Selangor Sultan angry, disappointed with Subang MP


KLANG: Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is angry and disappointed with Subang MP R. Sivarasa  who is alleged to have smeared the sanctity of the An Nur Mosque in Kampung Melayu Subang near here when he delivered a political talk inside the mosque last Wednesday.

Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director Datuk Haris Kasim said he was personally informed by the Sultan about the matter.

“Prior to this, the Sultan had also expressed his anger and disappointment through his private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani.

“… and today, while speaking to me at a breaking of fast event, His Royal Highness expressed his anger (at Sivarasa’s action) again,” he told reporters after attending a breaking of fast event and launch of Kampung Sementa Mosque, which was graced by the Sultan, here Tuesday.

Haris said Jais had called the An Nur Mosque administrator last Friday to explain the incident and to submit a report to His Majesty on Monday.

He said after studying the report, the Sultan described the action of the mosque administrator and the organiser of the talk as disrespectful of his decree against using mosques for any political activities.

“His Royal Highness also ordered Jais to take immediate action against the mosque administrator and the organiser of the talk.

“We have asked the administrator to submit a show-cause letter this week and to explain why he allowed Sivarasa to deliver a talk in that mosque. We will also look at suitable action that can be taken against the administrator, whether a warning, suspension of duties or sacking,” Haris said.

Haris added that he was made to understand that the administrator was unware of Sivarasa’s presence at the presentation ceremony of ”moreh” donations at the mosque last Wednesday and that there was no talk scheduled to be given during the event.

Sivarasa was reported to have entered the mosque and attended the event on behalf of Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali before he proceeded to deliver a political talk in the praying area.

Several of pictures taken during the talk have gone viral on social media, causing uneasiness and dissatisfaction among the public. – Bernama



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