Selangor ruler angry PKR man gave speech at mosque
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Religious Department (Jais) has been directed by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to act against Masjid AnNur’s committee for allowing Subang member of parliament R. Sivarasa to deliver a speech at the mosque.
Jais director Datuk Haris Kasim said the nazir and mosque committee were called in to explain the situation on Friday and the report was submitted to the sultan and that the organisers would also be summoned.
He said the sultan was angry that Sivarasa delivered a speech at the mosque last week.
Haris said he was informed about this by Sultan Sharafuddin’s private secretary, Datuk Munir Bani.
“I was informed that the sultan was angry with Sivarasa’s action.
“As Selangor Islamic Religious Council chairman Datuk Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said in his speech during the breaking of fast at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, mosque committees must abide by the rule that prohibits unauthorised speakers from giving speeches.”
Last Wednesday, Sivarasa was said to have entered the mosque as a representative of Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to give a talk at the prayer hall.
Pictures of the PKR lawmaker at the mosque went viral and sparked an outcry.
Earlier yesterday, non-government organisations (NGOs) delivered a memorandum of protest on the incident to Jais.
The memorandum criticised Sivarasa’s action, which the NGOs said disrespected Islam.
Kesatuan Melayu Nasional secretary-general Datuk Khairul Khuzaini Zamsani said the memorandum was signed together with Permuafakatan Ayahanda SeMalaysia, Kota Damansara residents representative and Pertubuhan Aduan Masyarakat dan Pengguna Selangor.
The NGOs urged the mosque committee to issue an apology to the sultan and Muslims, and issue a statement on the incident.