My Highlights of 2017

1 01 2018

With the arrival of the new year of 2018, I’m writing a post dedicated to 2017, listing out some of the things that happened around me in the previous year.

1. A surprise letter from Tun M, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia

On the 12th of January, I received a letter from Tun Dr. Mahathir, replying to my article,“Perjanjian DAP, PKR, PAN, PPBM Untuk Meminda Perkara 3(1)?” In the article, I did not even mention Tun M’s name but only commented about how the word ‘bebas’ in the agreement between DAP, PKR, PAN and Mahathir’s PPBM can undermine and violate the Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution. So Tun M replied to my article came as a real surprise but unfortunately I am sad to say that not only Tun M’s explanation does not answer my question, but it also makes the matter more confusing because the fact that the Article 3(1) is the Article that explains about Islam as the religion of the Federation and it’s position over other religions in Malaysia and not about the rights to convert to other religions. [Read more…]

2. Made the news on national media

I was interviewed by Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia and Harian Metro and was featured on the front page of Utusan Malaysia which later led me to being reported on news portals including Astro Awani, MalaysiaKini,  Free Malaysia Today, Tanjak and many others receiving attention from several politicians like Mejar Jeneral (B) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Dr. Asyraf Wajdi, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Ibrahim Ali. [Read more…]

3. Meeting YB Datuk Md Jais Sarday on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor

I had the chance to meet Datuk Jais Sarday in Pasir Gudang on his last day as the Education, Information and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Exco of Johor before moving to his new post as the Housing and Local Government Exco of Johor. [Read more…]

4. Attending the Bukit Aman Special Branch Aidilfitri Open House

On the 11th of July, I attended the Aidilfitri open house by the Bukit Aman Special Branch, where I had the chance to meet the then Deputy Inspector-General of PDRM, Tan Sri Nor Rashid Ibrahim, and even managed to get his autograph. [Read more…]

5. Witnessing the court case of Eric Paulsen v. Ustaz Hafiz Nordin

I attended the court proceedings of the High Court case of Eric Paulsen v. Ustaz Hafiz Nordin, where Eric Paulsen lost in a defamation case against the Chairman of Jaringan Muslimin Pulau Pinang (JMPP), Ustaz Hafiz Nordin, at the High Court of Kuala Lumpur. This is my first experience of witnessing the whole proceeding of a high profile case. [Read more…]

6. My first solo talk to a crowd of over 400 students in JB

I was invited as the official ambassador of Muafakat Pendidikan Johor, to give a speech to the students and teachers of SMK Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat in Kempas, Johor Bahru as part of Muafakat Pendidikan Johor’s ‘Jelajah Kemerdekaan’ program, on the 21st of August. In my hour long speech, I talked about the basic foundation of our country, starting with the history of the formation of Malaysia, basic principles of the country, the sovereignty of the Federation, and also a brief introduction to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. [Read more…]

7. Program Ibadah Qurban dan Majlis Ramah Mesra IKSIM

I attended the Program Ibadah Qurban dan Majlis Ramah Mesra IKSIM on the 4th of September, which was my first experience in taking part and helping out at a qurban event. [Read more…]

8. Meeting Tan Sri Shahrir Samad

I got the chance to spend some time talking to Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, the Member of Parliament of Johor Bharu. Despite how certain people tried to paint him, I find him as very polite, soft spoken, funny and very friendly. [Read more…]

9. The officiating program of the Pusat Latihan DIAN IKSIM (PLDI)

I attended the officiating program of IKSIM’s training centre in Batang Kali, Selangor; where I also met the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Department, Mejar Jeneral (B) Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. [Read more…]

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Eric Paulsen Loses Defamation Suit Against Hafiz Nordin

18 07 2017

Eric Paulsen looking devastated after losing the case.

Lawyers For Liberty Executive Director, Eric Paulsen lost a defamation case against the Chairman of Jaringan Muslimin Pulau Pinang (JMPP), Ustaz Hafiz Nordin at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today.

High Court Judge the Honourable Dato’ Mohd Zaki bin Abdul Wahab ruled the Plaintiff, Eric Paulsen failed to prove the Defendant (Ustaz Hafiz Nordin) was defamatory against him ordered Eric Paulsen to pay costs in the amount of RM20,000 to Ustaz Hafiz Nordin.

