BERA – UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob urged stern action be taken against Subang Member of Parliament R. Sivarasa for making a speech in the prayer hall of the An-Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu, Subang recently.
Ismail Sabri said the PKR leader’s action in using the mosque for his political agenda clearly showed his disrespect for the religion.
“Previously non-Muslim PKR and DAP political members who had used the mosque to give a talk were warned not to repeat the act but it is still happening. It looks like they are not bothered by the Sultan’s decree and are belittling our religion. It is alright to make a speech outside the mosque under a tent but not inside the prayer hall,” he told reporters after presenting aid to nearly 136 asnaf at Masjid Darul Fikri here today.
“As such I hope stern action will be taken as a deterrent to others because they have already been warned several times.
Meanwhile, in JOHOR BAHRU Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said for years it had been established that only certified Muslim preachers are allowed to give lectures in mosques and surau in the state.
He said so far there has been no case of non-Muslims found giving lectures in mosques or surau.
“It is just not right to enter the mosque to give a talk. More over you cannot simply give a religious talk in the mosque or surau because only those with credential are allowed to do so,” he told reporters after presenting Ramadan gifts at Dewan Taman Cendana, Pasir Gudang here today.
On May 31, the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah was reported to be upset and disappointed with Subang Member of Parliament R. Sivarasa for giving a political speech at the An Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu, Subang which had also raised the ire of the local community. – BERNAMA