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JAIS-DUMC Controversy – Was the Sultan Not Properly Informed?

October 12, 2011

JAIS-DUMC Controversy – Was the Sultan Not Properly Informed?

**This article also appeared:

Malaysiakini 12 Oct 2011 LINK and Malaysia Insider 12 Oct 2011 LINK

The Christian community has waited with anticipation for DYMM Sultan of Selangor, to come out with a statement that will help resolve the inter-religious crisis sparked off by the JAIS raid on DUMC on 3 August, 2011.

We welcome the Sultan’s wish that religious harmony should continue in the state and his decree that there be no prosecution against any of the parties involved.

However, the Sultan’s statement does raise a few issues of serious concern for the non-Muslim community as there are views expressed therein that suggest that the Sultan may not have been properly informed by his advisers. (more…)