Bumiputera Malaysia

Bumiputera Malaysia

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sedition Act 1948

On ASLI's 45% bumiputra equity report:
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said there was no need for the government to prove the ASLI institute wrong. "The government will continue to insist on the official data. We hope this will be accepted and will not be questioned by anyone." Najib also cautioned non-governmental organisations from raising "sensitive matters" that could be seen as seditious.

On Takaful Malaysia's "No Deepavali greetings" email:
Takaful Malaysia's Syariah Department head Fauzi Mustaffar sent an internal email to Takaful Malaysia staff forbidding Muslims from wishing Hindu friends "Happy Deepavali" and telling Muslim employees who have "committed the sin of extending such greetings" to repent. Takaful Malaysia public relations department head Lokman Abdul Rahman said the email was "for the purpose of internal circulation and as an advice or an opinion for our staff only." DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that Fauzi "should be sacked or be investigated under the 1948 Sedition Act".