(The Star) – PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants action to be taken against Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen over his statement accusing the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) of promoting extremism through the Friday sermons.
Muhyiddin, when asked to comment on Paulsen’s remarks against Jakim on Twitter, said Paulsen’s action must be dealt with appropriately.
“The relevant authorities should investigate Paulsen’s statement and appropriate action be taken as many non-Muslims do not understand what Islam really is.
“Islam is not an extremist religion, (and) since when have our people (Malaysians) acted extraordinarily? Islam is the most moderate religion,” he said.
Muhyiddin was speaking at a news conference after viewing the situation on the first day of the 2015 school session at SK Cyberjaya and SM Cyberjaya, here.
He said the allegation of Friday sermons being deviated should not come about at all as the sermons do not ony revolve around the Islamic way of life but also societal and humanity issues.
“Perhaps Paulsen does not know this at all or has not learned about Islam,” he said.
Paulsen had made the statement accusing Jakim of spreading extremism every Friday (through the sermons) on his Twitter page on Jan 9.
There are people who think that they have the rights to say anything they wish to say but they’ll get angry when others do not agree with them.
These people love to bully others and have no respect for others.
Malaysia is a sovereign country, so we are governed by the Federal Constitution of Malaysia and the laws of our country; and not by laws of other countries’.
The afternoon before the Seminar Dakwah Nasional, we were already busy at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) to get things ready for the seminar.
Uncle Mahmud who was the event floor manager, told us that we need to do a rehearsal of the officiating ceremony by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia so that he could estimate the timing of the event.
When I volunteered to be the DPM, Uncle Mahmud thought that I was too young and fear if I could not do it right since the DPM was the main role in the rehearsal and I need to pretend to make the opening speech and launch the books.
Anyway, Pak Cik Amin supported me and so were the others who said that I’ll be able to do it.
And so, I became the Deputy Prime Minister in the rehearsal 🙂
Abang Nasrul volunteered to be Datuk Ustaz Hj Mohd Nakhaie, Pak Cik Burhan as Pak Cik Amin and Pak Cik Amin as Ustaz Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady.
It was fun but it was not that easy and I must do it seriously because the event was very important and Uncle Mahmud needed the right timing for the music and other things.
I had to walk from the beginning of the red carpet escorted by Abang Nasrul to the Dewan Merdeka followed by Kashah who played the role as the media.
As the DPM, I must not walk too fast or not too slow and I must walk on the red carpet.
And at last, when I arrived at the Dewan Merdeka, I went up the stage and was greeted by Pak Cik Amin.
I sat at the DPM’s seat and Abang Nasrul escorted me to the rostrum to make the speech to officiate the seminar.
After that we went to our seats.
Next I went to the other side of the stage to launch the books followed Abang Nasrul and Pak Cik Amin.
The music was too loud and the speaker was very near so it hurt my ears.
We had to do the rehearsal 3 times 🙂
I was very excited to play the role as the DPM and give a speech on the stage at the Dewan Merdeka, PWTC because I want to become a politician and give speeches at PWTC.
In 2006, as I watched my big sister Kaman and Kashah gave a speech at PWTC, I told my mother that one day I’ll give a speech at PWTC too 🙂
On Sunday May 20,2012, I went to the Bandar Bukit Mahkota Club House in Bangi for the wedding of Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa’s daughter.
Uncle Nasharuddin Mat Isa used to be the Deputy President of PAS.
We ate together with Uncle Ismail Mina and his family.
The food was very delicious and the cendol was very tasty too.
Anyway I am sad because we could not eat the roasted lamb as they were still not ready by 12:15 when we left the club house 😐
I saw lots of them being roasted; Uncle Ismail Mina Ahmad said that there were fourteen of them altogether.
Before we left, I asked Uncle Nasharudin why didn’t he leave PAS since PAS still joined Bersih 3.0 demonstration after Uncle Nasharudin said that it is haram to do so.
So I have to go to his house to get the answer.
We were told that Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the opposition leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be attending the wedding later in the evening.
However, I found out later that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin attended the wedding but Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim did not.
It is funny because Anwar and Uncle Nasharudin are members of the opposition parties in Pakatan Rakyat while Tan Sri Muhyiddin is from UMNO.
Is Anwar not very happy with Uncle Nasharudin?
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.
He is a politician.
The food was delicious but where we sat the music was too loud.
Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was also there.
He is the Domestic Trade Minister of Malaysia.
Over there I also meet Uncle Feriz.
He is the Special Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.