Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) Raided A Methodist Church

MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu condemned the raid, saying it was “an outrageous conduct against pluralistic practices and the concept of unity.”

She said the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat-led government owes the public an explanation and apology over the raid.

“Allowing this to take place during the holy month of Ramadan makes it all the more shameful,” she said.

PETALING JAYA (Aug 3, 2011): The Selangor government regrets the raid conducted by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) during an appreciation dinner on Wednesday night, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pix) said today.

In a statement to the press, he said: “The Selangor government views the incident seriously.”

“I have ordered JAIS to prepare an in-depth report about the incident, including exact reasons for the raid,” he added.

Abdul Khalid said he had called DUMC senior pastor Daniel Ho to express his regret and will meet him soon upon receiving the JAIS report.

Abdul Khalid said the state government respects the freedom of religion and the right of all parties to celebrate their culture and beliefs.

“We are always open to discussions and dialogues on fostering harmony among citizens regardless of religion and appreciate the efforts to increase understanding between people professing various religious beliefs,” he added.

The raid occurred during an appreciation dinner held by DUMC at the Dream Centre in Petaling Jaya to commemorate the efforts of the NGO Harapan Komuniti to help women and children, victims of HIV/AIDS and natural disasters. The event was attended by all races.

In a statement, DUMC senior pastor Dr Daniel Ho said about 30 JAIS and police officers entered the premises without a warrant and started taking photographs and videos as well as details of the Muslim guests present.

“When asked by the organisers why they were there, JAIS (officers) replied that they received a complaint, but were unable to produce it when asked,” he added.

He said the church and Community Excel Services that rented Dream Centre are highly disappointed with the trespass and action of JAIS and police officers who “entered and searched a private property without a warrant.”

“They have subjected all guests at the thanksgiving dinner to undue harassment,” he added.

In a statement, CFM chairman Bishop Datuk Ng Moon Hing questioned the legality of the raid, interrogation and harassment of the guests present at the dinner and whether the officers were acting within their legal jurisdiction.

“It is ironic that such a celebratory gathering of volunteers, leaders, supporters and members of the community should be disrupted by the high-handed and repugnant actions of the state religious enforcement officers.

“In recent times, we have witnessed an increase in incidences where Christians have been singled out and targeted with unjustified accusations and prejudice from various groups as well as certain mainline media who have made inflammatory statements against the spirit of 1Malaysia,” he added.

Ng called upon the relevant authorities, including the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, to conduct an investigation over the raid.

MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu condemned the raid, saying it was “an outrageous conduct against pluralistic practices and the concept of unity.”

She said the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat-led government owes the public an explanation and apology over the raid.

“Allowing this to take place during the holy month of Ramadan makes it all the more shameful,” she said.

ONE MALAYSIA! MALAYSIA BOLEH!

UPDATE – August 06, 2011

S’gor govt issues gag order on church raid

Posted on 5 August 2011 – 05:44pm

Meena L. Ramadas
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

PETALING JAYA (Aug 5, 2011): The Selangor government has issued a gag order on state executive councillors, stopping them from making any statements about the raid conducted by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) during a dinner held by the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) until the matter is resolved.

In a statement, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the Selangor government will seek the advice of Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to resolve the matter surrounding the issue after a report of the incident is prepared by JAIS.

“Until an action is taken and the issue resolved, all state executive council members are prohibited from making any statements about the issue,” he said.

“We regret that the incident occurred and the state government is of the view that the people do not feel that their interests are protected with such an incident.

“Good intentions and purposes do not justify the acts that fail to demonstrate justice and wisdom in leading the community,” he added.

He urged the people to maintain the spirit of harmony, respect and tolerance.

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UPDATE – August 12, 2012

JAIS: It was an inspection, not raid

Posted on 11 August 2011 – 08:38pm
Last updated on 12 August 2011 – 08:12am

SHAH ALAM (Aug 11, 2011): The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) today clarified that its enforcement officers with members of the police force were merely carrying out an inspection and not a raid on Dream Centre owned by the Damansara Utama Methodist Church on Aug 3. Read more >

…aaw, the Talibans have turned pale, come on…have some balls man, or else remove the Turbans! Give me a break!

UPDATE – August 16, 2011

Talibans counseled 12 Muslim diners at Church (DUMC)

Posted on 15 August 2011 – 07:52pm
Last updated on 16 August 2011 – 07:51am

SHAH ALAM (Aug 15, 2011): The 12 Muslims found at a Damansara Utama church during an inspection have given statements to Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).

The three men and nine women in their 20s and 40s were also given counselling by JAIS officers. Read more >

Counseling?? WTF for?

Is it forbidden in ISLAM, or in Malaysia for Muslims to attend a Christian organized event/dinner?

I imagined the counseling words:-

“Look here my Muslim brothers and sisters, God forbids ye to drink and dine with Christians, lest ye be one and burn in the fires of HELL!”

Now I will puke if I hear “ONE MALAYSIA”

UPDATE August 24, 2011

Selangor Sultan denies suggesting consultative council

Posted on 23 August 2011 – 07:35pm
Last updated on 24 August 2011 – 07:51am

SHAH ALAM (Aug 23, 2011): The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today stated as untrue, the statement by Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim that he had suggested the state government set up a consultative council to resolve the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS)-church issue. Read more>

Looking for Royale support…or playing YO-YO?

I think its time to SHUT down the Talibans’ networks in Selangor and other States. Their records have been nothing more than being a public nuisance at the expense of the tax-paying public, especially non-Muslim tax-payers in all fairness.

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