[News] Eighth church attack in Seremban

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Church in Seremban attacked (Malaysiakini photo)

Church in Seremban attacked (Malaysiakini photo)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — The primarily East Malaysian Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) church in Seremban, Negri Sembilan was attacked today with a firebomb, leaving scorch marks on its front doors.

The attack did not affect the church interior and was believed to have occurred early this morning.

Rasah member of Parliament, Loke Siew Fook visited the church soon after and confirmed the incident.

“The worship hall was not affected, the attack only affected the front door,” Loke told The Malaysian Insider.

Meanwhile, Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said a report has been lodged, but refused to provide any details.

“I can’t confirm anything at this moment,” he said when contacted.

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[新闻] 用脚写字感动人‧老夫子大番薯访无臂女生

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黄敬銓(右)和李爱云(左起)、熙涵及昭芊和老夫子、大蕃薯在镜头前拍下美丽的一刻。(图:星洲日报)

黄敬銓(右)和李爱云(左起)、熙涵及昭芊和老夫子、大蕃薯在镜头前拍下美丽的一刻。(图:星洲日报)

(吉打‧亚罗士打‧独家报导:杨微屏)漫画人物“老夫子”和“大番薯”,“听到”吉打日得拉7岁无臂女生黄昭芊用脚写字,表现出了崇高的生命意志力,专程造访昭芊。

“老夫子”和“大番薯”的到来,让小昭芊和5岁妹妹熙涵都雀跃不己,会走会动的漫画人物突然出现在眼前,还和姐妹俩玩耍,让她们乐不可支,一旁的母亲李爱云和婆婆曾碧莲都感染了欢乐气氛。

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[新闻] 自备特设桌椅坐轮椅上学‧无臂女童以脚代手

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小昭芊用脚夹笔写出端正整齐的名字,每一笔都认真有劲。(图:星洲日报)

小昭芊用脚夹笔写出端正整齐的名字,每一笔都认真有劲。(图:星洲日报)

(吉打‧亚罗士打)华小新生残而不废;天生无双手,7岁小昭芊以脚代手!  

只有4支脚趾的右脚,却能让黄昭芊取代手来写字、摺衣、扫地、打电话、拉开书包、玩CONGKAK,甚至使用电脑上网等。 

她一出生就没有双臂,她从2岁开始就在母亲李爱云训练下,以脚代手。  

她五六岁在附设於吉北循正华小的学前幼儿园开始上学,家人就用特制的画板式桌子,及舅舅为她度身製作如小童学步车设计、用双脚操纵的小轮椅,每天携带这套特別桌椅到学校让她和其他小孩一起上课。  

今年升上循正小学一年级,姨婆细心为她缝制特別校服,后面3粒纽扣的深蓝校裙,配上白色短袖和领口,形成一件式蓝白校裙。  

妈妈决定让她独立,不再像幼儿园时全天候陪伴在侧。新学校的班上21名学生中,有半数是过去她在幼儿园的同学,新旧朋友对这身形如“小不点”,只有10公斤重的小同学疼爱有加,喜欢抚摸她的头,下课时就和她玩“老鹰捉小鸡”,她坐在小轮椅上在班上“跑来跑去”。 
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[News] 4 more churches attacked in Malaysia in Allah feud

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Police officers inspect damage at the All Saints Church in Taiping of Perak state, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Another church was hit by a firebomb early Sunday, the fifth assault in three days of unrest following a court decision that allows Christians and other non-Muslims to use 'Allah' to refer to God.

Police officers inspect damage at the All Saints Church in Taiping of Perak state, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Another church was hit by a firebomb early Sunday, the fifth assault in three days of unrest following a court decision that allows Christians and other non-Muslims to use 'Allah' to refer to God.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use “Allah” to refer to God.

Despite the attacks, thousands of Christians nationwide attended Sunday services and prayed for national unity and an end to the violence.

The unprecedented attacks have set off a wave of disquiet among Malaysia’s minority Christians and strained their ties with the majority Malay Muslims. About 9 percent of Malaysia’s 28 million people are Christian, most of whom are ethnic Chinese or Indian. Muslims make up 60 percent of the population and most of them are ethnic Malays.

Religious minorities have often complained about what they say is institutionalized religious discrimination here.

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[News] Fourth church attacked in Malaysia as Allah row deepens

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People gather as an investigator inspects the damage to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are seen in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. A fourth church in Malaysia has been hit by firebombs by unidentified attackers, stoking concern among Christians amid a growing dispute in the country over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims.

People gather as an investigator inspects the damage to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are seen in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. A fourth church in Malaysia has been hit by firebombs by unidentified attackers, stoking concern among Christians amid a growing dispute in the country over the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims. (AP photo)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A fourth church in Malaysia was hit by firebombs Saturday, stoking concern among Christians as a dispute rages over the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims.

The latest incident occurred after three other churches were firebombed Friday, just days after a Kuala Lumpur court ruled non-Muslims to use the word “Allah” to refer to God in their literature.

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[News] 3 Malaysian churches attacked in ‘Allah’ dispute

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Fire rescue personal inspect the damage after unidentified attackers set fire to a church in Malaysia, early Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Officials say unidentified attackers have set fire to a church in Malaysia amid a growing conflict in the country over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. (AP Photo)

Fire rescue personal inspect the damage after unidentified attackers set fire to a church in Malaysia, early Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Officials say unidentified attackers have set fire to a church in Malaysia amid a growing conflict in the country over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. (AP Photo)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Assailants attacked three Malaysian churches with firebombs Friday, extensively damaging one amid a growing conflict over the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims, officials said. 

The attacks sharply escalated tensions in the Muslim-majority country ahead of planned protests by Muslims later Friday against a Kuala Lumpur High Court verdict which struck down a 3-year-old ban on non-Muslims using “Allah” in their literature. 

“I condemn these actions because they will destroy our country’s harmony,” Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. “The government will take whatever steps it can to prevent such acts.” 

Najib said he has told the national police chief to step up security at churches and other places of worship. 

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