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ISNA Tarik Balik Jemputan Kepada Mahathir
By Marhain Tua
22/8/2000 4:20 am Tue
Washington - Pertubuhan Islam Amerika Utara telah membatalkan jemputan
yang mereka buat kepada Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Mahathri Mohamad. Mahathir
telah dipelawa untuk memberikan ucapannya kepada satu muktamar tahunan
pada bulan September ini. Tindakan itu adalah berasaskan keputusan mahkamah
yang menghukum mantan timbalan perdana menteri.
Anwar yang telah dipecat oleh Mahathir dan ditahan pada September 1998,
telah menafikan semua tuduhan dengan menyatakan bahawa semua tuduhan itu
adalah satu konspirasi oleh musuh politik yang mahu memusnahkan karier
Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) August 19, 2000, Saturday
August 19, 2000, Saturday
Islamic Society withdraws invitation to prime minister
WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Society of North America has rescinded its
invitation to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad to address its
annual convention in September because of the trial and conviction of the
country's former deputy prime minister.
The umbrella organization's members were distraught over a high court's
verdict against Anwar Ibrahim. On Aug. 7, he was convicted of s###my and
sentenced to nine years in prison on top of the six years he is already
serving for corruption.
Ibrahim, who was sacked by Mahathir and arrested in September 1998, denies
the charges, saying they were trumped up by his political enemies to end
"Because of the strong protests we are receiving from our members, we are
unable to a#sure a favorable reception of the prime minister," Sayed M.
Syeed, the Islamic Society's secretary general, wrote in a letter to
Malaysia's U.S. amba#sador.
"We wanted him to come here and address Muslims as a leader who stands for
justice . . . Without any drastic change in his decision, his presence
will be a source of anger."
The Malaysian emba#sy in Washington confirmed that the prime minister had
accepted the invitation but declined further comment.