Malaysia: 10-year-old Christian student caned for bringing fried rice with pork to school

Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Malaysia: “Jakim Asked To Investigate Beginda’s Religious Status – Nazri,” from Bernama, November 10 (thanks to Twostellas):

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) –The government has asked the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to investigate the religious status of Beginda Anak Minda also known as Noor Azman Abdullah, said Minister in the Orime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

He said only after this was done, could investigations proceed into the caning of his son in a school in Kuching for bringing fried rice with pork sausages into the school’s premises.

“If he is determined to be a Muslim, according to a decree issued by the National Fatwa Council, if one of the parents is a Muslim, the child also has to be a Muslim.

“Only after this can conclusions be drawn why his son was caned,” he said when winding debate on the Supply Bill 2011 for the Prime Minister’s Department in the Dewan Rakyat Wednesday.

The case was highlighted in newspapers on Nov 5 after the 10-year-old boy’s mother, Angela Jabing, complained to the Sarawak Education Department about the caning incident.

The issue also caused a shouting match to erupt between Zulkifli Nordin (Ind-Kulim-Bandar Baharu) and Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (Pas-Kuala Selangor) leading to the latter being ordered out of the Dewan till proceedings resumed in the afternoon.

Zulkifli had accused PAS of condoning Muslims eating pork which riled up Dzulkefly resulting a slanging match between the duo which lasted for almost 10 minutes before Timbalan Speaker Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar intervened.

Later, Chong Chien Jen (DAP-Bandar Kuching) told reporters at Parliament’s lobby that Basil anak Beginda (the son) was not a Muslim based on his parents religious status in his birth certificate and their wedding certificate which was e-mailed to him by Basil’s mother today.

“According to the certificates, his father, Beginda anak Minda has no religion while his mother, Angela anak Jabing is a Christian. So based on this, the boy was brought up as a Christian according to his mother’s religion,” he said.

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  1. says

    Do you wonder what the state is capable of? How many of you are allowed to send cupcakes or cookies with your child for snacktime at school?

    No one?

    It’s almost Pythonesque, really. I can’t believe these Muslims. I can’t believe real humans think like this.

  2. says

    once again, Islam tries to force you to accept their rule..using the fear of violence and/or death…The Muslim intimidation factor knows no bounds.

  3. says

    With the takeover of Muslim thought in Maylasia pigs all over the land in feel good moments of utter relief and brazen haughtiness are now refusing to do tricks at the annual fair and are no longer befriending spiders and rats!

  4. says

    It’s more likely that the father was a Muslim of convenience. In the East Malaysian states of Sabah & sarawak, it’s common for indigenous peoples to convert to Islam to get govt assistance. From what I hear, some also convert in order to advance socially. The boy’s father contested as a Muslim politician back in 1999. Apparently he also reconverted back to Christianity the same year. IMO he should be worried about his safety now that his apostasy has become common knowledge :!

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