The people should analyse clearly, says Dr Teng
12 Jul 2012, 4:56 PM
Gerakan vice-president Dato’ Dr Teng Hock Nan condemned Pakatan Rakyat-led state governments for attempting to move towards Islamisation and implementation of Islamic state type of government.
He said it is important to understand the sensitivities of the multi-racial fabric of the Malaysian society.
“They just do it. They seem to ignore the fact that some of their policies can have direct or indirect bearing on non-Muslims in terms of democratic rights, freedom of religious beliefs and practices, and way of life,” said Dr Teng.
Dr Teng was commenting on the latest ruling by the Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS), stating that unmarried Muslim couples should not sit together in cinema halls.
It was reported that Lotus Five Star, the only Cineplex in Kuala Selangor, had put up notices informing unmarried Muslim couples that they would not be allowed to sit next to each other.
“I hope the people will analyse clearly. The people should be more cautious as we don’t want our rights to be infringed further,” Dr Teng added.
In the past four years, Kedah State Government, for instance, had demolished the only pig abattoir in Kedah, placed a ban on fatwa challenge, and insisted that advertisement billboards must have Jawi script.
In Penang on December 2008, PAS leaders only gave approval for the I-Dance Campaign to go ahead after the state government agreed to segregate male Muslim participants from the female dancers.
It was agreed that female and male Muslim participants would not be allowed to perform dances together.
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