SHAH ALAM, NOV 7: Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim welcomes any investigation by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) against Lembah Pantai MP, Nurul Izzah Anwar over the allegation that she supports freedom of religion.
During a press interview after an EXCO meeting this evening, he expected that it would be a positive medium to promote healthy discourse among Moslems and to strengthen the understanding among them.
‘It is a duty of JAIS to be pro-active and understand the real meaning hidden behind her statement. This would eventually expedite the effort to solve the problem so that any misunderstanding can be avoided.’
‘One thing for sure is that no Moslem would want his dear brethren to defect his religion for other religion because it is a responsibility of a Moslem to ensure that the harmony in Islam is preserved’, he added.
He lauded Izzah’s willingness to come forward and clarify with JAIS regarding the real meaning behind her statement that had been manipulated by media and bloggers.
‘I find out that there are reports that are far misleading including Utusan Malaysia that makes it seem as though her statement would invite God’s wrath.’
‘I believe this is inaccurate and we need to solve this issue amicably for the sake of all Moslems’, he added.
Previously, in a forum in Subang Jaya, Izzah has allegedly made a statement that there should not be compulsion in Islam.
As a result of the statement that she made, Director of JAIS, Marzuki Husin said that actions could be taken against her if they believed that her statement had been issued with intent of leading Moslems astray.