pernah berkhidmat sebagai pembantu Anwar, berkata walaupun kes itu sudah diputuskan mahkamah dan diadili dari sudut perundangan, Dr Mahathir tetap mempolitikkan perkara itu.

“Saya kesal apabila beliau terus mempolitikkan kes berkenaan dan seolah-olah tidak menghormati undang-undang.

“Sebagai bekas Perdana Menteri, beliau sepatutnya perlu tahu lebih baik, saya adalah mangsa perbuatan jenayah Anwar Ibrahim. Justeru, saya menggesa Tun Dr Mahathir menghormati keputusan mahkamah, katanya sebagai berkata dalam Facebook, hari ini.

Saiful berkata, kuasa dan cita-cita benar membutakan beliau terhadap fakta kes jenayah.

“Betapa mudah pemimpin itu melupakan prinsip dan makna keadilan semata-mata didesak kepentingan politiknya.

“Pada Oktober 2014, Tun Dr Mahathir menyatakan simpatinya terhadap saya. Ketika itu saya bersama isteri dan anak yang baru lahir, melawat beliau di Putrajaya.

“Benar kata orang dalam politik, tiada kawan sebenar atau musuh, yang ada hanyalah minat. Namun dek kerana kepentingan, boleh menjadikannya lebih buruk, menodai keadilan atau kebenaran jika lebih berkuasa,” katanya.

Anwar dituduh meliwat Saiful di Kondominium Desa Damansara di Bukit Damansara di sini antara jam 3.10 petang dan 4.30 petang 26 Jun 2008.





[VIDEO] Rakyat Selangor desak Zaid, Tun M dikenakan tindakan

10 12 2017

RIBUAN rakyat Selangor berkumpul di Dataran Mayang bagi menzahirkan daulat kepada Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah di sini hari ini. – UTUSAN ONLINE

[Utusan Online}- SHAH ALAM 10 Dis. – Kira-Kira 5,000 rakyat Selangor tanpa mengira bangsa hari ini berhimpun di Dataran Mayang, Seksyen 16 di sini bagi menzahirkan daulat kepada Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah dengan mengutuk sekeras-kerasnya kebiadapan Ahli DAP, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Perhimpunan anjuran Barisan Nasional (BN) Selangor yang bermula pada pukul 9.30 pagi itu, turut mengecam Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad ekoran kenyataan menghina etnik Bugis yang telah mengguris hati baginda dan mendesak tindakan tegas diambil terhadap kedua-duanya.

Pada masa yang sama, perhimpunan juga mendesak Kerajaan PKR Selangor melarang Zaid dan Dr. Mahathir berucap di mana-mana kawasan atau premis di Selangor.- UTUSAN ONLINE





Photos: Winners of Sanctuary Wildlife’s Photography Awards

7 12 2017

Hell is Here: The heat from the fire scorches their delicate skin as mother and child attempt to flee the mob. In the lead, the cow’s expansive ears are angled forward as she stoicly ignores the crowd of jeering men. Behind her, her calf screams in confusion and fear as the fire licks at her feet. Flaming tar balls and crackers fly through the air to a soundtrack of human laughter and shouts. In the Bankura district of West Bengal this sort of humiliation of pachyderms is routine, as it is in the other elephant-range states of Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and more. India is the world’s stronghold for the Asian elephant and boasts over 70 per cent of the global population of the species. But this achievement rings hollow as vital elephant habitats and routes continue to be ravaged, and human-elephant conflict escalates to a fatal degree. The ignorance and bloodlust of mobs that attack herds for fun, is compounded by the plight of those that actually suffer damage to land, life and property by wandering elephants and the utter indifference of the central and state government to recognise the crisis that is at hand. For these smart, gentle, social animals who have roamed the sub-continent for centuries, hell is now and here.

[AOL.com}- A horrific photo of a mother and baby elephant fleeing an angry mob in West Bengal, India, has won the top award in a wildlife photography competition.

The hard-to-look-at image, taken by photographer Biplab Hazra, shows the two panicked pachyderms desperately trying to flee a large group of laughing men who are hurling flaming tar balls and firecrackers at the creatures.

Hazra’s photo captures the exact moment one of the flaming weapons makes contact with the baby elephant, lighting the helpless animal’s hind legs on fire while it screams out in pain.

