Monday, October 24, 2011

Aziz Bari - Wrong Button For a Right Person?

The Mole posted an article Aziz Bari’s case: ‘Sir, You Pressed The Wrong Button'

In that article linked, Aziz Bari is quoted,
“Sebelum ini, pernah terjadi kejadian yang lebih teruk seperti bekas menteri besarnya merobohkan surau tertentu di Selangor. Tetapi pihak istana tidak campurtangan,”
Does that statement refer to this Malaysiakini reported "PAS Youth decries 'demolition' of surau in Bangi" incident in Feb 2003?

Which quote,
"PAS Youth today lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over alleged trespass and demolition of the Surau Jubli Perak in Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang.

The movement's legal and human rights section head Ahmad Sabki Yusof and five other members submitted two memoranda on the demolition itself and on the arrest of lawyer Ahmad Khairuddin Othman to Suhakam's complaints and inquiry working group chairperson Prof Mohd Hamdan Adnan"
If so, would the following be the reason why Aziz Bari saw it fit to mention that episode?

"FORUM MENUJU PAS BARU 13 FEB DI MELAKA"
"Ilham Centre akan menganjurkan Forum dan diskusi ilmiah bertajuk Menuju PAS Baru pada 13 Februari di INB Resort Ayer Keroh bermula jam 8.00 hinggan 12.00 malam. Forum ini akan menampilkan Penulis Buku Menuju PAS Baru, YB Dr Mujahid Yusof; Pakar Undang-undang, Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari dan Naib Ketua Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat, Ahmad Sabki Yusof. Manakala Pengarah Eksekutif Ilham Centre, Muhammad Hisommudin Bakar bertindak sebagai Moderator."

"Di antara objektif utama penganjuran forum ini ialah;

1. Membincangkan peranan yang dimainkan PAS dalam perkembangan politik Malaysia
2. Mengenal pasti kekuatan dan kelemahan PAS daripada sudut pandang pelbagai pihak
3. Memberi peluang kepada semua pihak untuk memberi sebarang kritikan dan cadangan terhadap PAS"
Translation

"Ilham Centre is organising a Forum and learned discussion titled Towards a New PAS on the 13 February at INB Resort Ayer Keroh from 8.00pm to 12.00am. Participating in this Forum are the author of the book "Menuju PAS Baru", YB Dr Mujahid Yusof; Law expert, Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari and PAS Central Deputy Youth Chief, Ahmad Sabki Yusof. The moderator will be Executive Director of Ilham Centre, Muhammad Hisommudin Bakar."

"Among the main objectives in organising this forum are:

1. Discussing PAS' role in the political development of Malaysia.
2. Identifying PAS' strengths and weaknesses from various viewpoints.
3. Opportunity for all parties to provide any critique and proposals for PAS."

Even if it was not the incident alluded to, anyone can now see where Aziz Bari is coming from.

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