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April 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Racism and Hate Crimes in Malaysia

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I stumbled across this very disturbing piece of news on



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Concerned International Student studying in Malaysia

23rd September 2008

The Prime Minister,

Sallam Alaykum Waramotulah Wabarakatuh


“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women…..” Qur’an 49, vs 11

We the concerned international students studying in various institutions in Malaysia wish to register with dismay our grievances and bring to your attention the uncomplimentary, racist, vicious attacks and the killing of foreigners in Malaysia. The most recent being the gruesome murder on


the 21st of September, 2008 of a Chadian student at Wangsa Maju, Selangor, Malaysia.

Facts relevant to our complaint

A 22 year old Abdel Aziz Hassan Abdraman from



Chad republic was gruesomely murdered in the full gare of the public and reportedly under the supervision of some police personnel. The incident which happened at Wangsa Maju, Selangor, Malaysia took place at around 9pm as widely reported in news especially the “The Malay Mail” of Tuesday, September 22nd 2008. According to the reports, the victims of the attack were on their way to the International Islamic University Malaysia to join the Tarawih prayer. While within the vicinity of the Wangsa Maju LRT station, some Malaysian youths numbering about twenty, and armed with weapons, swarmed at the deceased and his friends, inflicted them with severe injuries which ultimately led to the death of one of them – Late Abdel Aziz Hassan Abdraman (the other victims are still suffering from the pains of the attacks).

The Wangsa Maju incident is only one in a series of attacks that foreigners have suffered in this country. The locals’ sense of tolerance for guests is almost zero. The most disturbing dimension to these developments is the feelings that unprovoked attacks on foreigners enjoy government’s support. It was frightening to read, in the media reports, the statement credited to a top Malaysian Police officer – Chief Assistant Commissioner,  Zakaria Pagan – that the attack by the youths was meant to teach the foreigners how to behave in public. It should not be a surprise therefore that police men actually witnessed the incident and saw the attackers but made no arrest.

We wish humbly to note that the security of foreigners in

Malaysia has declined far below recognized international standard. As citizens of other countries and human beings, foreigners are entitled to a minimum human rights standard, viz right to life, right to liberty and right to dignity among others. To say the least, in Malaysia all these rights in regards to foreigners are observed more in the breach. Even the religious connection is ignored. Islam regards a man’s life as sacred. People here toy with foreigners’ life regardless of religious creed. A Muslim’s life was cut short during Ramadhan for no other reason than hatred.
Nations of the world need one another. Some citizens of this country are students elsewhere in the world and economic interests of this country are not limited to any geographical location. It is only wise that nations protect the citizens of other nations in the interest of global peace. Security and Justice go hand in hand and so criminals must be brought to book. Acts of terrorism against foreigners in Malaysia will stop only if perpetrators are made to face the law.Therefore, we urge you to use your good offices to unearth the riddle of Abdul Azeez’s murder by:
1)    Instituting a panel of inquiry to investigate the murder of Abdul Azeez at Wangsa Maju as well as the role of the police in connection with the incident.
2)    Causing the Police to identify the culprits and prosecute them in a Court of Law.
3)    Causing a retraction of the unfortunate statement credited to Sentul district Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Zakaria Pagan and his immediate removal from office.
4)    Guaranteeing security in concrete terms to foreigners (especially students) in
5)    Cause a government delegation to visit the bereaved family of Abdul Azeez and the Chadian government.
6)    Fostering harmonious relationship between locals and foreigners.Maa Sallam,


cc: Deputy Prime Minister
cc: Foreign Affairs Ministers
cc: All Foreign embassies in


cc: All Human Right Groups
cc: All Heads of Tertiary institutions in Malaysia
cc: All Major International Press outfits
cc: The Chadian Government 


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September 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm

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The Height of Religious Hypocrisy!

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all something new comes along that takes the zinger. We’ve all heard about the case of the man with 86 wives making the rounds. He was brought to the fore last month when a popular dialy published his story. He claimed to have recieved divine order from Allah to marry those women, many of whom have children for him. He calls himself a religious man, and at the same time insists that there is nothing in the Qur’an that forbids a man from marrying as many women as he wishes.

The man is obviously unwell. If someone tells me God positively told him to marry that many women, I won’t even break my neck arguing with him.

Rather than proffer psychiatric solutions to his predicament our religious leaders publicly denounced his multiple marriages with unnecessary pomp and peagantry. Why is it that they hurriedly stride into action when it suits them? While it is unquestionably against the religion (as even non-Muslims know the maximum number of wives is four) one has to wonder what crime the man has committed to warrant him banished from the Nupe kingdom? To the best of my knowledge no where in the Qur’an or Hadeeth (sayings of the Prophet) does it say that if a man marries more than four wives such and such is the punishment for his offence. As far as the Shari’ah is concerned, there is no prescribed punishment. So the committe of Islamic scholars who came up with the wonderful idea to banish the man themselves have to be inspected thoroughly beause I’m certain all is not well with them.

They must really be unwell because these very same leaders keep mum, and by their silence are complicit in the looting and plundering of state treasury. The so called Shari’ah states are no better than the rest of the country. The only thing they are good at is shouting their holier than thouness down at the rest of the world and intimidating the masses with harsh punishment while they’ve failed woefully at fulfilling their own end of the bargain. Didn’t we hear recently tonnes of grains that was released to the Northern states as a way to subsidize the rising cost of food and alleviate starvation was reportedly shared amongst their various leaders. Bloody hypocrites!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Nigerian is too corrupt for any meaningful system of governing to work, be it religious or wordly. We would first have to totally uproot ourselves from the status quo and lay down a brand new foundation for there to be a semblance of synchronimity as per our national psyche. As long as our leaders are pooled form the same populace, any attempt at reformation is just plain talk shop!

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September 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm

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August 9, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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