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A-G: Ibrahim Ali’s bible-burning remark not of “seditious tendency”

by tan yi liang

PETALING JAYA: Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali’s speech where he called for the burning of Malay language Bibles “does not fall within the definition of seditious tendency,” the Attorney-General Chambers said in a statement.

As such, it said, no legal action was taken against Ibrahim “because he had no intention to create religious disharmony when he called for the burning of Bibles with the word “Allah.”

“It is clear that his intentions were to defend the sanctity of Islam. This can be seen in his speech,” the statement issued on Monday said.

The statement carried an excerpt of Ibrahim’s speech in which he said “This is not a sentiment or intention to cause religious disharmony, but this is defending the sanctity of Islam that is clearly defined in laws.

“Ibrahim’s statement does not fall within the definition of a statement with a seditious tendency under the Sedition Act 1948.

“The courts have decided that a statement can only be said to have a seditious tendency when it is looked at in its totality and cannot be separated from the context in which it was made.

“When studied in its total context, his statement does not have a seditious tendency,” the AGC statement said.

The AGC added that Ibrahim could not be charged under Section 504 of the Penal Code as he “did not have an intent to make an insult that would provoke a breach of the peace.

“There was also no offence under Section 298 or 298A of the Penal Code as he was clearly defending the sanctity of Islam. The act of distributing free Bibles openly outside SMK Jelutong could threaten the faith of Muslim students that lack an understanding of their religion if they read the Bibles, especially if they contained Jawi script,” said the AGC.

It added that decisions to take no further action on the police reports lodged against Ibrahim were made on Dec 17 and Dec 3 last year.

Section 298 makes it an offence to utter words with the deliberate intent of wounding a person’s religious feelings, while Section 298A makes it an offence to cause disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will on grounds of religion.

Ibrahim made the speech in January last year with regards to individuals who had purportedly distributed bibles containing the word “Allah” to students, including Malays, at SMK Jelutong in Penang.

He allegedly called for the Malay version of the Bible containing the word “Allah” and Jawi script to be burnt.

On Oct 7, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri told Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng in Parliament that no action would be taken against Ibrahim for lack of evidence.

Nancy, who is in charge of law in the PM’s Department, said the AGC decided not to prosecute Ibrahim after scrutinising the context of his speech and based on Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution, which provided for state and Federal law to control or restrict the propagation of other religions to Muslims.

This led to an outpouring of criticism against the AGC and Nancy which led to her calling on critics to “check the facts” of her reply in Parliament.

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