Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Set up a Syura Council


His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has advised the State Government of Selangor to set up a Syura (Consultative) Council to resolve the issue of Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS), Selangor Islamic Religious Department investigating the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) on August 3. The Sultan made a suggestion to the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim during on the discussion on the matter last week.

The Council shall consist of three members, the Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim; the Mufti of Selangor, Datuk Tamyes Abdul Wahid and his Deputy, Datuk Abdul Majid Omar. In the statement, The Menteri Besar stated that :-
  1. The council would explore areas of concern to both Muslims and non-Muslims in Selangor and develop guidelines to ensure mutual respect and harmony among people of different races and religions.
  2. The council would be seeking input from Jais and the host of the thanksgiving dinner, Harapan Komuniti, a non-governmental organisation. It will also call DUMC and the 12 Muslims who were questioned by Jais during the investigation, if necessary.
  3. The council would hear out Jais' full report on the investigation and examine related documents and other evidence including video tapes of the incident



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