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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Swearing in God's name

I read the below news report by NST with a sarcastic smile on my face.

The news report had literally forgotten to quote Najib's name for swearing in God's name, I believe not once but twice on the involvement of a high profile case.

And looks like Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also had forgotten that he has stepped his boss shoes....

So is swearing now an in thing to avoid a criminal charge? Looks like many alleged criminals will take this next course of action should all legal avenues are exhausted.

©New Straits Times (Used by permission)

KUALA TERENGGANU: Do not make a trend of swearing in God's name or on the Quran as this would only serve to degrade its value, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid, however, added that swearing on the Quran and in God's name had yet to become a trend.

The minister said this after attending a meeting with the National Fatwa Council here yesterday

On Saturday, Perak Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali swore in the name of God that he was not involved in any political conspiracy or plan that had resulted in the arrest of two Pakatan Rakyat state executive councilors for alleged corruption.

Tajol Rosli was also quoted as saying that he would swear as many times as Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin of Pas wanted.

On Aug 15, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the former aide to Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, swore on the Quran that he had been sodomised by the latter.

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