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Saya merujuk kepada kenyataan-kenyataan akhbar yang dikeluarkan oleh beberapa pihak seperti Sisters in Islam, AWAM, Majlis Peguam dan beberapa pihak lain yang mempertikaikan pelaksanaan sebatan syariah ke atas tiga orang pesalah syariah wanita baru-baru ini. PPMM hairan kenapa masih ada golongan yang tidak memahami dwi sistem perundangan yang diamalkan di Malaysia. Malah bantahan ini menggambarkan seolah-olah apa sahaja yang dibuat oleh pihak bekuasa berkaitan agama Islam ada sahaja yang tidak kena.
Perlulah ditegaskan sekali lagi di sini bahawa sebatan syariah jauh berbeza dari sebatan sivil. Sebatan syariah tidak mencederakan mahupun melukakan pesalah berbanding dengan sebatan sivil yang meninggalkan parut dan kesan dalam jangka masa dua tahun. Sebatan syariah adalah umpama bapa atau guru yang merotan anak yang telah melakukan kesilapan.
Telah banyak rencana, makalah dan kajian dibuat tentang pelaksanaan hukuman sebat dalam Islam ini diadakan. Malah pelbagai bengkel, seminar dan forum juga digarap ke arah memberi pemafahaman tentang hukuman ini. Tidak ketinggalan juga beberapa demonstrasi sebatan syariah telahpun dibuat namun inisiatif ini langsung tidak diambilkira oleh golongan yang menentang sebatan syariah ini secara membuta tuli.
Dalam perjuangan SIS mendapatkan hak samarata kenapa pula wanita tidak boleh disebat secara syariah sama seperti lelaki? Logiknya, jika semuanya ingin disamaratakan, hukumanpun hendaklah disamaratakan dan tidak mendiskriminasi golongan lelaki. Adakah kesamarataan yang diperjuangkan oleh SIS ini ialah samarata sekiranya memberi manfaat kepada wanita sahaja?
Menggambarkan sebatan syariah adalah zalim dan kejam adalah amat keterlaluan dan tidak mempunyai asas perundangan dan Hukum Syarak. Malah saya percaya pegawai SIS sendiri tidak pernah menyaksikan pelaksanaan sebatan syariah yang dilabelkan sebagai kejam dan zalim itu.
Dalam masa yang sama PPMM bersetuju sebatan sivil itu adalah kejam dan perlu dihapuskan. Sebatan sivil itu juga tidak Islamik. Sebatan yang mencedera dan mengerikan itulah yang patut dihapuskan kerana melanggar hak asasi manusia. Namun sebatan syariah mempunyai falsafahnya yang tersendiri dan berakar umbi dari sumber hukum Islam yang utama seperti Al Quran dan Al Sunnah. Mempertikaikan efektif atau tidaknya hukuman sebatan Islam ini samalah seperti mempertikaikan hikmah dan mukjizat Al Quran dan Rasul Allah saw.
Sebatan yang melanggar hak asasi manusia ialah sebatan sivil bukan sebatan syariah. Malah Resolusi Majlis Peguam yang diluluskan beberapa tahun lepas juga memberi penekanan aspek kekejaman sebatan sivil. Ini adalah kerana sebatan syariah tidaklah sekejam yang digambarkan itu. PPMM percaya ahli-ahli PPMM di dalam Bar Malaysia tidak bersetuju sebatan syariah dihapuskan kerana ia adalah sebahagian dari ajaran agama Islam yang mana Perlembagaan Persekutuan memberi kuasa kepada Dewan Undangan Negeri dan Parlimen bagi Wilayah-Wilayah Persekutuan mengadakan hukuman bagi sebarang kesalahan melanggar perintah agama.
Seksyen 289 Akta Kanun Jenayah yang dirujuk oleh En Ragunath adalah tidak terpakai di mahkamah syariah. Undang-undang yang terpakai di mahkamah syariah bagi pelaksanaan sebatan syariah ialah Akta Tatacara Jenayah Mahkamah Syariah. Oleh yang demikian Presiden Majlis Peguam itu perlulah merujuk kepada Akta tersebut terlebih dahulu (yang juga diluluskan oleh Parlimen) sebelum membuat sebarang komentar. Malaysia adalah sebuah negara unik yang mempunyai dua sistem perundangan dan kedua-dua sistem ini haruslah lengkap melengkapi antara satu sama lain serta menghormati pihak yang satu lagi.
