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The Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi should turn himself in over his insensitive remarks on Twitter. This was in reference to the DAP lawmaker’s “adios” tweet following the death of PAS spiritual leader Haron Din.

Of course, Ooi has his defence that saying “adios” is somehow polite. Some of his defenders have gone so far as to linguistically link the phrase to Greek, for some awkward reason. They even went as far as using a screenshot of a tabloid front cover published back in September 1997 on the funeral of Princess Diana.

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KUCHING, Sept 19 — Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) will remain opposed to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill on the Shariah courts when he re-tables it in Parliament, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg said today.

“Our previous position in opposing the Bill still stands. We have not changed our stand on the hudud law,” he told reporters after receiving a courtesy call from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) councillors from Padawan Municipal Council and Kuching South City Council at his office here.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Lim Kit Siang suggested today that Pakatan Harapan consider holding snap elections in Selangor, claiming that the Election Commission’s (EC) constituency redelineation proposals have “butchered” the state’s map.

The DAP parliamentary leader said the current fifth constituency redelineation was making voter disparity in electoral constituencies greater than ever before.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will be re-tabling his Private Member’s Bill which seeks to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sitting next month.

The Star Online reported the Islamist party president confirmed that he will once again put in the motion after having done it on the last day of the previous Parliament sitting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 SEP: DAP menyatakan rasa kesal dengan kenyataan tidak sensitif Ahli Parlimen Jelutong, Jeff Ooi berhubung kembalinya ke rahmatullah Mursyidul-Am PAS, Allahyarham Datuk Dr Haron Din.

Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng dalam kenyataannya turut melahirkan rasa kesal terhadap ahli keluarga yang tersinggung dengan kenyatan Jeff di laman sosial Twitter lewat petang semalam.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — Datuk Dr Haron Din was so venerated for his religious healings that his work sparked urban legends claiming that the PAS spiritual adviser had transported jinns by bus.

Haron died at the age of 76 yesterday at the Stanford University Hospital in California while undergoing treatment for a heart problem.

Among the Malay-Muslim community, Haron will be remembered for his work as a leading religious healer and alternative medicine practitioner. People used to go to his Bangi clinic not just for spiritual problems like demonic possessions, but also for physical illnesses, including cancer, because they believed in the power of his prayer.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — Political leaders across the political divide expressed today their condolences to the family of the late PAS spiritual advisor Datuk Dr Haron Din who died from a heart complication in the US.

DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said the party still recognises Haron contributions as an important political leader despite political differences.

“DAP expresses its sympathies and condolences to the family of Allahyarham Datuk Dr Haron Din on his passing this morning,” the DAP parliamentary leader said in a statement.

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Petang ini saya menyertai “Walk of Faiths in Friendship” di Taman Tasik di Shah Alam. Ia dianjurkan oleh beberapa persatuan dan guru agama di Selangor. Saya berjumpa beberapa ustaz, guru agama dan paderi Katolik.

Saya difahamkan ini ialah kali ke-5 program “interfaith” diadakan pada Hari Malaysia. Ia dihadiri oleh beberapa ratus peserta daripada pelbagai agama,

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