The initial report via Malaysiakini reported that the low-lifes at the customs told Juliana Nicholas that the bibles would be “referred" to the Internal Security Ministry’s Publications and Al-Quran Texts Control Division. She was told that, "Oh, we do this even with the Qurans that come through this way" and thatwhen the bibles could be returned to her “would depend on those people at the division”.
Of course, when their misdeed is reported, the story changes.
An AP report states that the Customs Department said Monday that the Bibles were seized to check if they were being imported for commercial purposes.
As it is, the Ms Nicholas, the carrier of the bible, also carried with her a letter from the parish priest stating that the texts were for use by the church
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The incident happened on Jan 28th. Only after it was reported by Malaysiakini on Feb4th and picked up by international news agencies did it merit a response from the Ministry implicated.
Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow said it did not involve his ministry.
“The Customs officer has no authority to do so and on being told of the matter, we asked the Bible to be returned immediately to the person,” he said.
Fu said the incident should not have taken place, adding that he had clarified the matter with the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM).
1. This is not an isolated incident where the Little Mullah Napoleons target Christian materials. We all know about the SIB Sunday School materials which were confiscated. And CFM chairman Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing said the incident, which happened on Jan. 28, was not an isolated case as they have received many complaints from Christians being told to hand over religious books to custom officers at various checkpoints in the country. So how, Fu Ah Kow?
2. Was that Little Mullah Napoleon dealt with? Was he given a show-cause letter for what FAK terms as "The Customs officer has no authority to do so"? Or is it just another day in mullah-sia for this LMN?