Sep 17, 2008


Muslims groups and the highly regarded Mufti of Perlis (A Mufti is the highest appointed Islamic official in a state) have spoken out against the detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA), saying that religious issues were best dealt with by the religious authorities.

Two mosques have also come out on behalf of jailed opposition MP Teresa Kok, saying that she had no role and was not involved to ask them to tone down the call to prayer. Malaysiakini reported that the mosque committee leaders of Seri Serdang and Kota Damansara in Selangor have come forward to say that it was not Ms Kok who told them to tone down the volume of their loudspeakers. They said she had never set foot in the Mosque and the other Mosque stopped using loudspeakers because the system was struck by lightning.

Perlis Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin criticized the arrest of Raja Petra, Teresa Kok and Tan Hoon Cheng. "Disallowing a person the opportunity to defend himself is wrong" he told The Star on Monday.

The Muslims Professionals Forum said the authorities should counter any anti-islam arguments, and only "in the extreme, the authorities may take someone to the Syariah court". The use of the ISA is excessive, inhumane and runs counter to islam's principle of justice" it said.

One of the biggest local Muslim groups, Petubuhan Jemaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) called on the government to release Raja Petra and Teresa Kok. "The act of throwing accusations without any proof is "HARAM" from the point of Islamic Law", said JIM deputy president Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh.



Anonymous said...

I have confirmed info from sources that there are plans to detain Anwar between tonight and Saturday which is being mentioned and highlighted by sjs throughout MT

Hawkeye, please get this information out to all our blogger comrades.

Unknown said...

Yes man, this is also my expectation and was just discussing with another fellow of strategy that tonight they will make the move.

All this are counter measure to prevent the PKR from coming on.

Anonymous said...

Bro, I'll be in KL this Thursday night thru Sun and already got in touch with Bernard & Haris. We need to meet and catch up.

Take care & God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Have heard there are talks going on between PKR and BN people to put a stop to this ISA actions.

If they arrest Anwar it will be the end of BN as the people and the world will crush them.

Donplaypuks® said...

Whichever scenario you look at, the BN Govt is doomed.

If they arrest DSAI under ISA or call for Emergency Rule, the international pressure will topple them, as like Pakistan, they will be forced to call for fresh elections.

So, victory is assured. It is only a question of time. So, Patience is a great virtue!

Unknown said...

hi anon, hi donplaypuks,

ok your words are comforting, the people in general just want to avoid any civil unrest.
However if they take drastic actions than they are going to initiate the people's uprising.