"Ya Tuhanku ampunilah aku, rahmatilah aku,
perbaikilah aku, angkatlah darjatku, berilah aku rezeki, pimpinlah aku, afiatkanlah aku dan maafkanlah aku."

Gereja bantah jurnalis Al-Islam ludah air suci tapi Ghani Patail kata takpe

Majalah Al-islam sebelum ini, khususnya sewaktu berada di bawah supervision Astora Jabat, kerap membuat artikel kontroversi yang mengutuk dan mempersenda PAS. Terkini, pihak gereja membantah tindakan jurnalis Al-Islam. Keratan akhbar dan ulasan disertakan.

AG should explain why journalists were not prosecuted: Pakiam

Friday, 05 March 2010 07:49am

The Sun Tan Yi LiangKUALA LUMPUR (March 4, 2010):

The Attorney-General should explain why he decided not to prosecute two Al-Islam reporters for desecrating a Catholic rite, said Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam.

"I appeal to the Attorney-General to explain the decision not to take further action in the Al-Islam journalists' case. An explanation should be given to the complainants and clarification to the church authorities," said Pakiam, who referred to the incident last year.

"It appears the instructions of no further action implies and conveys the message that no crime has been committed, despite an admission by the journalist that they had desecrated the Holy Communion. There are sufficient provisions in the Penal Code for this purpose," he added.

In May 2009, two reporters, including a Muhd Ridwan Abdul Jalil @ Erwanz from the Malay-language magazine Al-Islam wrote an article on their attempts to investigate a rumour that Malay youths were converting to Catholicism. Though their report states that the allegations were untrue, the two had taken the Holy Communion wafer given to them and then spat it out and photographed it.

This prompted a police report by a Catholic, KS Sudhagaran Stanley against the two under Section 298A (1) of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.This report was subsequently dismissed by the A-G's Chambers as requiring "no further action", and the announcement was made through the Dang Wangi police station on Feb 25.

In a statement, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the reporters had acted through "sheer ignorance". He said the police investigation had revealed that they had gone to St Anthony's Church at Puduraya to verify allegations that Muslims were being converted into Christianity and the use of the word "Allah". Their observations showed that such allegations were not true." -tamat-

Pihak gereja membantah keras tindakan jurnalis Al-Islam yang meludah keluar atau memuntahkan air suci mereka lalu merakamnya. Ghani Patail pula memberi isyarat bahawa ini hanyalah isu kecil yang tidak menganggu sensitiviti sesiapa. Tindakan Ghani Patail ini seolah-olah memberi isyarat merbahaya bahawa ianya ok.

Takutlah kamu semua kepada Allah dan janganlah kamu menzalimi penganut mana-mana agama.


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