Thursday, 29 January 2009

UMNO's Vengeance Against the Imam Who Told the Truth

Read here in Malaysiakini

Imam Ramlang Porigi was sacked by the Islamic Affairs Department (JAKIM ). The reasons given for the sacking was that he had "spoilt the name of the public service".

He was the Imam in the Federal Territory Mosque who witnessed the oath-taking by alleged sodomy victim Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan against Anwar Ibrahim.

After he appeared at Permatang Pauh by-election ceramahs held by Pakatan Rakyat to tell his side of the story on the oath-taking, he was transferred to JAKIM in September last year.

Ramlang was faced with four charges, three of them for speaking on three separate occasions on Aug 24 during the Permatang Pauh campaign.

Read here for more in Malaysiakini

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