Malaysia adalah sebuah negara yang berdaulat. Adalah menjadi peraturan asas (trite law) bahawa rujukan kepada konvensyen-konvensyen antarabangsa bukanlah nas yang sahih di sudut perundangan negara selagi ia tidak dijadikan undang-undang.
Saya juga menyeru mana-mana hukuman sebatan syariah yang masih lagi belum dilaksanakan sebatan syariah di seluruh negara termasuklah kes Kartika Sari Dewi Sukharnor dilaksanakan dengan kadar segera agar keadilan kepada pesalah syariah itu sendiri dapat dilakukan. PPMM menyokong usaha kerajaan memartabatkan perundangan syariah melalui sebatan syariah bagi pesalah yang telah disabitkan atas kesalahan yang membawa hukuman sebat.
HAJI ZAINUL RIJAL ABU BAKAR
PERSATUAN PEGUAM-PEGUAM MUSLIM MALAYSIA (PPMM)
Bertarikh: 18 Febuari 2010
It is the question that many of us keep asking these days. Is our neighborhood safe?
Several years ago the statistics was that Selangor has the highest snatch thieve cases in Malaysia. And in Selangor, Ampang is the district with the highest rate. And among the many hot-spots in Ampang, Ampang Point seems to be the highest then. At one time when one of our office colleague made a police report when his locked motorbike was stolen in the broad daylight which was parked right in front of the office next to the busy Ampang Point branch of Maybank, the police officer said that they have report of snatch cases, stolen bikes and car window smashed every week.
Snatch cases triple up towards the end or early of the month when people would be carrying extra cash from their salary. We had, in separate incidents, two of our staffs being dragged while holding on to their handbags.
That was then, early in 2000′s. I do not know of the latest statistics.
But we still read in our dailies of robberies and all sort of other crimes happening still, including Ampang. That is despite the latest announcement by the authorities that the street crime rate has dropped by about 13% (?).
During last Raya, while in Terengganu, we read about a house being broke-in during daylight and the only person in the house was a lady. Frustrated with nothing valuable the two robbers raped her. And that happened just the other street from our house.
Two weekends ago, our newly moved-in next door neighbor lost his gas cylinder left at the front porch of his house, despite having the view blocked by their two cars parked under the newly renovated porch. Unfortunately, as we scrolled back our CCTV recording it was not captured – probably the thieve/s use the other side of his gate not covered by our camera.
Such petty theft are becoming norms and being accepted these days – and sometime done by school children (as reported in the paper today – of robbery done while they were in school uniform).
We have a big mango tree just outside our gate. This year it was supposed to be a very good harvest. As usual we would distribute to “all” the neighbors along our row. While it was nice to be able to share with our neighbors (and those who clean the neighborhood – Alam Flora contractors) we were also forced to share with the passersby who would just come and pluck the mangoes (as we could see their behaviour from our CCTV )
Some would purposely come just to steal and run away. There were those who would stand on the seat of their motorcycle to gain the height for the taller fruits. Or the younger ones would come with bicycles, two or three of them would be climbing while the others would be on the look out while others ready with plastic bags under the tree.
Well, it maybe just “curi buah” from the tree by the street and maybe just something small and petty. But are the parents not educating about values?
Something of latest that happened yesterday was told by my kampung friend (read about my “kampunghood” here) married to a former popular actress/singer, who is now also a “kampung-mate” again far away from hometown as we pray together at the same mosque everyday. After having our Jumaat prayer, as I was about to share with him about his former classmate that I just managed to get in touch via my other blog (sulaimanian.wordpress.com), he was eargerly wanting to tell me what had just happened to his son in the morning.