In his entry to Sanctuary Wildlife’s Photography awards, Hazra writes that this is sadly not an uncommon scene in India, “the world’s stronghold for the Asian elephant.”

The heat from the fire scorches their delicate skin as mother and child attempt to flee the mob. In the lead, the cow’s expansive ears are angled forward as she stoicly ignores the crowd of jeering men. Behind her, her calf screams in confusion and fear as the fire licks at her feet. Flaming tar balls and crackers fly through the air to a soundtrack of human laughter and shouts. In the Bankura district of West Bengal this sort of humiliation of pachyderms is routine.

Hazra said that, although India boasts 70 percent of the global population of the Asian elephant, vital elephant habitats and routes are often ravaged by human beings and the “human-elephant conflict” has escalated to a fatal degree.

“The ignorance and bloodlust of mobs that attack herds for fun, is compounded by the plight of those that actually suffer damage to land, life and property by wandering elephants and the utter indifference of the central and state government to recognize the crisis that is at hand,” he wrote. “For these smart, gentle, social animals who have roamed the sub-continent for centuries, hell is now and here.”

It remains unknown what became of the two elephants seen in the award-winning photo.

Hazra’s devastating image was recognized by Sanctuary, India’s leading nature and conservation portal. The organization says it aims to “communicate to readers the rationale for wildlife conservation and environmental protection with a focus on the Indian subcontinent.”

In the years since its inception, the group claims to have been at the fulcrum of innumerable wildlife conservation campaigns, conservation project and serves as a forum for wildlife groups, concerned individuals and non-profit organizations in the country.

Below are the photos of some of the winning photos.





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DAP Ibarat Parti Putar Belit

1 12 2017

KETUA Penerangan UMNO, Tan Sri Annuar Musa (tengah) bersama Naib Presiden PCM, Datuk Huan Cheng Guan (kiri) dan Bekas Aktivis DAP, Mohamed Razali Abdul Rahman hadir pada program Anda Tanya, Kita Jawab: Diskusi UMNO-Online bertajuk Membongkar Wajah Sebenar DAP di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, hari ini. – Foto Saddam Yusoff

[Berita Harian}- KUALA LUMPUR: DAP ibarat parti putar belit dan sering meletakkan kesalahan pada orang lain kerana tidak mahu bertanggungjawab terhadap kesilapan yang mereka lakukan.

Naib Presiden PCM, Datuk Huan Cheng Guan, berkata banjir yang berlaku di Pulau Pinang baru-baru ini menjadi contoh terbaik bagaimana kerajaan DAP cuba mengalihkan isu sehingga mengelirukan rakyat negeri berkenaan.

“Saya lihat DAP kuat kerana banyak perkara dan isu yang dibangkitkan, mereka berani putar belit sehingga banyak masyarakat, terutama kaun Cina tidak mengetahui isu itu adalah benar atau tidak.

“Seperti di Pulau Pinang, apa yang dilaksanakan oleh DAP dan kerja itu salah, mereka letak kesalahan pada orang lain, mereka tidak mahu mengambil tanggungjawab terhadap apa yang mereka lakukan.

“Sebagai contoh, tanah runtuh, banjir teruk dan bukit-bukit digondolkan sehingga ada yang mengatakan DAP ini adalah ‘Developer Action Party’,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada program Anda Tanya, Kita Jawab: Diskusi UMNO-Online bertajuk Membongkar Wajah Sebenar DAP di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC), di sini hari ini.

Bicara santai selama sejam, disiarkan secara langsung menerusi Facebook dan YouTube itu turut menampilkan bekas aktivis DAP, Mohamed Razali Abdul Rahman dan dikelolakan oleh Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

Sementara itu, bekas aktivis DAP, Mohamed Razali Abdul Rahman, berkata tindakan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang yang juga Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng mempolitikkan isu bantuan banjir amat tidak wajar.

“Saya masih ingat Guan Eng menangis merayu meminta bantuan daripada kerajaan Pusat mengenai banjir yang berlaku namun apa yang berlaku selepas itu, beliau hentam balik kerajaan kononnya bantuan tidak sampai.

“Guan Eng juga amat biadap kerana sebelum ini dalam satu ucapannya, beliau pernah mengatakan Pulau Pinang bebas mengadakan pesta arak kerana negeri itu bukan Taliban. Dua minggu selepas itu, berlaku tanah runtuh dan banjir besar,” katanya.








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