Condemn the sham of a trial which sentenced 529 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to death

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, 25th of March 2014

I strongly condemn the decision by the Egyptian court to sentence 529 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to death in what is the largest capital punishment case in Egyptian history. In fact, Amnesty International has called this sentence the largest batch of death sentences anywhere in the world in recent history.

It is ludicrous that a sentence of this magnitude could have been laid down only after a 2 day mass trial for the death of one policeman. It was apparent to all that this was a sham trial when the defense was reported to not have been given access to the evidence. Furthermore, none of the defendants or their attorneys were even allowed to be present in court when the verdict was given out.

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Gross miscarriage of justice by the police in Lojing, Kelantan where 3 Temiar Orang Asli were arrested and charged for rioting while in fact they were the victims of a violent assault

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 12th of March, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur

On the 26 Feb 2014, a group of six Temiar Orang Asli from Kampung Tahu in Lojing, Kelantan were attacked by a group of about between 40 to 100 Myanmarese migrant workers as they were heading for a village meeting. Two were severely injured, requiring hospitalization and 7 (Itam bin Ajang) and 15 (Rahman bin Uda) stitches respectively. Another (Anes bin Akai) had his motorcycle intentionally damaged by a bulldozer after he abandoned it and fled.[1]

On the 27 Feb 2014, the victims made reports at the Gua Musang District police station, they were told to try and settle the matter with the employer of the migrant workers, by the police.  They were asked to accept RM500 compensation from the employer of those Myanmarese workers – Allgreen Agritech Sdn Bhd – and owner of the project that has encroached on their customary land.[2] The police also tried to get the Temiars to say that the injuries were caused after they fell from the motorcycle; and that they were drunk at the time.

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Will JAIS start raiding the residences of Christians in Selangor who possess the BM bible?

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 3rd of January, 2014

In 2012, the Bible Society of Malaysia celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Malay bible. One of the events during this celebration was a thanksgiving dinner where a few hundred copies of the BM bible that were held by Customs in 2011 were given away. I have one such copy in my house in Petaling Jaya, stamped with the words “Peringatan – Al Kitab Berita Baik ini untuk kegunaan Penganut Agama Kristian Sahaja – dengan perintah Menteri Dalam Negeri 16 Mac 2011”. I also have a copy of a Children’s Malay bible or Al Kitab. In both these Malay bibles, the word “Allah” is used. In addition, the words “Rasul”, “Nabi”, “Firman” and “Wahyu”[1] are also used. I also have a copy of the Indonesian Al-Kitab where the word “Allah” is used.

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