The lad who is waiting for his SPM result was walking from his house to his work place and was stopped by a policeman. After being asked for identification, the policeman asked him to follow pillion on the bike to the police station. For the innocent boy, this seemed to be genuine, as the policeman was having intermittent noise coming from his walkie-talkie.
Instead of going to the nearby police station – which is just a few hundred meters away, the guy passed the station and stopped at a quiet back lane further away and start wanting for more. Took his phone. But luck was with the boy – probably from the prayers of their parents who never miss the jemaah at Masjid Hidayah Kg Pandan Dalam and also his grandfather whom I remember always prayed with us at Surau Lorong Mok Pe those days. An alert civic-minded man drove by and stopped. Noticing something not right he went to them and start asking. While the policeman now tried to fend off by giving excuses that it was just a family matter, the smart thinking boy gave a facial signal to the man.
Sensing the man’s move, the bogus policeman sped up his motorbike and thus saved my friend’s son only to loose his phone and IC. And a police report was made.
But back to the initial question I started with, is our neighborhood safe? We hardly hear about theft when I was growing up at the government quarters then. We never lock our bikes – let alone have our doors and windows fixed with steel grills. But it is so common nowadays. Report on stolen bikes are now just for statistic purpose.
This morning while driving to our favorite jogging place at 7.30 we had to swerved our car on a quite street of Taman Ampang Utama to avoid hitting a drunken man sleeping on the road. I then called the nearby police station, which I always do when I notice something that should be reported while driving and I have the number in my phone all the time. The officer answering my call gave me a surprise reply. “Oh, orang Korea yang mabuk tu! Kita orang dah suruh dia balik pukul 5 pagi tadi”
Imagine, that drunken Korean has been there for over two hours and nobody bother!
[Just a side-track: Ampang is now crowded with Koreans, with thousands of them. There are not less than 5 Korean grocery stores in the neighborhood, about 20 eateries, more than 5 churches. They have their own workshop operated by Koreans. And they even have their own security patrol unit and community commuter van service provided for their people. There are not less than 7 vans - clearly labeled - but LPKP may have given then special permit???]
Wajar diselidiki lanjut sejauhmana kesahihan laporan ini. Dan jika ianya benar-benar berkesan, ianya satu kaedah yang murah dan kita juga boleh mengambil tindakan perlu sebagai langkah pencegahan.
(NaturalNews) In a gathering of vitamin D researchers recently held in Toronto, Dr. Cedric Garland delivered a blockbuster announcement: Breast cancer can be virtually “eradicated” by raising vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D is “the cure” for breast cancer that the cancer industry ridiculously claims to be searching for. The cure already exists! But the breast cancer industry simply refuses to acknowledge any “cure” that doesn’t involve mammography, chemotherapy or high-profit pharmaceuticals.
Vitamin D is finally gaining some of the recognition it deserves as a miraculous anti-cancer nutrient. It is the solution for cancer prevention. It could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year in the U.S. alone. Even Dr. Andrew Weil recently raised his recommendation of vitamin D to 2,000 IU per day.
This is the vitamin that could destroy the cancer industry and save millions of women from the degrading, harmful cancer “treatments” pushed by conventional medicine. No wonder they don’t want to talk about it! The cancer industry would prefer to keep women ignorant about this vitamin that could save their breasts and their lives.
Below I’m reprinting the full statement from Dr. Cedric Garland following the Vitamin D conference recently held in Toronto.
Statement from Dr. Cedric Garland
Breast cancer is a disease so directly related to vitamin D deficiency that a woman’s risk of contracting the disease can be ‘virtually eradicated’ by elevating her vitamin D status to what vitamin D scientists consider to be natural blood levels.
That’s the message vitamin D pioneer Dr. Cedric Garland delivered in Toronto Tuesday as part of the University of Toronto School of Medicine’s “Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency” conference – the largest gathering of vitamin D researchers in North America this year. More than 170 researchers, public health officials and health practitioners gathered at the UT Faculty club for the landmark event.
