i just posted about the memo handover yesterday early wee morning and suddenly yesterday afternoon i heard that it had been postponed. so disappointed. i was so upset… more so on learning the reason why it has to be postponed. one of those ‘silly, unreasonable but as expected, no surprise’ reason. i shouldn’t say more as it is not my part to do so but the organiser’s. anyway, here is the message from stanley.
It is with a heavy heart, i write to you to inform you that the Memo handover to the KDN pertaining to the Al-Islam issue has been postponed indefintely due to the unexpected responses the Catholic Lawyer’s Association of KL has received from certain disgruntled parties who feel we (the Christians) are on a vendetta against the Muslim people. This disgruntled parties have expressed their unhappiness over the planned Memo handover in a manner that appears to compromise the safety of the people who would be involved in the handover.
The response from Christians to the Memo handover itself has been tremendous with groups of people even from as far as Penang organising themselves to be in Putrajaya. Some churches in KL have even gone as far as printing banners and posters in preparation for the Memo handover. However, the CLA has made it clear that the Memo handover was never meant to turn into a public rally which may attract further unwanted and even unwarranted consequences.
Due to these two reasons and others (of which i cannot yet reveal), the memo handover will be postponed till further notice. However this does not mean that this is the end of the issue. Joachim and I will be meeting with a member of the CLA in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (17th) to discuss in further strategies to pressure the authorities to take complaints made by the Catholic communities more seriously as opposed to the current attitude of blatantly ignoring its concerns pertaining to the violations of its freedom to worship without being interupted or intruded upon by folks armed with false information.
We will certainly keep you posted of any further developments. If you have any questions, please call me at the number below. Till then, do your part in creating awareness by emailing and talking to your friends about this issues. Better still, write to the main stream and alternative press (inlcuding Herald). All this is better than doing nothing.
Regards and God Bless,