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. […]
In 1988, the Federal Constitution was amended to introduce a new Article 121 (1A). The whys and wherefores for this amendment will have to be left to be discussed another day. Suffice to say for now that at the time the Bill was debated in Parliament, both Kit Siang and Karpal were in detention under […]
This is the last post in this series. I chanced upon a posting on my Facebook wall by one Syafiqah Othman. I reproduce an excerpt from the same below, and urge you to read her thoughts in full HERE. “See, a lot of Malaysians, especially the conservative Muslims, misunderstand when some Muslims disagree with […]
“Haris, could you explain what you mean by PAS’ hudud? How does God’s hudud, the implementation of which you’ve expressed support for, differ?” – Invictus’s comment to my “Implement hudud? God’s, or man’s? (1)” post. Invictus, I will try to explain, not the hudud of PAS, but that of every self-confessed Muslim who insists that, […]
“Am sure many non-Muslims like me, sorry, do not know if Hudud is something that Allah decreed? Is the command to, for instance, dismember a living person’s limb, his eye, or his finger, found in the holy Quran? Which of us human beings is so high amongst us equals who would be given such a […]
Notwithstanding PAS’s announcement that they will shelve, for now, plans to table a private member’s bill in Parliament in the next sitting with a view to make hudud a reality in Kelantan, the issue still appears to be foremost on the minds of most Malaysians, be they proponents or detractors of this move. I attended […]
Who did it? Did what? Hudud? Wasn’t me? Then who? Those who chose to keep quiet when faced by those who have an agenda to make hudud the order of the day.