Eric Paulsen filed a suit against Ustaz Hafiz based on the article published by Portal Islam dan Melayu on the 9th of February, 2015 entitled “Jangan biar Eric Paulsen bebas tanpa perbicaraan” where Ustaz Hafiz was reported as saying:

Apa yang penting kita buktikan bahawa Eric yang didukung oleh Amerika Syarikat dan Kesatuan Eropah sebagai seorang fraud yang ‘cari makan’ dengan menipu, memfitnah itu telah menghasut masyarakat membenci Islam dengan tweet-tweetnya yang tidak bertanggungjawab.”

The portal interviewed Ustaz Hafiz regarding Eric Paulsen’s tweet on the 9th of January, 2015:

Below are some photos taken at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex earlier today,

Please click the photos for larger images:

 





Photos: Civil Court Case Of Eric Paulsen Suing Hafiz Nordin

4 08 2016

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I attended the hearing of the civil court case of Eric Paulsen suing Ustaz Hafiz Nordin at the NCVC 9 court in the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex, Jalan Duta for three days, starting from August 1 to August 3, 2016.

Please read: Eric Paulsen Saman Ustaz Hafiz, Eric Paulsen Pula Hendak Gantung Kes Samannya … Pelik Tapi Benar!

It was a great experience for me for I wish to become a lawyer.

The high court judge, Dato’ Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab postponed to the case to December 8 and 9, 2016.





Is The Government Or Anwar Ibrahim In The State Of Paranoia?

19 01 2015

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Anwar Ibrahim made the above press statement in reference to Eric Paulsen’s arrest for his spiteful  tweet that maliciously accused JAKIM for promoting extremism every Friday.

Reading Anwar Ibrahim’s statement makes me feel so irate because he had gone too far to politise and sensationalise this issue and maliciously condemning JAKIM, the authority and the government.

It is a defamatory attempt to disrepute the Islamic authorities and the Malaysian government.

Calling the government as “a government in a state of paranoia” is just like calling the Malaysian Muslims who are angry and hurt by Eric Paulsen’s series of humiliating and spiteful tweets as also being in the state of paranoia.

So now Anwar is trying to say that the people who are doing their best to protect peace and harmony and prevent hatred between the multiracial Malaysians are paranoid?

Or could it be that it is Anwar himself who is paranoid because he is too troubled by all the problems that he’s facing?

Anwar wrote that Eric Paulsen did no offense by tweeting his spiteful tweet, when Eric Paulsen not only made false and wild accusation towards JAKIM but indirectly humiliates Islam and spews hatred towards the Muslims who support JAKIM.

Anwar wtote:

“… the over-reaction to Paulsen’s tweet also signifies the rising tide of religious intolerance that appears to be engulfing our multi-racial multi-religious nation. And fanning the flames of communal suspicion, hatred and hostility are the usual suspects who owe their existence to political patronage.”

Anwar accused the authority for “over-reaction to Paulsen’s tweet”, so my questions are:

  1. What kind of tolerance does Anwar Ibrahim ask from the Muslims? Is Anwar asking the Muslims to become ‘Liberal Muslims’ who do not follow the rules of Islam, do not fight for Islam and do not bother if others humiliate Islam?

  2. Who is actually “fanning the flames of communal suspicion, hatred and hostility”? Isn’t it Eric Paulsen who did that by maliciously accusing JAKIM as promoting extremism in its Friday sermons and continuously humiliate Islam and the Muslims in his other tweets?

Anwar is actually looking for trouble and is spewing hatred by making such statement; and if the government is really “in a state of paranoia” as accused by him, he would already be charged in court.

I seriously wonder, how can Anwar Ibrahim, a person who used to be regarded as a great Muslim political leader, has the heart not only to support those who defame Islam but also to defame Islam and the Muslims in order to support them.

He wrote that, “Jakim sermons have on various occasions made unwarranted attacks”, which is untrue and humiliates Islam because what ever was said in JAKIM’s Friday sermons are in accordance with the teaching of Islam Ahli As-Sunnah Wa Al-Jama`ah.

Anwar Ibrahim must sit down and think back of the things that he had said during the time when he was the president of ABIM and realise that the Malaysian Muslims are not Liberal Muslims because Liberal Muslims do not follow the teaching of Islam.

Even Pope Francis says there are limits to freedom of speech and that, “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.” 

Remember what Karpal Singh once said? “Anwar Ibrahim has created enough problems for the country. Anwar Ibrahim harus bertaubat”.





Saifuddin Abdullah Tuduh Khutbah JAKIM Sebar Kebencian?

