Archive for January, 2010

High Court Judgment on Herald Case: Concise (Verbatim) Summary PDF Download Inside

January 20, 2010

The High Court judgment on the Herald Case by Justice Datuk Lau Bee Lan  is a model of clear analysis and sober reasoning. There is no evasion as the judge pin-points the fundamental issues of the dispute and addresses them one by one. It deserves a closer reading by the wider public. At least, the wider public should familiarize themselves with the High Court judgment so that they will be in a position to evaluate the Court of Appeal judgment when it comes out.

Given below is a concise (basically verbatim) summary of the judgment. Read to discern and discriminate the real issues of  truth and justice. (more…)

High Court Judgment on Allah controversy: Home Minister Wrong in Four Crucial Areas

January 17, 2010

High Court Judgment: Home Minister Wrong in Four Crucial Areas

The High Court ruling on the Allah controversy on 31 Dec 2009  by the learned judge, Lau Bee Lan is a model of acute and coherent reasoning. The learned judge’s  57-page judgment found the government wrong in four crucial areas :

1) The Home Minister’s ban is illegal

2) The Home Minister’s ban is unconstitutional

3) The Home Minister’s ban is irrational

4) The Home Minister’s claim that the ban was to safeguard public security and order is without merit (more…)

Court Case Over Confiscation of VCDs With Word ‘Allah’

January 11, 2010

Another Allah Case Goes Before High Court Tomorrow

MySinChew 11 Jan 2010 LINK

KUALA LUMPUR 11 Jan – The High Court is scheduled to hear an application tomorrow brought by a Sarawakian bumiputra Christian for the return of eight CD’s containing contain the word Allah which she claimed were wrongfully confiscated by the government about two years ago.

Lawyers for Jill Ireland binti Lawrence Bill, 29, a Melanau native Bumiputra from Sarawak said she is suing the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein and the Government of Malaysia. (more…)

CFM, NECF MPF Press Statements on Firebomb attacks on Malaysian Churches

January 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE
CFM STRONGLY CONDEMNS FIRE-BOMBING OF CHURCHES LINK

The Christian Federation of Malaysia strongly and unreservedly condemns the violent attacks and attempted ones of fire-bombing several churches in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya in the early hours of this morning (8 January 2010).

We are against such actions that seek to intimidate people and also to rend the fabric of peace and goodwill in our country. (more…)

Muslim Protests After Mosque Prayers. Three Churches Attacked with Firebombs.

January 8, 2010

Three Churches Confirmed Hit
MALAY MAIL  Friday, January 8th, 2010 LINK

PETALING JAYA: Three churches in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur were allegedly targeted by arsonists in an attack from midnight till early this morning.

In the first incident, the administrative office of the Metro Tabernacle Church at a shoplot in Desa Melawati, Hulu Kelang was partially destroyed in a fire about midnight. Witnesses claimed to have seen men on motorcycles flinging “flaming objects” into the premises. (more…)