20 July, 2009

Candlelight Vigil: PAS Ulama Should Issue Fatwa, Says Perak MB !

AS ulama should issue a fatwa (religious ruling) on candlelight vigils like the one participated by Perak PAS deputy commissioner Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin for political aide Teoh Beng Hock, who fell to his death at the MACC office in Shah Alam on Thursday.

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir who said this, pointed out that a photograph of Mohammad Nizar holding a lighted candle with some opposition leaders following Teoh's untimely death, appeared in the New Straits Times on Saturday.

Zambry said PAS had many ulama including its spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat and president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang

I am not an ulama to comment on Nizar's action. Let the many 'tok guru' in Pas comment. He (Nizar) is also a 'tok guru' as he can read the Quran well and give (religious) talks and sermons at the mosques," he said.

- Bernama

Meanwhile,the Malay-language press continues to react to the death of Selangor government aide Teoh Beng Hock. Or rather, they continue to react to the outrage expressed by certain quarters over the tragedy.

The 20 July 2009 edition of Utusan Malaysia ran a simple warning on its front page: Jangan melampau. The news report to which that headline referred, Henti tohmahan terhadap SPRM, quoted politic.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all quarters to stop pointing fingers at the agency for the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, as investigations are still ongoing.

MACC chief commisioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said since the incident was reported, many quarters had issued various statements, and made comments to the point of raising speculation and affecting investigations.

"Let the police investigate and solve the case. Don't muddy the situation," he said.

Colleagues and fellow Pakatan Rakyat (pr) comrades vowed today at his funeral that they will do all it takes to ensure justice is served.



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