15 01 2015

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Let me start with a tweet written by Saifuddin Abdullah which I presume is a comment on Eric Paulsen’s tweet saying that JAKIM promotes extremism every Friday.

In Saifuddin’s tweet, he seems to be supporting Eric Paulsen by posting a part of  JAKIM’s Friday sermon and pretending to ask something like, “how about something that spews hatred like this?”.

After studying JAKIM’s Friday sermon from JAKIM’s official portal, I found that the Friday sermon that Saifuddin Abdullah refers to is “Rasulullah SAW Kekasih Allah”, on January 25, 2013.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Ternyata sekali lagi, hari ini musuh-musuh Islam cuba memesongkan dan meruntuhkan akidah ummah. Mereka bersatu sesama mereka dan berusaha dengan pelbagai helah dan cara termasuklah dengan membuat tuntutan penggunaan kalimah Allah di dalam kitab mereka. Wal hal telah jelas kalimah Allah Lafz al-Jalalah adalah khusus dan mutlak untuk agama Islam serta satu ketetapan yang begitu nyata bagi mengelakkan umat Islam menjadi keliru, ragu-ragu, dan tersilap mengenal identiti Allah SWT.

To me, Saifuddin Abdullah is wrong because:

  1. There is nothing wrong with the above Friday sermon. As an adult Muslim, it is weird if he is not able to understands the sermon.

  2. Since when does reminding the Muslims to protect their akidah is considered as spewing hatred?

  3. He is supporting a person who humiliates Islam.

  4. He, himself also humiliates Islam by questioning what Islam teaches us to do; which is to remind each other towards good deeds and away from bad deeds. His question is uncalled-for especially because he is a Muslim.

  5. I read the whole text and JAKIM did not tell the Muslims to hate anybody, only to protect our akidah and be wary of our enemies.

  6. A Muslims must try to stop any incoming threat from it’s source or ‘sadduz zara’i’ but he is doing the opposite.

I do not know what is the point of Saifuddin Abdullah doing what he did.

Does he feels cool to accuse JAKIM spewing hatred to justify and support a non-Muslim who slander JAKIM and Islam?

And he also re tweeted  Eric Paulsen’s tweet:

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Now, Saifuddin Abdullah always promotes what he said as being moderate; which makes me wonder what does he mean by the word?

Does being moderate means that we do not only let others humiliate Islam but we too should find ways to humiliate Islam, follow and interpret Islam the way we wish and be free from our responsibilities as a Muslim?

Or does a moderate Muslim means to be only partly Muslim and being a true Muslim is called an extremist?

Maybe this can help us understand the terms better:

moderat vs ekstrem

Below is the full text of the Friday sermon:

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia

RASULULLAH SAW KEKASIH ALLAH

(25 JANUARI 2013 / 13 RABIUL AWWAL 1434H)

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Saya berpesan kepada tuan-tuan dan diri saya sendiri, marilah kita berusaha untuk meningkatkan ketakwaan kita kepada Allah SWT dengan sebenar-benarnya. Kita laksanakan segala perintah-Nya dan kita jauhi segala larangan-Nya. Mudah-mudahan kita semua beroleh kebahagiaan bukan saja di dunia bahkan juga di akhirat. Mimbar hari ini akan membincangkan khutbah yang bertajuk: “RASULULLAH SAW KEKASIH ALLAH”.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Semalam pada 12 Rabiul Awal setiap tahun adalah hari sambutan Maulidur Rasul yang menjadi salah satu hari kebesaran Islam yang disambut meriah di negara ini. Walaupun Nabi Muhammad SAW telah meninggalkan kita, namun kekasih Allah ini tetap berada di dalam sanubari dan hati umatnya sekiranya kita seorang  hamba yang beriman. Baginda SAW  telah membawa kepada kita risalah Allah dengan dua cara. Pertama, menyampaikan perintah dan panduan Allah SWT melalui wahyu Qur’ani; dan Kedua, menghidupkan wahyu-wahyu Allah dengan sempurna melalui perbuatan, perkataan dan pengakuannya atau apa yang dinamakan sebagai sunnah nabawiyah. Kemuliaan akhlak Rasulullah SAW sebagaimana yang dicerminkan di dalam al-Quran, wajib diambil tauladan secara mutlak dan di taati oleh manusia sepanjang kehidupan ini. Firman Allah SWT di dalam Surah at-Taghaabun, ayat 12:

Maksudnya:“Dan taatlah kamu kepada Allah serta taatlah kepada Rasulullah; maka kalau kamu berpaling, maka sesungguhnya kewajipan Rasul Kami hanyalah menyampaikan (perintah Allah) dengan jelas nyata.”

