Ties that bind Islam and Moderation

Note: Joint statement by Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar, president, Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia; Tuan Musa Awang, president, Persatuan Peguam Syarie Malaysia; and Azril Mohd Amin, chief executive, Centre For Human Rights Research & Advocacy. Published in the New Straits Times, and reported in BERNAMA

HAVING read the letter written by the 25 eminent people entitled “Need for Consultative Process” in an English newspaper dated Dec 8, we, a group comprising concerned bodies and on behalf of our members, felt compelled to respond to the disturbing statements raised in the said letter. Continue reading

Memorandum daripada Sekretariat Mendaulatkan Islam Sebagai Agama Persekutuan

[Nota] Berikut adalah Memorandum daripada Sekretariat Mendaulatkan Islam Sebagai Agama Persekutuan berhubung isu penyalahgunaan nama “Allah” yang telah diserahkan kepada Penyimpan Mohor Besar Raja-Raja Melayu bersempena Mesyuarat Majlis Raja-raja Yang ke-231 yang telah diadakan pada 27 Februari 2013 untuk penelitian dan titah Duli-duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja-Raja Melayu. Untuk maklumat terkini kes nama “Allah’ di peringkat Mahkamah Rayuan, sila baca di sini. Continue reading

A brief response to MCCBCHST’s Statement

Haji Abdul Rahim Sinwan & Azril Mohd Amin, Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia

This is the unedited version – please excuse any errors.

It is with regret that we must respond to the statement issued by the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) on 5th February 2013. A number of misleading points were made in the statement and this has caused gross misinterpretation of several pertinent aspects on the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation. Continue reading