Interfaith buka puasa in PJ mosque a hit

Source: The Malaysian Insight

Interfaith buka puasa in PJ mosque a hit

Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz hosted a buka puasa today which many non-Muslims found an eye-opener. – The Malaysian Insight pic, June 4, 2018.

A MOSQUE in Petaling Jaya hosted a multi-faith breaking of fast today and 100 residents attended what some described as an “eye-opener” event.

Among the attendees were church goers who said they never went near Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz because they thought they were not welcomed.

Stephanie Yong, 26, said she has never entered a mosque because of fears that she might not be allowed in. Today’s event, she said, opened her eyes on Islam.

She thought the patrons would be reserved and non-approachable.

“But it turns out that they were so welcoming and excited to have us there just as I was.

“They were friendly, approachable, giving and eager to share with everyone,”  she told The Malaysian Insight. Read more

TPP : Five Questions to Malaysian MPs – Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz

Source: FMT News

The Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM) filed a Judicial Review seeking a court order to stop Putrajaya from signing the TPPA on the basis that the agreement would cause adverse effects on the sovereignty of the Federal Constitution and our domestic legislation.

FMT News file pic

FMT News file pic

BY MUHAMMAD FAISAL ABDUL AZIZ

Finally, after more than two years of mystery, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement- “America’s biggest secret” has been revealed to the public following persuasions by the NGOs and coalition group #bantahTPPA.

Public protests, awareness campaigns and conventions have been organized time and again but none of them have succeeded in opening the eyes of the Malaysian government to the concerns of the general public on the new trade regime. This prompted the group led by Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM) to file a Judicial Review on the 4th of November 2015 seeking a court order to stop Putrajaya from signing the TPP Agreement on the basis that the agreement would cause adverse effects on the sovereignty of the Federal Constitution and our domestic legislation. Read more

The unprotected whistleblower protection law — Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Whistleblowers-Act-2010JULY 30 — Over the past few months, the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue has received a great amount of attention from the different backgrounds in Malaysian society.

The entire saga of 1MDB was heading towards the end with the culprit almost identified after the former Premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several opposition leaders including Non-Governmental Organisations relentlessly criticised the Malaysian government over the operation of the debt-ridden company.

The greater highlights by online media in Malaysia and beyond has put the company and the government in a defenceless state.

However, the story now seems to be prolonged when the issue has been dragged to another episode to bring the show towards a different ending. Instead of having the case probed into transparently by the authorities, they are now more interested to identify and criminalize the whistle blowers. As far as the matter is concerned, the authorities claimed the action is for the sake of upholding Official Secrets Act 1972 -Act 88 (OSA 1972).

The explicit example of statement from the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar that “police will investigate the leak of confidential documents pertaining to Lembaga Tabung Haji’s purchase of land from 1Malaysia Development Berhand (1MDB) under the Official Secrets Act (OSA)” had spoken for itself. Read more