 

Bukti penegasan ‘taat kepada Rasulullah’ ini terdapat di dalam kalimah Lailahaillaah dan Muhammadur Rasulullah yang menunjukkan bahawa Allah SWT dan Nabi Muhammad SAW  adalah Tuhan dan Nabi kita. Penggunaan kalimah La adalah suatu bentuk perakuan kewujudan tuhan yang dinamakan Allah dan menafikan tuhan-tuhan selain-Nya. Dengan itu, seluruh umat Islam wajib bersatu dan menolak segala bentuk atau konsep tuhan yang lain daripada Allah SWT. Ini merupakan syarat mutlak sahnya kepercayaan kita terhadap adanya Tuhan dalam Islam selain mengarah kepada meng-Esakan Allah SWT. Firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Ikhlas ayat 1-4:

Maksudnya: “Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): (Tuhanku) ialah Allah Yang Maha Esa. Allah Yang menjadi tumpuan sekalian makhluk untuk memohon sebarang hajat. Ia tiada beranak, dan Ia pula tidak diperanakkan. Dan tidak ada sesiapapun yang setara dengan-Nya.

 

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Yakin dan percayalah, antara agenda yang diberi keutamaan dalam misi Rasulullah SAW menyebarkan Islam ialah dengan memperkasakan akidah ummah. Umat Islam diikat dengan erat melalui konsep tauhid, kiblat yang satu, kitab yang satu, pemimpin yang satu. Namun dalam pada itu, Baginda juga sentiasa diterjah dengan berbagai ancaman musuh Islam yang didalangi oleh orang-orang Yahudi untuk mengkucar-kacirkan pegangan dan fahaman umat Islam. Mereka menggunakan pelbagai pendekatan, diantaranya menggunakan isu agama sebagai alat untuk menghancurkan umat Islam. Mereka menghasut sesetengah umat Islam yang lemah imannya dan hilang intergriti untuk melanggari ajaran al-Quran dan sunnah Rasulullah SAW. Mereka juga memperalatkan sebahagian daripada pemimpin yang beragama Islam yang dikaburi oleh keghairahan untuk mendapatkan kuasa.

Oleh itu, tidak menghairankan ada di kalangan umat Islam pada hari ini yang mengaku beriman dengan Allah dan Rasul-Nya, tetapi pada masa sama telah mentafsir Islam mengikut hawa nafsu. Mereka sanggup melakukan tindak-tanduk mengikut kemahuan sendiri dan akhirnya perbuatan tersebut kelihatan janggal, pelik di khalayak ramai. Besarnya pengaruh nafsu dan peranan syaitan dalam kehidupan ini terbukti apabila mereka tanpa segan silu mengutamakan kepentingan diri, mengutamakan kebendaan walaupun nyata bercanggah dengan al-Quran dan sunnah.

Sedarlah, inilah masanya untuk umat Islam bersatu bagi memelihara kesucian agama Islam dan mempertahankan akidah umat Islam.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Ternyata sekali lagi, hari ini musuh-musuh Islam cuba memesongkan dan meruntuhkan akidah ummah. Mereka bersatu sesama mereka dan berusaha dengan pelbagai helah dan cara termasuklah dengan membuat tuntutan penggunaan kalimah Allah di dalam kitab mereka. Wal hal telah jelas kalimah Allah Lafz al-Jalalah adalah khusus dan mutlak untuk agama Islam serta satu ketetapan yang begitu nyata bagi mengelakkan umat Islam menjadi keliru, ragu-ragu, dan tersilap mengenal identiti Allah SWT.

Mimbar yang mulia ini ingin menyatakan berdasarkan kajian ilmiah bahawa kalimah Allah tidak pernah terdapat di dalam Taurat ataupun Bible dan mereka percaya bahawa tuhan wujud dalam konsep Trinity iaitu God Father (Bapa Tuhan ), God the Son (Anak Tuhan ) dan Holy Spirit (Roh kudus), dan ketiga eleman ini dirujuk sebagai satu tuhan dengan panggilan umum (The Lord).

