IN the Selangor state legislative assembly sitting, PAS Selangor communications secretary Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir pointed fingers at DAP, holding them responsible for obstructing the proposed amendment on unilateral conversion of minors.
“Incumbent speaker Ng Suee Lim is behind the reason for the amendment being rejected,” said the former MPSJ local councillor.
He also urged Perikatan Nasional (PN) supporters in Kampung Sungai Yu, Tanjong Karang last night (Aug 4) to defeat the DAP’s Sekinchan candidate if possible.
Roslan stated that certain quarters including the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) wanted to amend the state enactment.
At present, the enactment stipulates that individuals under the age of 18 must secure the consent of both their “mother and father” before embracing Islam. The amendment sought to change this to “mother or father.”
“We were worried that after the daughter is returned to the mother, she will live in a non-Islamic society; what will happen to the religion of the children?
“From my understanding from our assemblypersons, this issue has been briefed to all assemblypersons, meaning that the superior levels of MAIS have approved,” added Roslan.
However, when it comes to the state assembly sitting, it was rejected and there was no discussion at all.
According to Roslan, the reason behind the rejection was that the assembly’s speaker belonged to DAP and there was a specific assemblyperson from Sekinchan whom they intended to defeat.
Yesterday, Roslan was speaking in a forum to endorse PN’s Permatang candidate Nurul Syazwani Noh, the daughter of the former Tanjong Karang MP Noh Omar.
Sekinchan falls under the Sungai Besar parliamentary constituency.
Moreover, Roslan playfully urged voters who have the opportunity to cast two votes to consider voting in Sekinchan after voting in Permatang.
“How dare he block matters involving Muslims? What does it have to do with him?” asked Roslan.
Furthermore, Roslan criticised Ng for imposing a specific dress code during the state assembly sitting and admonished those who chose to wear baju Melayu.
He pointed out that the speaker from DAP said elected representatives can wear baju Melayu on Fridays only and lounge suits on other days.
“At that time, UMNO and PAS assemblypersons wore baju Melayu; this is our national attire, who are you to say we can’t wear it? Eventually, we were escorted away from the hall.
“These are the rules set by the speaker. Speaker from where? DAP. Where is DAP from? Pakatan Harapan (PH) Do you still want to vote for PH? We Malays have to be conscious.”
The PAS leader further reminded the people that DAP would secure a total of 15 seats if “Malay Muslims don’t unite”.
He also urged the crowd not to vote for leaders who only pray in front of the television.
“Don’t support leaders who don’t pray or pray secretly, don’t support leaders who only pray on television.”
“When there is a television live show, he will sit in front, but when it comes to dancing or singing, he still dances and sings. Don’t choose such a leader,” news portal Malaysiakini quoted him as saying in reference to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. – Aug 4, 2023
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