Selangor MB Khalid gives assurance there will be no repetition of Jais disruption of Hindu wedding

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has given assurance that there will be no repetition of Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) disruption of a Hindu wedding, as happened on Sunday when Jais took away a bride from a Hindu wedding ceremony at a temple in Shah Alam on suspicion that she is a Muslim.

I met Khalid earlier today to express the outrage of moderate Malaysians, whether Muslims or non-Muslims, at Jais’ high-handed and unacceptable raid on Sunday, which tantamount to disrespect and interference with the affairs of other religions in the country.
Jais was acting in a most insensitive and offensive manner when it stopped the Hindu wedding ceremony after it received a tip-off that the 32-year-old bride named Zarena Abdul Majid is a Muslim.

It is now established that Zarena was born and raised as a Hindu but her name was registered by her estranged father who had converted to Islam.

Malaysians must not be held hostage by irresponsible elements in our midst who want to spread the alarm that Islam is under attack, when there is no basis whatsoever for such a message. Islam, or any other religion in the country, is not under attack!

Malaysia must continue to be a model of multi-religious society where the great religions in the world can flourish in peace, harmony, tolerance and acceptance by 30 million Malaysians.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 7:44 pm

    The truth is even with the outraged shown, critics have been treating the incident with kid-glove – as is normal in this country when it comes to anything Islamic in this country. Jais was not only high-handed – they made HUGE assumptions and OVER self-importance of not of their duties but their procedures. If the same thing was done by a non-Muslim to a Muslim in any other jurisdiction, these same people from Jais would have come out with many many times worst respond and expletive – AND we all know it.

    So lets make the point across to these people at JAIS- Its Others that are conductiong themselves ABOVE their standards – they have to raise theirs.

  2. #2 by bangkoklane on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Wow, I wonder what the next action should be or will be.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 8:49 pm

    Religion is a personal thingy n should b left 2 an individual 2 decide
    An interesting report – true meh?

  4. #4 by bangkoklane on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 8:50 pm

    And I also wonder what assurances from politicians are worth…

  5. #5 by good coolie on Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Jais are Umno fellows. The MB dares not control them becuase UMNO would paint the MB as anti-Islam. Too bad!
    Another arena is forced conversion of minors by Indian males who feel they must be polygamous!

  6. #6 by good coolie on Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 8:18 pm

    Macam biasalah.

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