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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM) lauded the strong position opted by Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman against quarters using cronyism for contracts and positions. Its secretary-general Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz said the stand of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Armada Youth Wing chief reflected the aspiration of the younger generation, who are fed-up with quarters resorting in dirty politics for personal gain.

“His statement should serve as a general reminder that majority of the people in Malaysia, during the 14th General Election, voted in political parties for its values and commitment in championing the welfare of the rakyat.

“The people are longing for political parties that place the welfare of the rakyat above anything else,” said Muhammad Faisal in a statement today. Leaders and members of political parties, he said, must bear in mind that the people are monitoring and evaluating Bersatu during its annual general meeting. He said the same applies for allies of Bersatu in Pakatan Harapan.

“The people are closely observing to check if issues pertaining to development and welfare of the people were highlighted by delegates,” he said. Muhammad Faisal said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country are also concern with the developments that occurred, which is a manifestation of the people’s derision towards gutter politics inherited by the previous political regime.

“NGOs aspire for new political era, post May 9 last year (GE14), where (leaders and government) are more transparent, open and responsible.

“In this New Malaysia era, practices adopted by the previous regime of power abuse for personal gain should be entirely wipe out from the political practise in the country.

“Hence, ABIM would like to urge the government to galvanise the efforts in carrying out institutional reforms for a cleaner administration free from abuse of power as promised in the Pakatan Harapan’s election manifesto.”

Syed Saddiq, who is also Youth and Sport Minister, chastise individuals and groups using cronyism to solicit contracts and secure positions from the government. New Straits Times.

For Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) secretary Faisal Abdul Aziz, the more important thing was for Malaysians to practise moderation and maturity by taking into account both views to come up with the best conclusion on ICERD.

“To find a halfway point and as an early process to education on rejecting discrimination, it is not far-fetched to recommend that Malaysia enact laws against discrimination by taking the essence of ICERD and at the same time giving the right to Malaysians to decide the narrative and its enforcement without the involvement of outsiders,” he says.

Understanding it as a process without putting a full stop by forcing its enforcement, would help people adapt to the spirit and good elements of ICERD, says Faisal.

“At the same time, putting a full stop to force the people to reject ICERD without finding a middle ground would close discourse and healthy debate among the society.

“Therefore all segments of society should be open to admit the dilemma faced by others. Through this, we will be able to solve societal issues together substantially and not just utter political rhetoric alone,” he says. Read more at The Star

ABIM calls for mutual respect and tolerance to avoid being trapped in racial prejudice.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Youth Movement (ABIM) urged the public to avoid being trapped in racial prejudices regarding the temple issue in USJ.

Its president Mohamad Raimi Ab Rahim said the public needed to remain calm and put full trust on the authorities to resolve the polemic as well as to control the situation.

“I believe that mutual respect and tolerance is important in order for the people to understand the culture, religion and sensitivity of racial and religious groups in the country.

“In this case I would like to express grief over the incident that should not have happened as it caused injury to one of the firefighters,” he said.

Raimi also urged authorities to take strict action to control such incidents from spreading which could undermine the safety of the public.

“We appreciate the actions of the authorities to deal with this polemic. At the same time we hope the authorities act immediately to disseminate the latest information and official media statements to control the situation,” he said.

NILAI: The nation’s development needs to be in tandem with the emphasis on humanitarian aspects in order to heighten Islamic understanding more inclusively, said former Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar said, however, at the moment the effort to show Islamic understanding was facing the challenges of knowledge, understanding and attitude. “Our economic view must not be just good governance and no corruption but there must be human values.

“Because, sometimes development in terms of numbers shows stunning growth but the human dimension is marginalised,” he said. He said this in the National Seminar: The Vision of the New Malaysia Aspiration in conjunction with the 47th general assembly organised by ABIM.

Commenting further, Anwar, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s president-elect, said that it was one of the approaches that the government tried to implement today but it needed to be further strengthened.

Anwar, in his speech, also called on Malay children to master the Chinese language as it was an important regional ‘economic language’. “Mastery of other languages must be supported but it does not mean I am defending the Chinese and English languages.

“The Chinese language is a strategic regional economic language at present provided it is accepted without questioning the position of the Malay language as the national language,” he said. --Bernama

THE Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) urges the government to take action to avert the humanitarian crisis faced by the Rohingya, as detailed in the United Nations’ Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. The report confirms human rights violations inflicted on the Rohingya in Rakhine State.

It implicates the Myanmar armed forces for ethnic cleansing. What makes it more saddening is that the report records torture and sexual abuse of Rohingya women, which transgresses human dignity and decency. These cruel acts occurred along with murder, kidnapping and the expulsion of the Rohingya from their villages.

Abim feels that Malaysia’s commitment to uphold human rights can be increased by urging the international community, especially Asean, to impose diplomatic pressure on Myanmar, so that those responsible are brought to justice and ruthless acts are stopped. The government ought to support efforts to bring those responsible to justice.

