Seruan PEMBELA Kepada Para Pengundi PRU 13

Siapa Kami?

Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Pembela Islam (PEMBELA) adalah di antara gabungan utama pertubuhan-pertubuhan NGO yang berkongsi keperihatin dan kepekaan terhadap kedudukan Islam dan Umat Islam di Negara kita khasnya dan kesejahteraan Negara secara amnya. Continue reading

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20 NGO Islam tolak LGBT

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KUALA LUMPUR 5 Jan. – Lebih 20 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam akan mengemukakan beberapa cadangan kepada kerajaan berhubung rujukan syor untuk Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) yang harus dipatuhi oleh setiap negara anggota Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) dalam tempoh terdekat.

Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM), Azril Mohd. Amin berkata, tumpuan cadangan kepada laporan itu lebih menjurus kepada memelihara hak-hak umat Islam di negara ini supaya PBB dapat memberi pertimbangan wajar mengikut perspektif betul berdasarkan syariah dan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

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Islamic NGOs To Submit Proposals Concerning Human Rights To Government

Originally reported here.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Bernama) — Over 20 Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will submit several proposals to the government concerning human rights issues that can threaten the sovereignty of Islam in Malaysia for the universal periodic review (UPR) purposes.

Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association vice-president Azril Mohd Amin said the UPR would give the opportunity to the ruling government in 192 countries, including Malaysia, to declare the actions that could improve human rights in their respective countries.

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Porous Borders and Democratic Processes

It is a consequence of the electronic age that national borders are not what they once were. Political processes devised within older borders, usually remained there and were not a threat to other countries.

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Walking for a good cause

The original report by the Star newspaper appeared here.

OVER 1,000 sporting individuals participated in the ‘Walk for Charity’ organised by Islamic Outreach Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) recently.

The walk, held at Dataran Merdeka, was organised to raise funds for welfare and community activities. The beneficiaries include the Saudara Islam Development Programme, Mosque Tourist Guide Programme, Orphans and the Poor Welfare Sponsorship Programme, the Islamicare Programme for the disabled, Orang Asli Socio-economic Development Programme and the Hospital Visit Programme. Continue reading

Whither ABIM: Quietly and with Persistence

I wrote the following observations last year. It’ been almost 6 months. It’s been a strange season weather-wise.

It’s over for this generation of Islamic activists. We tried and failed, but time is on our side. We must plant the seeds for an Islamic future in the next generation through social change. We must alter the mindset and mentality of people through an Islamic value system. We do this through example and education. We do it quietly and with persistence.”

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Agitating Malay Muslims

This article has been published earlier here.

By Shanon Shah | 03 March 2009 | 

OVER the past year, several Malay-Muslim groups have been in the headlines. From lawsuits filed against the DAP‘s Teresa Kok for allegedly insulting Islam, to campaigns responding to the crisis in Gaza, the defence of Islam and Malay rights has occuppied the national attention, sometimes in frightening ways. Just what are these groups about? What motivates them? And do these non-governmental organisations (NGOs), some of which have mushroomed very quickly overnight, really express the will of the majority of Malay Muslims in Malaysia?

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Expletive Deleted: A Response to Raja Petra Kamaruddin

Malaysiakini commentary : ‘RPK the sailor-man’ riles up ABIM

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) was recently assaulted by Raja Petra Kamaruddin in his Malaysia Today column “No Holds Barred“. A response is in order, with the expletives he has resorted to not included. At threshold, one should note that Muslims and all civilized people are encouraged to rationally and responsibly discuss issues, and discouraged from using inappropriate language. ABIM believes in civilized resolution of conflict, not accusatory statements, especially those without substance and stated in sailor’s language. Continue reading