SHAH ALAM, 9 NOV: The Deputy President of PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar met with officials Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) today to lodge a complaint regarding her statement on religious freedom claiming that it had been twisted by pro-UMNO media.
“Alhamdulillah, I have come to JAIS to state the truth to the director of JAIS, Datuk Marzuki (Hussin) and Alhamdulillah, JAIS had shown good co-operation,” Nurul Izzah said in a press conference at the JAIS headquarters here.
“I had attached the slanderous newspaper clippings from Utusan Malaysia as well as my explanations and the transcript,” the Lembah Pantai MP said.
The meeting with Marzuki and three other JAIS officials took about 45 minutes. Nurul Izzah was accompanied by Fadhlina Sidek.
According to Nurul Izzah’s lawyer, JAIS had co-operated well in the meeting and that they are waiting for JAIS’s reply regarding their next action.
“From time to time, we will be providing updates. It’s not about surrendering and not about giving statements, we are just clarifying the truth,” said Fadhlina.
In a media statement, Marzuki confirmed Nurul Izzah’s visit to JAIS to pass clarification on the issue.
Nurul Izzah’s political secretary, Fahmi Fadzil informed, the writ of summons against the Umno-BN controlled press is now undergoing preparations.
Nurul Izzah indicated that the reports in Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian had twisted her statement in the forum “Islamic State: Which version? Whose responsibility?” in Subang Jaya on the 3rd of November.