Friday 26 February 2010

A Case of UMNO's Law Superceding All Other Laws in Malaysia

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The Dang Wangi district police headquarters was told the AG’s office would NOT be pressing charges against two AL-Islam journalists who pretended to be Christians and took part in a Catholic Mass.

In their article, the two journalists admitted to receiving Holy Communion — which is in the form of bread which Catholics believe changes to the body of Jesus Christ through the rite. They said they subsequently spat it out in what Catholics consider an act of desecration.

A police report was subsequently lodged against the two journalists.

The duo were then investigated under Section 298A (1) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.

The AG’s office would NOT be pressing charges against the two Al-Islam journalists.

No reason was given for the decision.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders including the DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and PAS central committee member Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, believe the decision not to charge the two may send a negative signal that the rule of law can be undermined by politics.

Lim said the decision not to charge the two indicate the lack of seriousness by the authorities to safeguard domestic religious harmony.

“The decision shows the AG is not serious in protecting and safeguarding religious and racial harmony in the context of a plural and multi-racial Malaysia,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said today the Attorney General’s decision to let two Al-Islam magazine journalists off the hook for allegedly desecrating Catholic Communion hosts should not matter so long as the magazine has “learned its lesson from this episode.”

Khairy argued that the decision may have been reached to “balance out” the racial and religious tension caused by the “Allah” row in a bid to prevent further unease.

The “Allah” row had triggered a nationwide uproar among conservative Muslims. The tension escalated into attacks on houses of worships of both Christians and Muslims.The attacks also tarnished Malaysia’s moderate credentials among the international community.

PAS central committee member Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa regretted the possibility that politics could have been behind the decision to drop the case.

They might have strong reasons to do so. It may be for security reasons but there has been much doubt about this (even if its true) as many of its (AG’s chambers) decision are done due to political reasons,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

The Parit Buntar MP said the authority should tackle the negative perception that it is upholding the law based on religious and political considerations.




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The blatant double standard. The plain hypocrisy of it all. The stupidity. The stench of bull shit which permeates the air.

Well, let me tell all of you. I am seldom rude. Let alone crude. And there existed little time when I blow up in public.

But now I am blowing up. I am fucking blowing up. I could feel my blood boil. And my skin crawls with repulsion.

And what, you may ask is the cause of this very public and uncivil display of anger and disgust?

I just read a Malaysiakini report that the two so called Muslim who also called themselves journalists for a magazine which has the word "Islam" as its name are now going to escape punishment for their act of desecrating the sanctity of a church and mocking Christianity and Christians in general.

Apparently, no action will be taken "due to overwhelming public pressure". Senior ASP Anantha Rajoo was quoted to have said in his letter to the complainant that the AG Chambers have decided not to charge them.

And the file will be marked "no further action".

Huh. Since when does public pressure could be so overwhelming that the AG Chambers cower in a corner and refuse to do its sworn duty to the nation, namely, to prosecute offenders?

When one considers the speed at which certain "offence" goes to the Court, like the Sodomy 2, one wonders what the fuck this is all about.

Yes. What the freaking fuck is this all about?


Raja Petra was even detained under the ISA for "insulting Islam" just because he wrote some articles in English about the unbecoming conduct of some Muslims.

Lesser acts have been dragged to Court because they are apparently "seditious".

And these people go away Scot fucking free?

Three women were caned - against the provisions of Federal law - for apparently confessing to having committed illicit sex. Another was sentenced to be caned for drinking alcohol in public.

Tell me that the actions of these two did not affect the harmony of our society. That they did not affect the peace. That they did not affect the interfaith relations in our society (which by the way id as fragile as it can be nowadays)?

Tell me.

Excuse me. But I think this is fucking bullshit!

1 comment:

ktteokt said...

It looks like Parliament has become OBSOLETE in Malaysia! Just let UMNO be the legislature, executive and judiciary. That way there will be more money to serve their corruption and the people can save the trouble of going to the polls every five years!