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Monday, December 10, 2012

Retitled: An Ode to "Khalwat" Squad

From Yesterday's post titled "PAS must wield the BIG STICK on Wayward Enforcement Officers" WHO BEHAVE LIKE LITTLE 'NAPOLEONS' when enforcing local council rules and regulations with a zealousness that they think Brawn Wins Over Brains! IF THIS HAPPENS ib BN-ruled states, it's NOT SURPRISING BECAUSE 55 years of ignoring te law they have gotten with it so long IT HAS BECOME AN ENTRENCHED HABIT. But in Pakatan Rakyat controlled states -- like Kelantan where its MB Tok Guru Nik Aziz is respected -- the recent spate of news showing local council enforcement officers OVERSTEPPING their powers must be immediately STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS before this wayward behaviour becomes a habit!

The only way to check the cases of enforcement officers issuing summonses against non-Muslim female hair-stylists for serving male clients, and now the well publicised case of preferring "Khalwat" charges against NON-MUSLIMS means the PAS-controlled state's image has been blemished. The PAS-LED GOVERNMENT MUST WIELD THE BIG STICK AND TAKE DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST THE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO HAVE CLEARLY OVERSTEPPED THEIR POWERS!

The following report  from The Star Online refers:(~~~~

Monday December 10, 2012

'Khalwat' issue: Case could be tip of the iceberg


<b>Indecent charge:</b> The summons which the Kota Baru Municipal Council enforcement officers issued to non-Muslims recently.Indecent charge: The summons which the Kota Baru Municipal Council enforcement officers issued to non-Muslims recently.
PETALING JAYA: The case of the four non-Muslims who were hauled up for “khalwat” in Kota Baru, Kelantan, could just be the tip of an iceberg, says PAS Supporters Congress head Hu Pang Chaw.
“There could be more of such cases in which the rights of non-Muslims have been violated, but not revealed,” he said.
“The couples involved were non-Muslims. And, the enforcement officers were subjective in issuing the summonses from an Islamic stand. This is not fair,” he was quoted as saying by China Press.
Citing an example on the overzealous enforcement, Hu, a former councillor, said a billboard advertisement by an electrical appliance shop was taken down for containing “indecent images”.
“It was a picture of a woman covering a man's eyes from behind,” he said. “No action was taken against the shop but the billboard was taken down anyway.”
Throughout the 22 years of PAS rule in Kelantan, Hu said the Islamic policies implemented by the party had affected and inconvenienced non-Muslims.
He pointed out that Chinese support for PAS would be affected if the state government failed to resolve such issues.
“As party supporters, we are only giving opinions as we know better what the non-Muslims want,” he said.
Asked on Friday about certain PAS leaders' overzealousness in implementing Islamic policies, Hu said he was disheartened by their actions.
“Some have overstepped what's allowed in terms of religion to defend the party struggle. They have not been looking into what the non-Muslims want,” he added.
Sin Chew Daily quoted a relative saying that there were several cars parked in the area where the two men were issued with the summonses. There were other families and couples there.
He said the duo denied any wrongdoing and they would not pay the fine.
Meanwhile, Kelantan Chinese Assembly Hall president Oie Poh Choonhas called on the Kota Baru Municipal Council to show evidence that the two men caught in a car near the airport were acting indecently.
“Even if they were, an advice would have been sufficient,” Oei said.
“But if the council wants to fine them, they had better produce evidence.”
He also urged the council to monitor its “problematic” enforcement officers.
Kelantan Gerakan Vice-Youth chief Ong Khang Woon concurred, saying that evidence was crucial and the two could ignore the fine.
“While the law is all black and white, the problem lies with such enforcement officers,” he said.
DESIDERATA: The PAS president must not only reiterate that "Hudud" law applies only to Muslims BUT GIVE DIRECTIVE TO WAYWARD ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO "SEASE AND DESIST"! I read that Hadi Wang had indeed re-stated the party's stand that the Hudud provisions cannot be applied on non-Musims in reaction to the hair-stylists' issue. Now the PAS leader must rule again similarly on the current "khalwat" issue that the non-Muslims should not have been summoned. All the summonses issued in the "khalwat" and "hair-stylist" cases MUST BE IMMEDIATELY NULLIFIED.

The next logical step the PAS LEADERS must take is to issue "show cause" letters to the errant  enforcement officers. NIP THE PROBLEM IN THE BUD before the BN/UMNO and MCA and Gerakan leaders will twist the issue to sing in chorus, "There, I told you so!  PAS will also impose the Hudud provisions on the non-Muslims when the Pakatan Raykat take over Putrajaya..." DO NOT GIVE ANY ROOM FOR DOUBT on such religious laws and applications since they affect the daily lives and livelihoods of the people.

(2B Continued tomorrow:) if the Armageddon predicted by the MAYANS did not arrive ten days early!:(

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