KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 20 (Bernama) — Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) will conduct a thorough investigation on the organising of the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event that took place at Central Park, One Utama near Petaling Jaya Sunday.
JAKIM director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said the programme should not have taken place and JAKIM regretted the irresponsible attitude of the organisers who were not concerned with the sensitivities of Muslims in the country.
“This event has never been held previously and is the first time being exposed to the community. We are Muslims and our religion has stated clearly the penalty regarding dogs.
“JAKIM will investigate the matter immediately and any action will be referred to the existing provisions,” Othman told reporters after officiating the national level religious school principals conference in Kuala Terengganu, Sunday night.
He was commenting on the organising of the programme that received overwhelming response from Muslims in and around the federal capital on Sunday.
‘I want to touch a dog’ was held at Central Park in Bandar Utama, Selangor yesterday.
The program that was organised by a Muslim is like promoting Muslims to touch a dog as touching a pet.
I was so surprised when I read about the program and especially looking at the photos of the excited and proud faces of those people when they stroked and hugged the dogs.
Have they forgotten that it is forbidden for a Muslim to touch a dog just for fun and without a proper reason?
I do not hate dogs but I wonder why must a Muslim choose something which is forbidden for them when they have lots of other choices?
I do not understand how could Muslims attended the program.
And on top of that, MP of Lembah Pantai who is a Muslim supports the program and wishes to be able to attend the program.
Is the YB trying to promote Liberalism in Islam as she did in her speech at the Subang Jaya Full Gospel Church? (Read: Nurul Izzah’s Full Speech Video At Subang Jaya Full Gospel Church)
I wonder what will PAS’s president and leaders like Datuk Harun Din say about her comment?
If this came from an UMNO leader, the leader might has been labelled as ‘kafir’.
Is this the kind of person whom Muslims want as our leader?
The winner of the 2014 the Nikon International Small World Competition will be revealed on October 30, 2014.
It is a microscopic photo competition where photos of subjects are taken under microscopes.
Here are some of the stunning photos from the 1,200 entries for the competition received from more than 79 countries around the world.
A waterspout was seen in Bintulu, Sarawak along the Kidurong coast at about 10am on Saturday.
Wikipedia wrote that waterspouts are non-supercell tornado over water; they are small and weak rotating columns of air over water and they do not suck up water.
The Star reported that an employee at Petronas’s Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas LNG plant told The Star that the waterspout came close to the factory.
BERNAMA reported that the waterspout was also seen in Niah area of Miri.
There were also no reports of injuries or property damage in the incident.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and its investment company have won a defamation suit against PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and two others.
High Court Judicial Commissioner Kamaludin Md Said held that Felda as a statutory body had the right to sue the parties under Section 15 (1) of the Land Development Act 1956.
“There is a statutory provision for the plaintiff (Felda) on the right to sue. Therefore, Felda can institute the civil proceedings (against the defendants). It can sue to protect its reputation,” he said after dismissing the preliminary issue raised in the matter.
Judicial Commissioner Kamaludin said Felda is entitled to enter judgment on liability in the civil dispute.
“Only Parliament, and not the court, can take away those rights (to sue),” he said.
JC Kamaludin ordered a senior assistant registrar to assess costs as well as aggravated and exemplary damages to be awarded to the plaintiffs for libel and malicious falsehood.
JC Kamaludin also granted an injunction to restrain the defendants from repeating the defamatory words.
“Apology is not allowed,” he added.
The defendants’ lead counsel Francis Pereira said that his clients had on Sept 30 admitted liability in respect of two defamatory articles.
Felda was represented by lead counsel Datuk Firoz Hussein Ahmad Jamaluddin and lawyer Cheng Mai.
Felda had on Aug 16, 2010 sued Dr Wan Azizah, her then deputy Dr Syed Husin Ali and four others for RM200mil over claims that the statutory body was bankrupt.
In the defamation claim, the plaintiffs – Felda and its investment company Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd – sued six defendants for false allegations over the process of buying the Felda building.
Suara Keadilan publisher Pelita Koridor Sdn Bhd, its printer Percetakan NPK Sdn Bhd, its editor Dzulkarnain Taib and its writer Rusnizam Mahat are the other four defendants.
On Oct 26, 2010 Felda obtained judgment-in-default-of-appearance in the suit against Suara Keadilan’s publisher and printer.
Dzulkarnain had on Sept 30 had apologised to Felda and undertake to refrain from making any further allegations.
Felda has contended that it sued PKR as the party is responsible for the publication of the monthly newspaper Suara Keadilan which carried the two allegedly defamatory articles in its June 22-29, 2010 edition.