Hornbill Unleashed

January 22, 2013

Priest lodges police report over ‘Bible burning pesta’ notice

Filed under: religion — Hornbill Unleashed @ 7:23 PM
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A Christian priest has lodged a police report after he found a notice purportedly by an Anti-Bahasa Melayu Bible Action Group calling all Muslims to join in a ‘Bahasa Melayu Bible burning pesta’.

Reverend John Kennady was shocked to find the notice typed on a plain piece of paper with the title ‘Jom Bakaq! Pesta Bakaq Bible Bahasa Melayu’ (Let’s burn! Bahasa Melayu Bible burning fest) in his post box this morning.

The notice, written in Bahasa Malaysia, invites all Muslims to join the ‘Anti-Bahasa Melayu Bible Action Group’ in a ‘pesta’ to burn the Malay version of the Bible ‘for the sake of the future generations’.

It further proclaimed that the group already has in its hands several Malay versions of the Bible and it urged all Muslims to join in the ‘pesta’ to burn the Bibles at a field in front of the Ahmad Badawi Hall in Bagan Luar here this Sunday morning.

It also stated that the reason they had chosen Sunday was because it is the day that Christians are in churches praying and it ended with a sentence proclaiming ‘Let’s Teach ‘Em A Lesson’.

In an immediate response, the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) has condemned those behind this in an official statement.

CFM chairman Bishop Datuk Ng Moon Hing said the CFM vehemently abhors this Bible-burning action which was first proposed by Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali.

Ibrahim had made a call for Malay versions of the Bible that contains the words ‘Allah’ and Jawi scriptures to be burnt.

Yesterday, the controversial group issued a statement clarifying that Ibrahim Ali had meant the Malay-language Bibles with the words ‘Allah’ and Jawi writing should be burnt and not all Bibles.

“Now, it seems someone or a group has threatened to make Bible-burning a reality on Sunday, a day most sacred to Christians,” said Bishop Ng.

“All religious scriptures are sacred books and we should not threaten to burn them or to desecrate any such holy book in any manner,” he said.

He said Christians are peace-loving people who will continue to seek peace and harmony across all religious groups for the well-being of the country.

“We pray that good sense and moderation will prevail for all people in times such as this,” he said.

He also called on those who are spreading hatred for political gain to cease and desist from such a vile act which is unbecoming of all Malaysians who uphold the Rukunegara of which the first pillar is ‘Belief in God’.

When contacted, state religious affairs committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said he was notified of this and the state government had immediately sought the assistance of the police.

“We have urged the police to thoroughly investigate this and to take action,” he said, adding that only a few of the notices were distributed in Butterworth.

“It is probably just a hoax,” he said.

Earlier today, DAP chairman Karpal Singh had filed a police report against Ibrahim Ali while pressing the Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail to initiate investigations into the Bible-burning statement by the Perkasa chief.



  1. First they torched the houses of God, the churches, now this pig wants God’s Word – the Holy Bible burnt. Do you think God keeps silent? Pray and put this on His hands, it would be much better on the hands of Police who will just do nothing

    When in your prayer, pray for forgiveness also for these people> May Jesus will show himself in front of him Ibrahim some days or some nights so that he will cry and repent. God bless Ibrahim Ali

    Comment by Mother Heart — January 23, 2013 @ 2:40 PM | Reply

    • Correction, ” it would be much better that on the hands of…….

      Comment by Mother Heart — January 23, 2013 @ 2:42 PM | Reply

  2. This Ibrahim is a pig.

    Last time he called Chinese in Malaysia – pendatang and penumpang.

    Now he called for burning Bible that contains “Allah”.

    This pig is burning “Allah”!!!!!

    What a pig!!!!

    He sure has to be answerable to Allah, if animals can be punished like human beings.

    Comment by Ahmad — January 22, 2013 @ 11:24 PM | Reply

  3. Why don’t they do it in sarawak. It would be very interesting to see how the event will turn out. They might be headless.

    Comment by James Big — January 22, 2013 @ 10:40 PM | Reply

  4. UMNO is PERKASA and PERKASA is UMNO. The AG, Minister of Home , PDRM and the PM will never take action against its own. Look at Utusan Melayu, the mouthpiece of UMNO which has been found guilty by the High Court on numerous occasions of slandering, publishing lies with the intent of sowing hatred has yet to be reprimanded by the Ministry of Home or has its printing and publishing licence revoked. Ibrahim Ali will continue to sow hatred and stoke racial and religious disharmoney with the tacit approval of the PM and the authorities.

    Comment by Bidayuh Headmaster — January 22, 2013 @ 9:25 PM | Reply

  5. Ibrahim the Frog started all this and yet the bloody UMNO/BN is not doing anything to him.

    Comment by gagojackman — January 22, 2013 @ 9:15 PM | Reply

  6. idris jala got no spine

    Comment by SELVA — January 22, 2013 @ 8:54 PM | Reply

  7. Idris Jala should say something …

    Comment by tigeryk — January 22, 2013 @ 8:18 PM | Reply

    • Who is Idris Jala? As far as we know he is a nobody.

      Comment by Mandela — January 22, 2013 @ 8:19 PM | Reply

  8. Christians should respond by turning up at the upcoming election to voice their displeasure at the ballot box.

    Comment by Confused — January 22, 2013 @ 8:14 PM | Reply

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