Garland’s presentation headlined a conference that reviewed many aspects of the emerging vitamin D research field – a booming discipline that has seen more than 3,000 academic papers this calendar year alone, conference organizers said. That makes vitamin D by far the most prolific topic in medicine this year, with work connecting it with risk reduction in two dozen forms of cancer, heart disease, multiple scleroses and many other disorders.
Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at University of Toronto, and Director of the Bone and Mineral Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital, organized the event in conjunction with Grassroots Health – an international vitamin D advocacy group founded by breast cancer survivor Carole Baggerly.
Baggerly implored the research group to take action and encourage Canadians to learn more about vitamin D and to raise their vitamin D levels.
An estimated 22,700 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, according to the Canadian Cancer Society’s latest figures.
As much as 97 percent of Canadians are vitamin D deficient at some point in the year, according to University of Calgary research – largely due to Canada’s northerly latitudes and weak sun exposure. Sunshine is by far the most abundant source of vitamin D – called ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ – with salmon and fortified milk being other sources. Vitamin D supplementation helps raise levels for many as well.
Grassroots Health’s “D-action” panel – 30 of the world’s leading researchers on vitamin D and many other vitamin D supporters – recommend 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily and vitamin D blood levels of 100-150 nanomoles-per-liter as measured by a vitamin D blood test.
Masalah Teknikal Punca KD Tunku Abdul Rahman Tidak Boleh Menyelam
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Feb (Bernama) — Panglima Tentera Laut Jen Laksamana Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar mengesahkan terdapat kerosakan teknikal pada kapal selam pertama negara KD Tunku Abdul Rahman yang menyebabkan ia tidak boleh menyelam.
Beliau berkata kerosakan mekanikal itu dikesan pada 17 Jan lepas ketika kerja penyelenggaraan dilakukan di Pangkalan Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) di Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah.
“Kerosakan itu melibatkan bahagian yang menyalurkan tekanan air keluar masuk yang menyebabkan kapal itu gagal untuk dilancarkan ke bawah permukaan air,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas Majlis Penyampaian Watikah Pelantikan Anggota Majlis Latihan Khidmat Negara (MLKN) di sini Khamis.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas laporan sebuah akhbar berbahasa Inggeris Rabu yang melaporkan kapal selam pertama negara itu gagal menyelam berikutan masalah teknikal yang dialami sejak tiga bulan lepas.
Abdul Aziz berkata berikutan kerosakan itu,kapal selam yang tiba secara rasmi di perairan negara pada 3 Sept tahun lepas dinasihat untuk tidak menyelam kerana dikhuatiri membahayakan.
“Kerosakkan itu hanyalah kerosakan kecil dan kini sedang dibaik pulih oleh kontraktor yang dilantik, alat gantinya sudah diperoleh dan kerja menyelenggara sedang dilakukan,” katanya.
Abdul Aziz berkata KD Tunku Abdul Rahman turut mengalami kerosakan sebelum Pameran Aeroangkasa dan Maritim Antarabangsa Langkawi (Lima) akhir tahun lepas yang melibatkan kerosakan kecil di bahagian sistem penyejuk air laut.
“Kerosakan yang dialami tidak mengganggu sistem utama kapal selam itu, bagaimanapun kami tetap memandang serius perkara itu,” katanya.
Beliau berkata kontraktor yang dilantik memberi jaminan ia akan pulih minggu depan dan sebaik selesai, kapal itu akan memulakan latihan ujian perairan tropika pada 18 Feb ini.
KD Rahman atau Scorpene merupakan kapal selam jenis tempur konvensional yang berkemampuan membawa 10 torpedo dan 30 pemusnah periuk api itu, mampu beroperasi mengawasi perairan negara pada kedalaman 100 hingga 200 meter.
Antara kelengkapan Scorpene ialah enam tiub peluru berpandu yang boleh dilancarkan serentak iaitu peluru berpandu anti kapal permukaan dan torpedo anti kapal selam.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
The Statement of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) On the Use of Full Body Scanners for Security at the Airports and Other Places
(Issued on February 9, 2010)
The Full Body Security Scanners (also called Nude-body scanners) are being installed at various airports in United States and Europe. Several human rights and religious groups have expressed their concerns and disapproval of such scanners on the grounds of violation of privacy and human dignity. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) emphasizes that a general and public use of such scanners is against the teachings of Islam, natural law and all religions and cultures that stand for decency and modesty.
