Archive for Januari 11, 2013
The purpose of the Malaysian Bar shall be –
(a) to uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or that of its members, uninfluenced by fear or favour;
(b) to maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Malaysia;
(c) to facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others;
(d) where requested so to do, to express its view on matters affecting legislation and the administration and practice of the law in Malaysia;
(e) to represent, protect and assist members or of the legal profession in Malaysia and to promote in any proper manner the interests of the legal profession in Malaysia;
(f) to establish libraries and to acquire or rent premises to house the libraries and offices of the Malaysian Bar or amenities for the use of members either alone or in conjunction with any other body or society;
(g) to protect and assist the public in all matters touching ancillary or incidental to the law;
(h) to make provision for or assist in the promotion of a scheme whereby impecunious persons may be represented by advocates and solicitors;
(i) to award prizes and scholarships and to establish and subsidise lecturership in educational institutions in subjects of study relating to law;
(j) to grant pecuniary or other assistance to any association, institute, board or society in Malaysia in the interest of the legal profession or of the law students;
(k) to afford pecuniary and other assistance to members or former members of the Malaysian Bar and to the wives, widows, children and other dependants, whether of members, former members or deceased members who are in need of any such assistance;
(l) to promote good relations and social intercourse amongst members and between members and other persons concerned in the administration of law and justice in Malaysia;
(m) to encourage, establish and maintain good relations with professional bodies of the legal profession in other countries and to participate in the activities of any local or international association and become a member thereof; and
(n) to establish a Compensation Fund.
Anwar sengaja tak mahu bangkitkan semula isu ini kerana takut hilang undi Melayu. Sebab itu, setelah melakukan kira-kira politik, Anwar rasa Guan Eng adalah orang paling afdal nak bangkitkan semula isu ini. Lebih sesuai.
Menurut survey semasa, Anwar perlu lebih kurang 220,000 lagi undi di Sabah untuk memenangi beberapa kawasan Parlimen dan 7 DUN untuk PKR. Anwar nampak peluang ini boleh diperoleh dengan membawa semula isu kalimah Allah. Walaupun berdepan dengan risiko hilang sedikit undi Melayu, Anwar tidak peduli. Anwar yakin, Pas boleh perbetul keadaan menjelang PRU nanti.
Anwar mahu isu saman Jill Ireland, anak Melanau yang jadi ahli SIB di bangkitkan semula bagi menarik perhatian penganut Kristian di Sabah dan Sarawak.
Jill, a member of the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church, had sued the ministry for confiscating her personal collection of CDs at the airport in 2008 simply because they bore the word “Allah”.
The 29-year-old ethnic Melanau had demanded that the CDs — titled: “Cara Hidup Dalam Kerajaan Allah”, “Cara Menggunakan Kunci Kerajaan Allah”, “Ibadah Yang Benar Dalam Kerajaan Allah” and “Hidup Benar Dalam Kerajaan Allah” — be returned despite the ministry’s claim to her that the items were a threat to national security.
The “Allah” storm was reignited recently when Lim Guan Eng, secretary-general of the opposition DAP, raised the controversial issue in his Christmas message urging the federal government to lift its ban on the word published in the Malay bibles shipped into Sabah and Sarawak, who form the bulk of Malaysia’s 9.2 per cent Christian population.
In response, MAIS revealed on Tuesday that Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin had called for an emergency meeting with state Islamic religious officials to bar non-Muslims from using the Arabic word for god.
The statement from the state’s highest Islamic authority came despite a High Court ruling in December 2009 that the word “Allah” was not restricted to Muslims and the Catholic Church had the right to publish the word in the Malay section of its weekly newspaper Herald.
But despite the Selangor Sultan’s decree, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) confirmed on Tuesday its stand on the controversy, insisting that Islam does not prohibit others from using the word.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang told a joint press conference with PR leaders in Petaling Jaya that Christians and other non-Muslim communities should not abuse the word to spread confusion among Muslims but this did not mean they were not allowed to use the word.
Dengan sokongan penuh Pas, Anwar ada lesen besar nak main isu apa sekali pun. Janji dapat undi.