Concern for the oppression of the Rohingya transcends geo-political boundaries. Although Myanmar’s membership in Asean has been accepted, it does not mean that the regional body should turn a blind eye to the tragedy that is happening in its neighbourhood. It is must be pointed out that the reason for Asean’s existence is the pursuit of regional peace and prosperity.

Abim hopes the government can apply diplomatic pressure to compel Myanmar to return the rights of the Rohingya, paving the way for conflict resolution and peace.

MOHAMAD RAIMI AB RAHIM President, Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim)

Sumber:- NST

Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM) STRONGLY CONDEMNS the death sentenced pronounced on Motiur Rahman Nizami the Amir of Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh. The sentencing had been decreed by the Bangladesh Supreme Court in January. Currently the sentences were subject to review petition by Motiur Rahman Nizami legal team.

ABIM views this death sentence by hanging as another violation of human rights in the country. This punishment is devoid of justification and without reasonable proof of the charges against Amir Motiur Rahman Nizami. This death sentence is also a sign of the downfall of the nation which is seeing many leaders of Jamaat-E-Islami and other opposition parties being persecuted by unfair and lop sided legal procedures.

The sentenced proclaimed on Motiur Rahman Nizami has been widely decried all over the world. United Nation Of Human Rights Commission recently has expresses its concern at ongoing process of execution against Amir Motiur Rahmat Nizami; demand for the the executions to be halt. Renowned contemporary Muslim intellectual, Professor Tariq Ramadan, has lashed out at this corporal punishment as suppressing democracy and against the dignity and rights of man.

The political situation in Bangladesh has drawn the broad attention and concern of the international community. ABIM urges the government of Malaysia to express its firm stand by condemning this tragedy which is battering human rights and democracy in Bangladesh. A clear and compelling position voiced out in this issue shall display our government’s ardent commitment in defending democracy and human rights as well as being the respected voice of the Muslim community on the international stage. 

Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM) STRONGLY CONDEMNS the death sentenced pronounced on Motiur Rahman Nizami the Amir of Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh. The sentencing had been decreed by the Bangladesh Supreme Court in January. Currently the sentences has been postponed due to the initiatives by his legal team.

ABIM views this death sentence by hanging as another violation of human rights in the country. This punishment is devoid of justification and without reasonable proof of the charges against Amir Motiur Rahman Nizami. This death sentence is also a sign of the downfall of the nation which is seeing many leaders of Jamaat-E-Islami and other opposition parties being persecuted by unfair and lop sided legal procedures.

The sentenced proclaimed on Motiur Rahman Nizami has been widely decried all over the world. United Nation Of Human Rights Commission recently has expresses its concern at ongoing process of execution against Amir Motiur Rahmat Nizami; demand for the the executions to be halt. Renowned contemporary Muslim intellectual, Professor Tariq Ramadan, has lashed out at this corporal punishment as suppressing democracy and against the dignity and rights of man.

The political situation in Bangladesh has drawn the broad attention and concern of the international community. ABIM urges the government of Malaysia to express its firm stand by condemning this tragedy which is battering human rights and democracy in Bangladesh. A clear and compelling position voiced out in this issue shall display our government’s ardent commitment in defending democracy and human rights as well as being the respected voice of the Muslim community on the international stage.

ABIM wishes to share the deep concerns raised by Malaysian Chinese Muslims Association (MACMA)’s president, Prof Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin involving the spectre of racism brought about by a trifling group of Malays instilling hatred against others.

Prof. Taufiq stressed on the crucial role of Malay Muslims in portraying the best example and paragon of excellence to all in this nation of ours. ABIM trusts and believes that MACMA as a respectable organisation representing Chinese Muslims keeping the Chinese well informed about the understanding of Islam, is justified in rejecting any form of misrepresenting Islam as if it was racist and bigoted which does not live up to the true teachings of Islam.

In the same spirit, ABIM is deeply saddened and strongly rejects any form of racial sentiment and all acts of racial prejudice towards others. Unchecked bigotry tend to become virulent bringing about extremism which does not auger well for Malays and Muslims. ABIM believes that the cause to uphold race and religion needs a clear and refreshing meaning.

The cause to champion race and religion should be nurtured and governed by the Islamic principles such as social justice, trust, integrity, unity and in tandem with the ultimate objectives of Shariah. Malay Muslims need to display the image and essence of Islam as the religion of universal mercy and blessing (rahmatan li al-`alamin).

The disgracing attempt to introduce the term "Islamic racism" is vehemently opposed and abhorred as it tries to justify racist acts religiously. Throughout history, the Malay region has always lived up to the image of mercy and blessings by showing its graciousness, being amiable and friendly, courteous and caring.

This region has a unique historical record of tolerance and acceptance which should be sustained and mobilised as a uniting force among diverse races and cultures. Indeed, as a truly informed and noble nation, Muslims should uphold the principle of human dignity or known as karomah insaniyah which has been assured and conferred by Allah Almighty upon every child of Adam transcending race or religion.

By espousing and advocating this great principle, we shall be able to appreciate and value the existence of others in this lovely country of ours in common humanity living with honour and dignity. Mohamad Raimi Abd Rahim, President, Muslim Youth Movesment Of Malaysia (ABIM)

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