RUU Hadi akan bawa kesan buruk, kata kumpulan Kristian

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Persekutuan Kristian Malaysia mengeluarkan lembaran fakta RUU 355 dan kenapa perlu membantahnya, serta menggesa rakyat Malaysia melobi ahli Parlimen mereka undi menentang RUU itu. Pengerusi CFM, Eu Hong Sen berkata, cadangan pindaan itu hanya boleh dimulakan kerajaan selepas kajian menyeluruh mengenai kesannya ke atas semua lapisan masyarakat. -- Gambar dipetik dari FMT News

Persekutuan Kristian Malaysia mengeluarkan lembaran fakta RUU 355 dan kenapa perlu membantahnya, serta menggesa rakyat Malaysia melobi ahli Parlimen mereka undi menentang RUU itu. Pengerusi CFM, Eu Hong Sen berkata, cadangan pindaan itu hanya boleh dimulakan kerajaan selepas kajian menyeluruh mengenai kesannya ke atas semua lapisan masyarakat. — Gambar dipetik dari FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Rang undang-undang persendirian untuk meminda Akta Mahkamah Syariah (Bidang Kuasa Jenayah) 1965 atau RUU 355 akan membawa kesan buruk dan menjejaskan prinsip asas keadilan, kebebasan dan hak rakyat Malaysia, kata Persekutuan Kristian Malaysia (CFM).

Merujuk RUU persendirian yang dibawakan Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Pengerusi CFM, Eu Hong Sen berkata, cadangan pindaan itu hanya boleh dimulakan kerajaan selepas kajian menyeluruh mengenai kesannya ke atas semua lapisan masyarakat.

“Mereka perlu membincangkan (pindaan itu) dengan teliti dan bertanggungjawab serta secara terbuka dan jujur, tetapi ini tidak berlaku.

“Pindaan itu tidak patut menjadi domain umat Islam semata-mata. Ia juga tidak seharusnya dilihat sebagai tugas kompulsif umat Islam seperti ditegaskan presiden PAS yang mendakwa ia adalah ‘undang-undang Allah’,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan yang disertakan lembaran fakta mengenai RUU 355.

Dengan mendakwa undang-undang Islam sudah memberi kesan kepada kehidupan orang bukan Islam, CFM memberi contoh beberapa dekad lalu, daripada penggunaan perkataan yang dikhasnya untuk umat Islam dan kontroversi berterusan apa yang “halal” dan sebaliknya.

“Walaupun orang bukan Islam asyik diberi jaminan mereka tidak akan terjejas, ini tidak benar. Read more

Hadi’s Bill no longer just a Muslim issue, Christian group says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) urged all Malaysians today to speak up on a private member’s Bill intending to enhance the Shariah courts’ powers, insisting that it would bring “grave consequences” on everyone.

The Christian umbrella group said the proposed amendments to the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 would affect the fundamental principles of justice, freedoms and rights of all Malaysians.

“As such, they must be thoroughly and responsibly discussed openly and honestly. This has not happened,” CFM chairman Rev Dr Eu Hong Seng said in a statement here.

“The amendments proposed by Datuk Seri Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill should no longer be solely in the domain of Muslims alone or a compulsive duty by Muslims as asserted by the PAS president, even to the extent of claiming this small element of the Shariah as ‘Divine Law’ which it is not.”

The group, which represents over 90 per cent of churches here, said the amendments should only be initiated by Putrajaya after a thorough study of its impact and gravity on Malaysians. Read more

Speak out to stay relevant, minister tells Christians

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Christians make up 9.2 per cent of the country’s population according to the last census in 2010, the third largest religious group after Muslims and Buddhists. — Bernama pic

Christians make up 9.2 per cent of the country’s population according to the last census in 2010, the third largest religious group after Muslims and Buddhists. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 — Christians should be politically active in order to have their opinion heard by Putrajaya, a minister reminded followers of the faith today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low said Christians do not necessarily need to enter politics but must raise their concerns on issues in order to avoid seeing their rights impinged.

“The Christian community, you must be politically relevant. I’m not saying you must form a political party.

“You must be united and your voice must be heard in the corridors of the government,” he said during his speech at the Christian Federation of Malaysia Christmas High Tea today.

Low added that the Christian community should raise its concerns to Putrajaya in order to continue being an important religious community in Malaysia.

“Unless until you are politically relevant, you will not be relevant. I’m not talking about engaging in politics but you should be able to influence policy in a way that reflects the ways of the God Almighty,” he said. Read more

Rejecting hudud a constitutional right, Christian group says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Malaysians across all creeds and cultures are allowed by the Federal Constitution to question, doubt or reject any change in laws or policy, such as the proposal to introduce hudud here, according to the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM).

The group’s chairman Rev. Dr. Eu Hong Seng said as such, Malaysians should not be labelled enemies of Islam or “kafir harbi” for simply expressing their opposition to hudud.

“Hudud is a small part of the Shariah, not even constantly or consistently applied throughout the history of Islam.

“So how can such Malaysians be designated as enemies of Islam?” he asked in a statement.

Eu was referring to the uproar over Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman’s use of the “kafir harbi” label on the DAP and its supporters.

He said called it regrettable that a person holding a state mufti position had thought it acceptable to use such a term in multireligious, multi-racial Malaysia and urged for strong leadership from the federal government to ensure such remarks are not repeated.

“We need an active and pro-active Department of National Unity and National Integration to work hard at maintaining the peace of our nation.

“We are dismayed by the silence over the years as our society is hit by the divisive issues of race and religion,” he said. Read more