Breaking news from Permatang Pauh : Imam Ramlang Porigi – Saya diarahkan…

Posted on August 25, 2008

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This is Ustaz Ramlang Porigi ( in the orange T-shirt and track top ).

He is one of 9 imams at the Masjid Wilayah.

He is the imam who witnessed Saiful Bukhari’s swearing on the Holy Qur’an on 15th August, asserting that he had been sodomised by Anwar.

Imam Ramlan appeared at the PKR ceramah at Padang Ibu, Penanti, in Permatang Pauh at about 11pm last night.

He said that he had not conspired with anyone in relation to Saiful’s ‘swearing on the Qur’an’ episode.

He said that he had been directed by his ‘orang atasan untuk menyaksi sumpahan Saiful’.

He said that he was now facing attacks.

He clarified that he had nothing to do with the preparation of the text of that which Saiful uttered in the course of that ‘swearing on the Qur’an’ episode. He felt that the text might have been prepared by Saiful’s lawyer or someone else.

He then opined that ‘sumpah laknat Saiful adalah atas dirinya sendiri’ and then based on his knowledge, and that if something akin to what Saiful had done ( sumpah mubahalah ) was to be carried out, it had to be after the evidence taking process had been exhausted and in the presence of both parties concerned.

He said that in his experience someone who was steeped in faith, when going through a sumpah mubahalah would display signs of fear. Saiful, he said, showed none of those signs.

In fact, in the course of uttering the recitations, he said, Saiful had made mistakes of pronunciation and the date of the alleged offence.

Finally, he asked that the people of Permatang Pauh would not fault him for this entire episode.

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