Salam merdeka,

Isu "forum memeluk islam" masih mendapat liputan utama semua media tempatan. Semalam, "kahbar angin" mengenai YB PKR ditahan dibawah ISA tersebar luas. Hari ini ada pihak yang mengusulkan ISA digunakan keatas penganjur forum tersebut.

“As a society comprising different races, Malaysians have displayed the spirit of tolerance and respect to the other races.

“If we try to dissect or argue against the basic terms that was agreed upon in the Constitution, then it will surely cause endless arguments which can affect our country’s peace and stability,”
(Najib: Bar Council’s persistence caused extreme reaction

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"Perbincangan secara terbuka mengenai keagamaan tidak berkesudahan dan seterusnya akan memecahbelahkan masyarakat dan menaikkan sensitiviti rakyat.

Sebarang ketegangan ataupun insiden tidak akan timbul sekiranya Majlis Peguam mendengar nasihat kerajaan supaya menghentikan penganjuran forum itu lebih awal."
(Jangan cabar kerajaan – Syed Hamid)

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Presiden MIC, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu berkata, forum Memeluk Islam secara terbuka yang dianjurkan oleh Majlis Peguam di ibu negara semalam boleh memudaratkan keamanan negara jika ia tetap diteruskan.

Beliau berkata, kekecohan yang berlaku ekoran forum berkenaan juga sepatutnya boleh dielakkan kerana setiap masalah yang dihadapi oleh rakyat boleh diatasi dengan perbincangan yang lebih baik.

setiap rakyat negara ini yang mempunyai masalah membabitkan orang Islam, Hindu, Kristian dan Buddha boleh berbincang sesama sendiri bagi mengatasi segala masalah yang mereka hadapi.
(Boleh mudaratkan keamanan negara – Samy Vellu)

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“Memeluk Islam” anjuran Majlis Peguam semalam merupakan perkara yang tidak sepatutnya berlaku kerana peguam adalah golongan yang arif undang-undang dan seharusnya sedar akibat yang mungkin berlaku.

“Mereka (Majlis Peguam) boleh berbincang isu itu secara tertutup dan bukan isu itu sahaja malah banyak isu yang patut dibincangkan seperti amalan rasuah yang semakin menular, jenayah dan sosial,”
(Isu sensitif perlu dibincang secara tertutup - MB Kedah)

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Barisan Nasional (BN) Kedah mahu sebarang pendapat yang boleh menyentuh sensitiviti kaum di negara ini dibincangkan menerusi rundingan dan bukan melalui forum terbuka atau demonstrasi jalanan yang boleh menggugat keharmonian negara.

"Kita tidak mahu sebarang perkara diambil di luar undang-undang. Begitu juga kalau tidak puas hati, jangan adakan demonstrasi jalanan kerana ia boleh membangkitkan isu sensitif, berkaitan emosi dan akan jadi masalah serius.

"Sebenarnya kita ada cara lain (rundingan), tak kan kita hendak duduk dalam negeri yang kacau bilau, perang, jadi jangan timbulkan masalah,
(Runding, bukan demonstrasi)

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It is regrettable that some members of political parties such as PAS, PKR and Umno were involved in the almost violent demonstration," said Dr Koh, who pointed out the involvement of and strong words uttered by PAS Youth chief Datuk Salahuddin Ayub and Kulim-Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Noordin or PKR.

"We should be aware of sensitivities about religions by all respective believers. Therefore, all politicians must take a rational and reasonable approach to look at how to fine-tune the relevant laws and procedures to avoid or minimise potential inter-religious controversies and conflicts,"
(Koh: Resolve religious conversion issues soon)

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The police yielding to pressure to disrupt the half-day Bar Council forum on conversion to Islam at 10 am in Kuala Lumpur today is a most adverse reflection on law and order as well as religious harmony in Malaysia on the eve of the 51st Merdeka anniversary.

Malaysia has failed a major test in nation-building to demonstrate that we are shaping up to be a more civil society where sensitive issues of inter-faith problems can be discussed in a mature and responsible manner to promote national unity and religious harmony in the country.
(YB lim Kit siang)

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MIC Youth had taken a stand on this issue. The National Youth Coordinator, Mr. T.Mohan had issued a strong press statement against such unruly and unlawful disruption against a peaceful and open discussion. No one is questioning Islam. Bar Council merely organized the forum to enable scholars, lawyers and members of public to air their views and give their opinions. Surely we can discuss issues in a civilized and educated manner without having hooligans disrupting our forum.
(Acts of Hooliganism- Mr Murugesan, PEMUDA MIC)

Kenapa Bar council menganjurkan forum ini ?

