Najib’s assurance that Sabah and Sarawakian Christians will not be affected by the Court of Appeal ruling on the ‘Allah’ verdict has proven to be completely undependable and unreliable

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 31st of October 2014

In October 2013, after the Court of Appeal’s verdict on the right of the Herald newspaper to use the word Allah in its publication, Najib assured Christians in Sabah and Sarawak that the decision would not affect the Christians in Sabah and Sarawak as per the 10 point agreement issued by the Federal Cabinet.[1]

However, it was reported yesterday, on the 30th of October, that ‘hundreds of compact discs (CDs) and books containing the word “Allah” were confiscated at the KLIA2 airport last Saturday.’ It was further reported that these items belonged to a Sabahan Christian who had brought them in from Medan, Indonesia, on his way back to Sabah where he lives.[2]

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In Malaysia, it is not an offense to threaten to burn bibles or buildings

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 8th of October, 2014

On the 22nd of May, 2014, a group of UMNO Youth Federal Territories leaders and members, led by Razlan Rafii, protested in front of the DAP Headquarters at Jalan Yew, off Jalan Pudu. During this protest, Razlan Rafii threatened to burn down the DAP Headquarters. I made a police report on the same day at the Pudu Police Department (Laporan Polis PUDU/004003/14) and provided video evidence to the police of the threats made by Razlan Rafii.

On the 26th of May, the police arrested 6 UMNO Youth leaders, including Razlan Rafii. It was reported that they were being probed under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief and damage and Section 506 for criminal intimidation.[1] It is very clear under Section 506 of the Penal Code that a threat to cause the destruction of any property by fire is punishable offence (see below).

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Call on all Malaysians to support Religious Freedom for Minorities all around the world

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

It was reported yesterday that the central government in Beijing, China, has banned civil servants, students and teachers in the majority Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting.[1] By preventing civil servants, students and teachers who are Muslim from fasting during Ramadan is to force them not to follow one of the five pillars of Islam. This goes against the freedom of religion which includes the freedom of an individual to carry out the religious practices of his or her faith.

I strongly condemn the persecution of the Muslim minority in China through the directive forcing civil servants, students and teachers, including Muslims, not to fast during the holy month of Malaysia.

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