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The Home Ministry clarified today that the Christian books and CDs seized at klia2 last Saturday had nothing to do with the materials containing the word Allah.

Hashimah Nik Jaafar, the ministry’s publications and Quranic text division head, told The Malaysian Insider that the owner, Maklin Masiau, had been contacted and the materials would be returned to him.

She said they were seized by the Customs Department as the person carrying it did not have an import permit, which is required when foreign publications are brought into the country.

She said usually when publications were brought in by bookshop owners, they would usually do it through agents who would liaise with her department for the permit.

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Last Saturday’s seizure of hundreds of Christian compact discs (CDs) and books containing the word “Allah” belonging to a Christian man who had brought them in from Indonesia and was on his way home to Sabah, has further shown not only the failure of the Cabinet 10 point Solution to protect the Christians’ right, but also confirmed the hypocrisy of the assurance of the Federal government that the court verdict on Allah ban will not affect the East Malaysians.

The incident which took place at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 is a clear violation of Cabinet 10 Point Solution as well as the Freedom of Religion in Sabah declaration that was engraved on the Sabah Batu Sumpah.

News archive has reported that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration issued the 10-point solution shortly before the Sarawak state election in 2011 to end a Home Ministry blockade of shipments of Christian Holy Scriptures in the Malay language containing the word “Allah.”

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Pagi ini saya pergi ke Mahkamah Persekutuan atau Istana Kehakiman untuk memberi sokongan kepada Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim atas kes rayuannya.

Bila saya tiba, ramai rakan-rakan PKR sudah berhimpun di luar Mahkamah, mereka mengambil gambar, melaung-laungkan slogan dan membuat ucapan.

Ramai pemimpin dan ahli parlimen DAP juga berada di dalam dan di luar bangunan Istana Kehakiman, termasuk Maria Chin, Pengerusi Bersih.

Saya tidak dapat masuk ke kamar mahkamah untuk mendengar perbicaraan kerana kekurangan tempat duduk. Ramai wartawan juga mengadu mereka tidak dapat masuk untuk membuat laporan.

Saya meninggalkan Istana Kehakiman pada 11pagi untuk pergi menghadiri ke Parlimen.

Kes Anwar Ibrahim telah dijadikan tumpuan media tempatan dan dunia antarabangsa. Saya rasa sedih kerana Anwar terpaksa menghadapi percubaan seperti ini pada umur 67 tahun.

Saya berdoa agar keadilan dikembalikan kepada Anwar Ibrahim.

On Oct 7, the de facto law minister Nancy Sukri gave the outrageous parliamentary reply that no action would be taken against Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali over his threat the burn the Malay language Bibles.

Nancy was subsequently heavily and continuously critcised for he reply, especially for saying that the non action was because Ibrahim was defending the sanctity of Islam.

Despite calls for the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General to respond to the public outcry, there was deafening silence until yesterday when the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) issued a long overdue statement saying that it could not prosecute Ibrahim Ali for sedition despite him threatening to burn Malay language Bibles simply because he acted within the confines of the law.

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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim addresses the crowd that has gathered at Universiti Malaya to hear him speak. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, October 27, 2014.

Determined Universiti Malaya (UM) students and supporters ensured that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was able to enter his alma mater tonight to address a crowd of about 2,000 people.

A crowd of about several hundred people earlier forced open the university’s main gate at its Kuala Lumpur/Bangsar entrance and had marched onto the campus grounds to wait for Anwar’s arrival.

Once inside the campus, the crowd swelled as students from the hostels came to join the event.

Anwar was there to speak at the event “40 years: from UM to prison” organised by the elected student body, the UM Undergraduates’ Association (PMUM).

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The Attorney-General Chambers says Datuk Ibrahim Ali was not charged for his call for the burning of Bibles because he was referring to a particular batch of Bibles and not out to create racial tension. – October 27, 2014., taken in conta

The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) today finally broke its silence on its decision not to charge Datuk Ibrahim Ali for his call to burn Bibles with the word “Allah”.

The AGC said Ibrahim’s call for Bibles to be burned must be viewed in its entire context, adding that the Perkasa chief’s statement was aimed at the Bibles distributed to Muslim students of SMK Jelutong in Penang.

“As decided by the court, before a statement is said to have seditious tendencies, the statement must be viewed in the context it was made…

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Media Statement by Teresa Kok, DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, October 25, 2014
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It was reported yesterday that Fahmi Zainol , President of the Universiti Malaya’s Student Council (PMUM), was issued a show cause letter by the Student Affairs Division (HEP) for organising a talk by Anwar Ibrahim entitled “40 Years: From University of Malaya to Jail” .

I do not see any reason that can justify the University’s most illogical decision.

Anwar Ibrahim is an elected representative and the opposition leader of Malaysian Parliament. He is free to speak at ceramahs and talks throughout the country. He has been invited to speak at foreign universities.

What valid and acceptable grounds can there be for the University administration to ban Annuar Ibrahim from giving the talk?

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Semalam (24 Oktober) pagi saya adakan sidang akhbar di kompleks tempat letak kereta yang baru di pusat perniagaan Sri Petaling bersama dengan penduduk dan Persatuan Penduduk Sri Petaling.

Para pemilik kedai di pusat perniagaan Sri Petaling menghadapi masalah kekurangan tempat letak kereta yang serius, khususnya sejak tempat letak kereta di sebelah pasaraya The Store yang boleh muat 400 lebih buah kereta ditutup pada 6 Oktober dan kerja tanah dijalankan.

Persatuan Penduduk dan para peniaga di pusat bandar Sri Petaling juga amat tidak puashati dengan DBKL kerana kompleks letak kereta yang dibina oleh DBKL yang boleh muat beberapa ratus kereta ditutup sejak bangunan itu siap dibina pada akhir tahun lepas.

Kekurangan tempat letak kereta di. Sri Petaling telah menyebabkan ramai orang elak datang ke pusat perniagaan Sri Petaling kerana mereka tidak dapat tempat letak kereta, dan kenderaan mereka diberi saman oleh pegawai DBKL ataupun polis. Perniagaan mereka jatuh dengan drastiknya.

Saya janji saya akan mengikuti kes ini dengan membawanya untuk perhatian Menteri dan Timbalan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan. Saya berharap kompleks tempat letak kereta ini akan dibuka dengan secepat mungkin.

 

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