Sunday, August 10, 2008

Najib: Bar Council Was Stubborn In Going Ahead With 'Conversion To Islam' Forum

The Bar Council was being “stubborn” in going ahead with its open forum on religious conversion, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The Deputy Prime Minister said he had already expected an extreme reaction from some quarters.

“We had expected this to happen. I've already said this before -- don't make it an open forum, do it behind closed doors.

“We expected this incident because the issue that was being discussed was sensitive,” he said.

Najib was commenting on the abrupt conclusion of the Bar Council's forum on conversion to Islam on Saturday, in which groups of protesters held a noisy gathering outside the Council's headquarters demanding that the organisers stop the function.

The protesters had threatened to storm the building, which forced the police to urge the Bar Council to wrap up their forum.

He said it would be up to the police and the Home Ministry to use the Internal Security Act on the forum's organisers. (The Star Online)

***** Did you expect Najib to say anything different?

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12 Comments:

Blogger Terra Shield said...

Creepy. Using ISA for everything... (shakes head in disbelief)

6:02 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
Najib is full of you know what !!It is not because the Bar Council is stubborn, it is because the muslims does not understand religious freedom or tolerance, all the talks about religious tolerance are humbug.
Mislam

6:13 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, the ISA should be used on those protesters who caused the trouble in the first place! If it is any other protestors, they'd be arrested. The meeting was held in good faith to talk and try resolve the problems, which is how matured educated ppl should behave, but some fanatics cannot take that and the govt are on their side? Why am I not surprised? Who sent those ppl to protest?

Malaysia the country of hypocrites and double standards.

6:20 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims want the world to give them a chance and not stereo-type them yet they always act in ways that typifies them. Will the real Muslims please stand up, or are they already doing so? Show us the non-muslims that you are reasonable people and make this country and world a better place!

6:24 PM GMT+8  
Blogger chineng said...

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6:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This exposes the character and the type of PM that we will have in the furture.

ANy outstanding leader, any forward looking leader will EMNCOURAGE such discussions only because by discussing things openly and in a frank and mature manner will there be a better understanding, better tolerance and better maturity of the muslims.

Instead what we have (or rather what we will be having int he future) will be someone who will only lead us backwards and more backwards than ever before.

7:06 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lord have mercy on this country if we are going to have future Pms and current Home Affairs Ministers of the ilk we see today.

Those who gathered to object to the Forum were persons lined up by the Politicians obviously with the hope of diverting attention from Permatang Pauh.

The word Permatang Pauh must be dreadfyul to the ears of certain or most politicians from certain well known groups.

You cannot blame the Muslims. They are not permitted or advised to learn comparative religion so that they can be kept under effective control whilst the Rulers continue to live in opulent life styles. The Rulers is many such countries are good examples of the opulent life style. At home they portray extreme religious visions. Once on board the plane and on landin on the tarmac of their destination ... WOW, WOW, WOW.

Lastly it seems that no one wants to question the efficient Police why the *protestors (marked *) were not asked to produce the Police Permit for the assembly. Their photographs woulds easily be available on the videos and they can easily be 'picked' up to be charged for unlawful and violent gathering.

8:38 PM GMT+8  
Blogger bayi said...

The organisers were within the law. The protesters were without. So who should be punished? Is this justice?

1:17 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Purple Haze said...

If Najib had information that there would have been some protestations, instead of warning the Bar Council, he should have issued a warning to the protestors.

That would show him to be a fair and just leader but he is showing intolerance to views from the other side of the coin.

2:42 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on guys, let's face it. In Malaysia if you want to debate anything that the BN (read: UMNO) decides is "untouchable", then you will be "shot down", even if you were withing the law.
It's so clear that the Protestors were not within the law but becuase UMNO supports their "stand" it was ok & si Najis will defend them. This guy is going to be our next PM?! God help us!

10:16 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UMNO HAS BECOME A DESPERATE PARTY... SOMETHING SIMILAR TO GOVERNMENTS IN PANAMA AND ZIMBABWE.

THEY ARE WILLING TO UNLEASH WASTRELS TO BARGE IN ANY FORUMS THAT IT DOES NOT LIKE.

THESE WASTRELS LIKE SOME MANGY DOGS DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING BUT BEING MINDLESS MORONS JUST CARRY OUT THE 'TASKS' GIVEN TO THEM BY THEIR MASTERS!

NOT SATISFIED WITH THE CHAOS CAUSED, UMNO WANTS TO INVOKE ISA. UMNO IS THE CURSE OF THIS LAND!

8:01 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous yesusisgod said...

The devil's advocate

1:36 PM GMT+8  

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