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27hb November 2018 (Selasa) : Alhamdulillah, Presiden ABIM, Sdr. Mohamad Raimi Ab Rahim telah mewakili seluruh warga Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) untuk menerima Anugerah Maulidur Rasul bagi kategori NGO Islam Terbaik oleh Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI).

Alhamdulillah. Haza Min Fadhli Rabbi. Pengiktirafan ini adalah penghargaan buat semua warga ABIM yang tanpa jemu berusaha di pelbagai lapangan dakwah. Semoga ia merangsang untuk semua warga ABIM & para daie untuk terus ke hadapan (di medan dakwah).

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.

Terdapat pandangan yang mengatakan saranan Abim Pusat ini seolah ingin membawa agenda ICERD melalui pintu belakang. Jawapan saya

1) Sekiranya Parlimen menggubal sesuatu Akta seperti contoh Akta untuk menolak diskriminasi semestinya Akta tersebut tidak boleh bercanggah dengan Perlembagaan Persekutuan apa lagi menjejaskannya. Ini jelas dinyatakan di dalam Perkara 4 (1) "This Constitution is the supreme law of the Federation and any law passed after Merdeka Day which is inconsistent with this Constitution shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void." Ini berbeza dengan #ICERD mengikut pandangan sebahagian pihak ia bercanggah dan akan menjejaskan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

2) Mana-mana Akta penguatkuasaannya dalam wilayah bidang kuasa Mahkamah di Malaysia dan ia berbeza dengan ICERD Perkara 8 yang mendedahkan aduan diskriminasi kepada satu Jawatankuasa - Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

3) Terdapat peruntukan di dalam ICERD yang bersesuaian untuk dijadikan elemen melunasi penguatkuasaan undang-undang menolak diskriminasi di Malaysia. Malah sejarah ICERD ini wujud ekoran dari gerakan menolak diskriminasi bangsa kulit hitam di US dan Eropah dan antara pelopornya adalah tokoh Islam Malcolm X (Malik Shahbaz) serta Sheikh Yusuf Al-Makassari yang menjadi sumber inspirasi Nelson Mandela menentang apartheid. Justeru kita harus seimbang dan matang dalam memberi membuat penilaian.

4) Diskriminasi adalah luas dan jangan terperangkap bilamana disebut menolak diskriminasi seolah-olah kaum majoriti diancam. Sebenarnya kaum majoriti juga perlukan perlindungan dari diskriminasi. Isu wanita dibuang kerja kerana bertudung, kenyataan provokasi menghina orang Melayu dan lain-lain jelas menunjukkan kita yang majoriti juga perlukan perlindungan dari menjadi mangsa diskriminasi. 5) Selagi mana kita tidak jujur, terbuka dan berjiwa besar mengakui dilemma diskriminasi yang dihadapi kaum masing-masing selagi itu laungan perpaduan yang kita ungkapkan hanya meniti di bibir retorika bersifat politik semata-mata. Oleh:- Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, Setiausaha Agung, ABIM.

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

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