Kenyataan Media CENTHRA 12 November 2014

PENDIRIAN BERHUBUNG KEPUTUSAN PENGHAKIMAN ENAKMEN JENAYAH SYARIAH NEGERI SEMBILAN (SEKSYEN 66)

Hujah-hujah penghakiman ringkas yang dikemukakan oleh Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan, Dato’ Mohd Hishamudin Yunus pada 7 November lalu pada memutuskan bahawa Seksyen 66, Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Negeri Sembilan 1992 sebagai tidak keperlembagaan (unconstitutional) telah memeranjatkan banyak pihak sama ada di kalangan ahli-ahli agama, para pengamal undang-undang termasuk juga pemimpin masyarakat Islam tanahair. Keseluruhan hujah-hujah penghakiman Dato’ Mohd Hishamudin Yunus telah disandarkan pada tafsiran terpilih dan terhad beliau terhadap Bahagian Kedua Perlembagaan Persekutuan – Kebebasan Asasi – meliputi Perkara 5 (Kebebasan Diri), Perkara 8 (Kesamarataan), Perkara 9 (Kebebasan Bergerak) dan Perkara 10 (Kebebasan Bercakap). Continue reading

UNHRC Resolution on SOGI

It may (or may not) be true that a free and fair election is vital to the proper control of human leadership. However, the recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on sexual deviation cannot be accepted on that basis.

A little-recognized fact of historical precedence was in 423 CE, when the Emperor Constantine convened the First Council of Nicaea and ordered them to come up with a unified theology that he could impose fully on his subjects. At that Council, the so-called “divinity of Jesus” was established by a vote of 60%, while 40% of the collected religious leaders (priests, etc.) did not agree to propagate the doctrine that Jesus was the Son of God.

Continue reading