Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mengulas Malaysiakini: Teresa, dont play with fire.

Kok's family home attacked
Rahmah Ghazali | Sep 27, 08 10:10am
breaking news updated 12.40pm Two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the family home of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur early today. No one was hurt in the incident.MORE
  • Vulgar message thrown in too
  • Family members very shaken

Molotov cocktail


1. Ambiga, The Lina Joy case as well as the two public fora on the social contract and conversion to Islam this year, which appear to have rent further the gap between the civil and syariah courts. Datuk S. Ambiga, she'd say they were a little "too eventful”. Ambiga herself has received several threatening messages and phone calls from anonymous parties, most particularly after last month's forum on "Conversion to Islam: Revisiting Article 121(A) of the Federal Constitution". A Molotov cocktail was lobbed into the compound of her old family home, now occupied by Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Women's Affairs, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, and her family.

2. IPOH, May 15 (Bernama) — The Perak DAP headquarters in Bandar Ipoh Raya here was damaged when two unidentified men hurled a petrol bomb at it early this morning. The incident, which happened at 2.20am, was witnessed by a security guard, Ammeri Ahmad, 45, who was on duty at a nearby school and who then called the police.

3. November 7, 2001 Churches torched in Malaysia in reaction against war in Afghanistan. Christian churches in Malaysia have been under attack as extremist Islamic groups reacted to the U.S.-led military attacks on Afghanistan. The latest of a series of arson attempts on Christian churches took place on October 27, when extremists set ablaze the Christ Community Center Church in Subang Jaya.

A fortnight before this, extremists attempted to torch the Catholic Church of Christ the King in Sungai Petani, a city about 190 miles northwest of Kuala Lumpur in the northern state of Kedah, the home state of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In a separate attack, Molotov cocktails were thrown at St Philip’s Catholic Centre on October 14 in Segamat in the southern state of Johore. Fortunately, most of the Molotov cocktails failed to explode and only the door was damaged.

The Marthoma Christian Community Centre, also in Sungai Petani, was set ablaze by suspected Muslim extremists in July. Damage to the Center was estimated at £55,000 and police believe members of the Malaysian Mujahideen Group (Kumpulan Militan Malaysia), were responsible for the fire

4. Myanmar who threw a Molotov cocktail at KL Myanmar embassy will be charged

KUALA LUMPUR: A Myanmar citizen who allegedly threw a molotov cocktail at his country’s embassy in Ampang will be charged for mischief on Aug 14.

A Sessions Court here set the date to hear two charges against arts graduate Saw Naung, 25, a Myanmar national, who is said to have thrown a molotov cocktail at the embassy in Jalan Ampang Hilir in Cheras at noon on July 22.

5. Malaysia 'teapot cult' attacked. A lawyer for the sect, Haris Mohamad Ibrahim, said that about 30 armed men dressed in Arab robes had attacked the commune with Molotov cocktails. No-one was injured in the attack, which caused a small fire Its leader, Ayah Pin, says he is the saviour of the world.

6. The house of an Australian computer consultant here was attacked by four Molotov cocktails, but no one was killed or injured, local reports said on Tuesday.

The Australian was at home with a female Malaysian friend when four Molotov cocktails were hurled at the house, but only two of them exploded, Malaysia's national news services Bernama said.

Bernama said that last Saturday and Monday, Molotov cocktails were hurled at the houses of the executive director and a senior manager of KFC holdings in Malaysia.UPDATED: 21:10, March 21, 2006

7. Molotov cocktail attack in Tawau: Man held 18 January, 2005 Tawau: Police have detained a Bugis in his 40s in connection with the molotov cocktail (petrol bomb) attack on the house of a businessman at Taman Leitz, here, on Friday. District Police Chief, ACP Sulaiman Junaidi, said police spotted the vehicle matching the complainant's description at Km 6, Jalan Kuhara, on Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was stopped and the driver detained to facilitate investigations, he said.

8. Molotov cocktails are used against
the Police when 2 men are injured after live bullets were fired in the crowd at the Batu Burok violence in Terengganu, Malaysia on Saturday night (September 8). The clash was sparked when police ordered the crowd of 500 people (some reported 750) gathering at Jalan Sultan Mahmud, close to Batu Burok, to disperse peacefully at 10pm. The crowd was there to attend a talk organized by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections

9. DISPUTE OVER A SHRINE. HOW TO EXPLAIN THE ugly religious incident in downtown Penang? The economy? Politics? It began when Muslims attending prayers complained about noise from a Hindu shrine nearby and asked them to move. State authorities allocated a new site less than a kilometer away, and in late March Hindu devotees gathered to move the shrine. That's when Muslims began hurling rocks and taunts, according to bystanders. "It was intimidating," says a state assemblyman who spoke to witnesses.

The next evening a group of Muslims prepared to march to the new Hindu site. Police managed to head off a clash and arrested 94 "troublemakers" armed with Molotov cocktails and parangs (knives). Deputy Premier Anwar Ibrahim, who hails from Penang state, persuaded leaders of both sides to shake hands.

According to a senior official, politics may have played a part. A few months ago the owner of the land asked the city to remove the shrine because it was an illegal structure. The authorities prevaricated. During campaigning for internal division elections for the United Malays National Organization (dominant party in the federal coalition) one of the challengers in a three-way fight reportedly backed the Muslims' complaint. Concluded the state assemblyman: "Some say local leaders took advantage of the situation."

According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.
According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.
According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.
According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.
According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.
According to a senior official, politics may have played a part.

beritadarigunung: Thanks to the original write-ups by friends. Of course, to continue living in Malaysia, we have to get to know the distant cousins where ever they are, black, brown, yellow and whites.