It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women. Islam highly emphasizes ‘haya’ (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Qur’an has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts. Human beings are urged to be modest in their dress. See Holy Quran, 7:26-27; 24:30-31; 33:59. Exception to
this rule can be made in case of extreme necessity, such as medical treatment, to investigate a crime or in a situation of imminent danger. There must be a compelling case for the necessity and the exemption to this rule must be proportional to the demonstrated need.
FCNA fully supports the necessary measures for the safety and protection of all passengers. It is, however, deeply concerned about the use of nude body scanners for this purpose. FCNA recommends that instead of producing and displaying a picture of the body,
software should be designed to produce only the picture of questionable materials on an outline of the body. Further, other technologies could be used that detect the presence of explosives without infringing on modesty as some European leaders have pointed out.
FCNA appreciates the alternate provision of pat-down search (when needed) and therefore recommend to Muslims to avail this option over the nude body scanners.
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It has been a while that this Sulaimanian blog was not updated (two weeks now). The pain was too much after knowing that the historic row of shop-houses at Keda Payang (Jalan Bandar) being demolished. As Awang Goneng said it well in Earth-Trembling Barbarism and Mabuk Kepayang, I was rather speechless or actually “hilang habis mood nak menaip”.
The final row of historic 100-years old concrete (not the shabby wooden one eh) shoplot at Keda Payang is now gone FOREVER!!! One cannot rebuilt it with whatever technology they have today. Even if they do – it will be a new one – a value void. What more when the new one is alien to the cultural and historical values of the town.
Six months ago, the traders along the row of Jalan Bandar and Jalan Banggol were issued a notice to evacuate the premise – just when they were preparing for the Raya sales. Together with the traders, we set-up the Action Committee (Badan Bertindak Peniaga Jalan Bandar dan Jalan Banggol) [Read our protest]. We only managed to voice out our protest and to delay the evacuation notice – well and good for the traders (I am happy to be able to do that little things for them). (Read – the justification why a 30-days notice was such hooligan idea)
But we were unable to stop the ultimate demolition by the hooligans who things development must destroy strongly built structure and replace with sans historical values. Never had they learn the many “monetary motivated” projects that had collapsed or poorly built (especially in Terengganu). All their justifications to demolish the area does not stand at all. (read more: here)
I would be ashamed if those involved in the hooligan decision to destroy whatever heritage under the name of Heritage Board (Lembaga Tabung Warisan Amanah Negeri Terengganu) are Sulaimanians (shame shame on you!!!). (Read how a 14th year old girl values heritage) As that should not be the way we value culture, heritage and history. (also read Pokku’s article here)
But then our school had also faced similar destruction. An old building which was part of Sultan Sulaiman’s palace area given for the school that were later used as the scout den where we had our gatherings and meetings.
I was shocked after visiting the school many years ago to see the historical building is gone FOREVER !!! Replaced with a sans value water tower.We do not oppose the need to build such a water reservoir but is that the only location they can build it? With such a large 44.4 acres of land area the school have – why must it be there?
The building has its historical value. Picture below shows His Highness Almarhum Sultan Sulaiman photo session after greeting the group of business entourage from China and some local Chinese traders (including the three Al-Yunani’s) with the “scout den” as the background. The fact that the building was used as the backdrop to treatised the end of their meeting shows the significant of the building. Also seen in the picture were Almarhum Sultan Ali (then as a boy sitting next to his father) and Almarhum Sultan Ismail (then Tengku Paduka).
One has to see the building to appreciate. The flooring was with such a beautiful floral “mosaic/tile” that one can never find anymore. The carving in the interior, the unique carving on the roof top, and amazingly not a single piece of the wood used for the building show its age. The only damage one can see then (when the scout took over for its den) were the broken roof tiles which we then collected some money in the early 70s and had it repaired.
Why must our sans value development be made in the expense of our heritage and historical memorials?