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In 1 on January 8, 2010 at 3:56 am

Semalam Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Datuk Lau Bee Lan menangguhkan pelaksanaan perintah yang membenarkan penggunaan kalimah Allah dalam penerbitan itu setelah Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail yang mewakili Menteri Dalam Negeri dan peguam mewakili Gereja Katholik, Derek Fernandes mencapai kata sepakat supaya perintah itu ditangguh sementara menunggu rayuan. Bersabar dan tunggu dahulu.

KPN: Jangan adakan perhimpunan

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan memberi amaran kepada mana-mana pihak yang berhasrat untuk berhimpun bagi membantah isu penggunaan kalimah Allah esok agar membatalkannya sebelum tindakan tegas diambil.

Beliau yang memantau secara serius perkara itu, berkata polis tidak akan berkompromi dengan mana-mana pihak yang cuba mengeruh dan menjejaskan keselamatan negara.

“Jangan buat sesuatu tindakan yang boleh mengusutkan keadaan, kita perlu bertenang kerana ia melibatkan isu agama yang menjadi isu sensitif,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Seminar Pengurusan Inovasi dan Kualiti PDRM di ibunegara hari ini.

Musa berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas tindakan beberapa NGO yang dijangka berhimpun secara aman bagi membantah penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh Herald Catholic di beberapa masjid di ibu negara selepas solat Jumaat, esok.

Beliau berkata polis tidak mengeluarkan permit kepada mana-mana permohonan untuk berhimpun meskipun ia adalah perhimpunan secara aman.

Beliau berkata semua pihak perlu bertenang dan memberi ruang kepada mahkamah untuk menyelesaikan isu itu dan jangan membuat kenyataan yang boleh menaikkan semangat serta kemarahan orang ramai.

Semalam Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Datuk Lau Bee Lan menangguhkan pelaksanaan perintah yang membenarkan penggunaan kalimah Allah dalam penerbitan itu setelah Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail yang mewakili Menteri Dalam Negeri dan peguam mewakili Gereja Katholik, Derek Fernandes mencapai kata sepakat supaya perintah itu ditangguh sementara menunggu rayuan.

Pada 31 Disember, Hakim Lau Bee Lan membenarkan Gereja Katolik menggunakan perkataan Allah dalam penerbitan mingguannya setelah beliau berpendapat bahawa setiap individu mempunyai hak berperlembagaan untuk menggunakan kalimah itu dan ia bukan eksklusif kepada umat Islam.

Ditanya mengenai pengendali laman web Malaysia Today Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin, Musa berkata polis sedang menguruskan permohonan untuk mendapatkan perintah ekstradisi bagi membawanya pulang ke Malaysia.

“Kami sedang menguruskan permohonan itu tetapi tidak tahu berapa lama kerana kami perlu ikut proses perundangan,” katanya.

Mengenai penemuan makmal membuat bahan letupan di Kelantan, Musa berkata ketiga-tiga suspek rakyat Thailand telah dituduh di mahkamah mengikut Akta Imigresen dan mereka dijangka dikenakan tuduhan yang lain.

Musa berkata polis masih menjalankan siasatan lanjut bagi mengenal pasti mereka bekerja untuk siapa serta kemungkinan-kemungkinan kaitan dengan kumpulan pemisah di selatan negara jiran itu.

“Kami masih menyiasat dan bekerjasama dengan polis Thailand,” katanya.

– Bernama

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Police Warn Against Any Gatherings To Protest ‘Allah’ Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) — Federal Police Chief Tan Sri Musa Hassan on Thursday warned those planning to stage protest rallies against the use of the word ‘Allah’ to cancel their plans or face action.

He added that police would monitor the situation and would not compromise with anyone who tried to disrupt harmony and pose a threat to the safety of the country.

“Do not do anything that might aggravate the situation. We must practice caution when dealing with religious issues because they are very sensitive,” he told reporters after opening a Innovative and Quality Management seminar for police here Thursday.

Musa was commenting on reports that a number of non-governmental organizations were planning to stage peaceful protest rallies, in mosques throughout the city here, after the Friday prayers tomorrow.

He added that the police have not issued any permits, even for peaceful protest rallies.

“How can police issue a permit for a gathering at a mosque because it is a place of worship,” he said.

He urged all the relevant people to be tolerant and let the court settle the issue and avoid issuing any statements that can raise the sensitivity of the people.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday granted a stay in favour of the Home Ministry to stop Catholic weekly magazine Herald, from using the word ‘Allah’ pending an appeal

The application was heard in chambers by High Court judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan while Attorney General Datuk Abdul Gani Patail appeared for the Home Ministry, while Derek Fernandez and Benjamin Dawson appeared for Herald.

On Dec 31, Lau ruled that pursuant to Articles 11 and 12 of the federal constitution, Herald had the constitutional right to use the word in respect of instruction and education of the congregation in the Christian religion.

She also said that, pursuant to Article11(4) of the federal constitution, it is an offence for non-Muslims to use the word ‘Allah’ to Muslims to propagate the religion, but it is not an offence for non-Muslims to use the word to non-Muslims for the purpose of religion.

However, on Monday, the Home Ministry lodged an appeal at the Court of Appeal against the decision, and followed up with an application for the stay yesterday.

The Herald, which is printed in four languages, has been using the word ‘Allah’ as a translation for ‘God’ in its Malay-language section, but the government argued ‘Allah’ should be used only by Muslims.

BERNAMA

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