I would like to first refer to two very important court decisions in the late 80’s, to lend a context to what I want to say. First, the case of Jamaluddin Othman @ Jeshua Jamaluddin. A Malay, and presumably born in a Muslim family, Jamaluddin renounced Islam, embraced Christianity as his faith, and took the name Jeshua. […]
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Whoever voluntarily obstructs any public servant in the discharge of his public functions, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand ringgit, or with both – Section 186, Penal Code ( Revised 1997 ). This was the charge under which […]
Update on 7/12/2007 : Ampang has been written to. Update on 5/12/2007 : Ulu Langat & Tambun have been written to. Update on 4/12/2007 : Rasah, Pasir Gudang, Santubong & Gombak have been written to. Update on 3/12/2007 : Ipoh Timor, Subang, Bukit Bendera & Kelana Jaya have been written to. Update on 2/12/2007 : […]
Pak Lah and his merry men want to make sure Rashid runs one more election for them. Yes, the next election that we are expecting any time soon. Rashid is due to retire on 31st December, 2007. The move to extend Rashid’s term for another year could mean either that the elections will only be held […]
Please be clear that I am referring to Article 121(1) and not Article 121(1A). After the decision of the High Court in Moorthy’s (the Everest hero) case in December, 2005, there was an outcry by non-Muslims to amend Article 121(1A). Quite naturally, Muslims reacted to this, demanding that Article 121 (1A) not be interfered with. […]
In a comment posted, johnleemk observed : ‘I find it shocking that none of the Opposition MPs criticised this, let alone voted against it. The travesty of justice is very apparent’. Whilst I completely agree with those observations, including that regarding Rais, I think it is absolutely important that we fully appreciate the modus adopted […]