Oleh itu, Muzakarah Jawatankuasa Fatwa Majlis Kebangsaan Bagi Hal Ehwal Ugama Islam Malaysia Kali Ke-82 yang bersidang pada 5-7 Mei 2008 telah memutuskan bahawa lafaz Allah merupakan kalimah suci yang khusus bagi agama dan umat Islam dan ia tidak boleh digunakan atau disamakan dengan agama-agama bukan Islam lain. Begitu juga dengan pegangan seluruh umat Islam di Indonesia yang bersepakat kalimah Allah hanya diguna pakai oleh orang Islam sahaja.

Mimbar ingin menyatakan sebagai umat Islam yang beriman kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya, maka menjadi kewajipan kita menjaga kesucian kalimah Allah serta mempertahankannya dengan cara yang terbaik dan sekiranya terdapat unsur-unsur penghinaan atau penyalahgunaan, maka ia perlu disekat mengikut peruntukan undang-undang yang telah termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Umat Islam mesti tegas dalam menjaga kesucian dan identiti agama. Sikap terlalu terbuka sehingga membenarkan perkara perkara yang menjadi hak Islam disalahgunakan oleh agama lain adalah amat merbahaya, kerana matlamat mereka yang utama adalah untuk mengelirukan umat Islam dan menyatakan bahawa agama adalah sama. Ingatlah bahawa semua gejala keruntuhan akidah ini sebenarnya telah menjatuhkan kemuliaan dan darjat umat Islam sendiri. Akibat yang lebih buruk ialah azab siksa yang pedih di akhirat yang menanti golongan yang ingkar. Firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Maidah ayat 72:

Bermaksud:“Sesungguhnya telah kafirlah orang yang berkata: Bahawasanya Allah ialah Al-Masih Ibni Maryam. Padahal al-Masih sendiri berkata: Wahai Bani Israil!. Sembahlah Allah, Tuhanku dan Tuhan kamu, bahawasanya sesiapa yang mempersekutukan Allah, maka sesungguhnya Allah haramkan kepadanya Syurga, dan tempat kembalinya ialah neraka; dan tiadalah seorang penolong pun bagi orang yang berlaku zalim.

 

Janganlah ada segelintir umat Islam yang hanya pandai berbicara soal Islam namun dalam masa yang sama sanggup menggadaikan maruah dan agama sendiri. Lebih menyedihkan lagi ada di kalangan  umat Islam hari ini yang langsung tidak sensitif dan sanggup menggadaikan akidah dan masa depan ummah demi kepentingan diri sendiri. Bayangkan akibatnya.

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Yakinlah, di tangan kitalah letaknya tanggungjawab dan kuasa untuk mempertahankan kesucian agama Islam. Dalam hal ini, umat Islam memerlukan penghayatan Islam secara menyeluruh. Berdasarkan maqasid syariah maka menjadi tanggungjawab setiap umat Islam untuk menjaga lima perkara iaitu agama, nyawa, akal, keturunan dan harta. Mimbar ingin mengingatkan salah satu prinsip penting yang mesti dilaksanakan oleh umat Islam bagi memastikan kedaualatan agama kekal terpelihara ialah dengan menyeru kepada kebaikan dan menghalang kemungkaran. Allah SWT berfirman di dalam surah al-Hajj ayat 41:

Yang bermaksud:Iaitu mereka yang jika Kami berikan mereka kekuasaan memerintah bumi nescaya mereka mendirikan sembahyang serta memberi zakat, dan mereka menyuruh berbuat kebaikan serta melarang dari melakukan perkara yang mungkar. Dan ingatlah bagi Allah jualah kesudahan segala urusan.

 

Sidang Jumaat Yang Dirahmati Allah,

Mengakhiri khutbah pada minggu ini, bersempena dengan sambutan Maulidul Rasul, marilah sama sama kita menjana peningkatan dalam penghayatan dan ketaatan dalam melaksanakan ajaran yang di bawa oleh Rasulullah SAW. Marilah sama sama kita mempertahankan dengan segala upaya kemuliaan Rasulullah SAW dari sebarang penghinaan, memberikan penghormatan sewajarnya kepada Rasulullah SAW dalam tindak tanduk kita seharian dan mencontohi akhlak, keperibadian dan teladan yang ditunjukkan oleh Nabi SAW  dalam setiap tindakan.

