Kenyataan Media Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) 26 Disember 2012 bersamaan 12 Safar 1434

Isu penggunaan kalimah ‘Allah’: DAP digesa menghormati keluhuran Perlembagaan serta proses undang-undang.

Dilaporkan di dalam Malaysiakini.

Di dalam perutusan perayaan Hari Krismas YAB Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, YAB Lim Guan Eng yang juga Setiausaha Agung DAP telah menggesa Kerajaan Persekutuan yang diterajui oleh Barisan Nasional supaya membenarkan penganut Kristian menggunakan perkataan ‘Allah’ dalam Alkitab versi Bahasa Malaysia bagi merujuk kepada amalan agama mereka. Continue reading

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Southeast Asia: Latest battleground over LGBT rights

Originally published here.

An upcoming human rights declaration by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has become the latest battleground over rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

On one side, the vice president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia says his country could not accept including LGBT rights in an ASEAN declaration about human rights. Lawyer Azril Mohd Amin said in a letter to the Malaysiakini newspaper website that LGBT rights are a “secular fallacy, perpetrated by the United Nations, that human beings may do as they please,” Gay Star News reported.

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