5th January 2009
Dr James Jemut Masing.....I Salute You!
Datuk Seri Dr James Jemut Masing the Land Development Minister today became the first Iban leader/Minister that comes forward to defend the Catholic Herald in the usage of the word Allah in it publication.
In defending the court rulings, Dr James warns UMNO and PAS not to get involve in settling the issue because according to him, they hyave the tendency to be biased and may use the issue to champion their own politic agenda,
He further added that it is only natural that UMNO and PAS will be siding muslims while the others side non-muslim, and this can mar the unity and harmony in this country.
"Please note that the sensitivity of this issue rests on both muslims and non-muslims alike. Home Ministry should not appeal on this (case) because that would mean political interference" said Dr James when referred to UMNO and PAS in politicising the issue.
Let Religious Bodies Deal with the Issus
Masing also reminds both UMNO and PAS not to mix politics and religion but let the religious bodies or the inter-faith council to resolve the issues.
In the related issues, yesterday the Home Ministry filed an appeal against the High Court ruling that the word Allah can be used by the Catholic Herald, and today it will file an application for a stay of eexecution of the court order.
For those who knows Malaysian Judicial system well can predict the outcome of both of the appeals!
Where Are the Rest Of Iban and Kadazan Leaders
Where are the rest of the Iban and kadazan leaders such as Alfred/Alfraid Jabu, Bennard Dompok and Pairin Kitingan ?
I urge all Malaysian Christians to stand up and be prepared to fight against the unfavourable court ruling!
Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban