Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Damansara Utama Methodist Church raid by JAIS: DYMM Sultan Selangor say it is legal

Here is the latest news and we pray the last about the JAIS raid on the DUMC event during last Ramadhan:

Church raid legal, says Selangor Sultan

Jais report shows evidence there were attempts to subvert the faith and belief of Muslims
Monday, October 10th, 2011 12:16:00
PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor today said the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department's (Jais) raid at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) here on Aug 3 is according to law.
In the incident, police and Jais raided a multiracial thanksgiving dinner at DUMC in Jalan 13/1, organised by Harapan Komuniti, a non-profit organisation helping women, children, HIV/AIDS sufferers and victims of natural disasters, after receiving complaints of an alleged attempt to proselytise Muslims at the function.
Twelve Muslims were detained and later told to present themselves at the Shah Alam Syariah Court on Oct 19.
In a statement issued today, the Sultan said that after going through a report submitted by Jais regarding the raid, the palace is satisfied that the actions of Jais were correct and did not breach any laws enforceable in Selangor.
The Sultan said the actions of Jais were in line with the jurisdiction provided under Syariah Criminal Procedure (State of Selangor) Enactment, 2003, Syariah Criminal (State of Selangor) Enactment, 1995 and Selangor Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Amongst Muslims) Enactment, 1988.
"Based on the investigations by Jais, there is evidence that there were attempts to subvert the faith and belief of Muslims but that the evidence obtained would be insufficient for further legal actions to be taken.
Therefore, after carefully deliberating the report by Jais and after obtaining advice from religious authorities and legal experts, we are in agreement that there would be no prosecution against any parties."
"Even so, we command that Jais provide counselling to Muslims who were involved in the said dinner, to restore their belief and faith in the Religion of Islam. We also command Jais to carry out preaching to Muslims in a more regular and organised manner so that their belief and faith towards Islam is protected and enhanced.
"We hope that after this, any and all activities being carried out or which are going to be carried out for the purposes of spreading other religions to Muslims in Selangor must be ceased immediately and no further activities or anything similar to them are carried out in the future."

The full text of the DYMM Sultan of Selangor Press Statement can be read here in Malay and here in English.

I think YB Hassan Ali is vindicated so is JAIS,  while the MB of Selangor and some Pakatan Excos and some BN politicians and also some Clerics  who had ask for apologies from JAIS even before the report on the raid  has been completed, are caught embarassed without a chair to sit on after the music had stopped.

1 comment:

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