Wednesday, January 18, 2012

short notes about DSAI

Soon after the historic decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court

on 9th January 2012

to absolve Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim of the sodomy allegation,

Umno-owned and controlled media wasted no time

in spinning their all too typical web of lies and slanders.

In the past week their efforts have added another allegation

to their expanding stable of lies

that Dato’ Seri Anwar is condoning

the practice of homosexuality in this country.

This vicious lie purportedly based on his statement

during an interview with the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

is far from reality when the actual transcription of the interview

is analysed as reproduced below:


“We will have to review archaic laws and we,

Muslims and non Muslims generally believe

and committed to support

the sanctity of marriage between man and woman in Malaysia.

But we should not be seen as punitive

and consider the archaic laws as relevant.

We need to review them.

We do not promote homosexuality

in public sphere and domain.

We will not make apologies towards that.

I think to use this sort of legislation to be punitive,

punish innocent people cannot be condoned and be tolerated.”

From his response to the BBC,

it is very clear that Dato’ Seri Anwar

holds the sanctity of marriage in the highest regards

as a matter of faith and principle being a Muslim.

He had also stated in an absolutely uncompromising position

that he, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Pakatan Rakyat

will never engage in the organization,

approval or legitimising homosexuality.

However Dato’ Seri Anwar is of the opinion

that that outdated laws not based on the syariah

and oppressing the people need to be reviewed.

He had expressed his fear that these

archaic and repressive laws

are wantonly used by the government

in power to justify its used against anybody it wishes.

I, therefore urge that reference must be made

to Dato Seri Anwar’s actual text of the interview

and not fall into the trap waylaid by the Umno-controlled media.

No one should lend his or her support

to the dissemination of this sinister and evil propaganda

even in the name of Islam

for the teachings of this great religion in no certain terms forbids such an act.

Member of Parliament, Kuala Kedah
Chairman, Enhancement of Religious Understanding Bureau, Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

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