UMNO to file police report after PAS’ apology for alleged King insults

JOHOR UMNO Youth through its leader Noor Azleen Ambros said it will make a police report to call for an investigation against an individual who uploaded an entry on his social media page allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

Noor Azleen added that 26 UMNO Youth Divisions in the state will make the report starting today.

“Starting Sunday (April 14), we will ask all UMNO Youth Divisions in Johor to make a police report about an individual who uploaded an entry on his social media allegedly insulting the King,” he said according to an article from UMNO-Online.

Based on sharing on social media, the individual is known as Hezry Yasin and is a PAS Youth member in Selangor.

While the PAS seems to have distanced itself from the controversy, Hezry has also deleted the post and has apologised over the matter.

In the post, Hezry said he did not raise his hands – which is customary among Muslims for supplications – when the prayers were read for the Sultan and the King during Friday (April 12) prayers in Johor.

He also claimed that his prayers are only given to leaders who put religion as number one and fight and defend Islam when the religion is threatened.

Noor Azleen emphasised that praying for religious leaders and the government in Johor is pivotal for ensuring the well-being and security of the state and its people.
“After a long time, the practice of praying for the religion head and the government is part of the routine that has become practical in all mosques and surau’s throughout the state of Johor. It is also the practice in all states in Malaysia.”
In another post today, Hezry said:  “My writing reflects solely my personal views. There was absolutely no intention to show disrespect to the royal institution. (It was) just a view from myself.

“Anyway, once again, I apologise to everyone. And I do not deny that praying for fellow Muslims is important.”

Meanwhile, Selangor PAS Youth secretary Aubidullah Fahim said Hezry’s statement did not reflect the party’s stance, according to Free Malaysia Today.

“Hezry is also not an exco member of Selangor PAS Youth. Therefore, his statements do not represent us or any entity within PAS,” he noted.

He also pointed out that it was up to the party’s disciplinary committee to decide whether to take any action against Hezry. – April 14, 2024

Main photo credit: The Star

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