Program Maulidur Rasul ini pada dasarnya adalah sebahagian daripada aktiviti dakwah. Ia bertujuan untuk mentarbiyah, membimbing dan memperingatkan umat Islam agar menghargai apa yang dikurniakan oleh Allah SWT. Salah satu pengajaran itu ialah memperingati perjuangan Nabi Muhammad SAW sebagai seorang pesuruh Allah yang paling berjaya menegakkan ajaran Allah, Rasul terakhir, tokoh teragong sepanjang abad di dunia dan akhirat kerana membawa perubahan besar kepada lanskap akidah seluruh juzuk hidup manusia di dunia. Malah hingga ke hari ini peribadi suci Rasulullah SAW masih dikagumi musuh-musuh Islam. Justeru, mimbar menyeru kepada semua pihak, marilah sama-sama kita menjadikan sunnah Rasulullah SAW sebagai amalan hidup dan mengelakkan diri dari perbuatan yang menyimpang dari sifat Rasulullah SAW yang sebenarnya.

Dengan demikian sambutan Maulidur Rasul yang diberi liputan meluas dalam media cetak dan media elektronik memberi peluang kepada rakyat pelbagai agama di negara ini memperingati seorang insan terpilih, memahami gaya kepimpinan, memahami akhlaknya dan memahami dasar politik, ekonomi dan sosial untuk kita teruskan dan hayati. Firman Allah SWT dalam Surah Ali Imran, ayat 31:

Maksudnya: Katakanlah: Jika benar kamu mengasihi Allah maka ikutilah daku, nescaya Allah mengasihi kamu serta mengampunkan dosa-dosa kamu. Dan Allah Maha Pengampun, lagi Maha Mengasihani.





Eric Paulsen Slanders JAKIM

12 01 2015

Screenshot_1Human Rights lawyer, Eric Paulsen wrote on his twitter page on the 9th January that:

“JAKIM is promoting extremism every Friday. Govt needs to address that if serious about extremism in Msia.”

As a lawyer who claims to be fighting for Human Rights, Eric Paulsen must not make such false accusations towards others.

And if JAKIM does promote extremism “every Friday”, then I suppose JAKIM will not publish their Friday sermon for the whole world to see.

As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must learn about the Federal Constitution and understand the Article 3(1), which says:

“Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

First of all every citizen of Malaysia must accept and respect the fact that Islam is the religion of the Federation because that is an important part of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia.

According to Dato’ Naser Disa, a very senior lawyer who is also our constitution expert, the words, “but other religions maybe practised in peace and harmony” means that the followers of other religions must practise their religions in peace and harmony with others from other religions especially Islam, which is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia; and not to cause uneasiness towards the Muslims.

It does not mean that Islam and the Muslims must obey them and they can do anything to Islam.

Eric Paulsen’s harsh words had cause anger among the Muslims and that is already wrong because there will be no more “peace and harmony” as written in Article 3(1).

And non-Muslims has no rights to set the rules for the Muslim of how to practise Islam.

Has Eric Paulsen forgotten the Article 11(3)(a)?

Article 11(3)(a):

“Every religious group has the right—
(a) to manage its own religious affairs;”

Eric Paulsen and his friends always use Article 11(3)(a) when it suits them but now he is the one who rudely interfere with not just another religion’s affairs but the affairs of the religion of the Federation.

Eric Paulsen also bashed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar and told him to be “neutral and impartial” after the IGP tweeted that Eric Paulsen should be arrested under the Sedition Act.

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After all he had said, Eric Paulsen again tweeted that, “criticising Jakim should not be construed as insulting Islam” which I think is a lame excuse that could only be agreed by his friends who really hates the government.

Worst is Eric Paulsen does not criticise JAKIM but he slandes JAKIM and unfairly tarnish the Islamic authority.

JAKIM is the official Islamic authority in Malaysia and so, if he insults JAKIM, then it means that he also insults Islam, which is the religion of the Federation.

Eric also re tweeted some of Lawyer For Liberty tweets about some of JAKIM’s Friday sermons, including sermons about Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 120 and also about Syi’ah.

Like Lim Kit Siang who also thinks that he has the rights to interfere and complain about the verse from Quran, Eric Paulsen must understand that they are not Muslims, so they do not understand the concept of Islam and have no rights to teach  JAKIM and the Muslim about the verses from the Quran and other parts of our religion.

What is wrong when JAKIM warned the Muslims of Syi’ah which is a deviant teaching?

From his accusations, it shows that he knows nothing about Islam so it is silly for him to argue and fight about something he does not know or understand.

As a lawyer, Eric Paulsen must understands that the head of Islam is the Sultans and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and he has no rights to control Jakim or the Muslims.

I am very sad to see a lawyer who fights against the law instead of fighting for the law.





Tan Sri Muhyiddin: Investigate Eric Paulsen

12 01 2015

(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.








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