We reiterate that our concern is to address the issues of conflicts of laws facing families caught between the separate jurisdictions of civil and Syariah laws.

The Bar Council is not questioning the provisions of Article 121(1A), which confer Syariah jurisdiction over Muslims on the Syariah Courts. The coexistence of two separate legal jurisdictions is not a new or uncommon phenomenon and there are naturally issues of conflicts of laws arising from the different jurisdictions.

We recognise and respect Article 121(1A); however, there is a strong viewpoint that it is unjust to compel anyone to be subjected to laws and courts that are based on a religion that they do not profess, and this viewpoint must be addressed.
(Press Statement: Meaningful debate needed to find just and amicable solutions)
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Bar council telah menjelaskan kenapa forum ini tetap mereka dijalankan, walaupun setelah diberi peringatan oleh kerajaan. Mungkin hasrat mereka ikhlas. Untuk tujuan murni kepentingan undang-undang bagi semua rakyat malaysia. Saya percaya sebagai perkumpulan profesional perundangan, mereka pasti akan hati-hati apabila membincangkan sesuatu hal yang sensitif.

Tetapi kenapa harus menjalankan forum terbuka?. Tajuk utama forumnya sahaja cukup untuk menimbulkan kecurigaan pada rakyat. Bar council harus akur pada sentimen rakyat atas hal ini. Jika forum ini dianjurkan tertutup seperti dinasihati oleh kerajaan, hal-hal tidak diingini pasti dapat dielakkan, dan hasil forum ini dapat dimanfaatkan kepada rakyat.

p/s: Apa juga alasan yang diberi, tidakan seorang WAKIL RAKYAT pada agenda protes forum ini TIDAK BOLEH DITERIMA. Rakyat mendahagakan PERPADUAN!!!

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4 comments:

Nostradamus said...

From Racism to Satanism
1. If anyone thinks as a Malaysian at heart you will never support any of the current political parties who speaks only about championing or protecting their own race and religious interests. Whether it comes from UMNO, PAS, MCA, MIC, PKR, Gerakan, Hindraf, PBS, DAP, PPP or whatever new name it’s called racism and whoever supports that party is called a racist. It is no different from apartheid. It dirties and poison your soul.
2. Those who are racists but speak with a fork tongue (Jeyklls), hiding it behind other causes like religion, meritocracy, education, poverty etc are even worse than clear cut racists and can only fit into the category of satans.
3. Malaysian racists and the MSN have corrupted the following words which meant differently in other countries ex. nationalism, patriotism, royalists, freedom, liberty, corruption, democracy etc.
4. Power, Greed and Selfishness rule in Malaysia and now we include Racism and Satanism.

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Anonymous said...

Any educated Malaysian can see that the Bar Council was doing good by organising the discussion among intellectuals. They deserve respect and appreciation for their courage and dedication!

On the other hand, UMNO, PAS and PKR have brought disgrace to Muslims everywhere!

Mangga said...

Hi Punithan, I am from NS too, Seremban. 30km from Port Dickson. I am sure you heard of St Paul, Seremban. When I was 15 yrs old my mom, being a single parent wanted to migrate to Australia. I told her, I wasn't ready. Fast forward 15 yrs later, I am 30 yrs old now, my mom past away 5 yrs ago and I graduated with EE degree from US 4 yrs ago. I am going to Australia in feb 2009 to do my masters, after which I would apply for PR.
Dude, I know u are being tolerant and all, but ask your self, the indian community has been so for last 50 yrs. What has it gotten in return? If you don't fight for your rights now, your children will be working as garbage collectors when they grow up, seriously dude.

PUNITHAN SHAN said...

Hi bro,

There is a song in tamil "nadenne seithathu unakku endra kelviyai ketpathai viduthu, nee enna seithai athatku endru kettal nanmai namakku".

I have done nothing for the nation yet and the community to expect anything in return.

And i choose not run away from the land who promissed opportunity to our grandfathers 80 years ago...

anyway good luck bro... my best wishes