MP, Murka

HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah expressed his gross displeasure (Murka) to MP for Shah Alam Khalid A Samad for rude critiques against Majlis Agama Islam Selangor’s (MAIS) role as advisory agency to HRH Sultan Selangor and authority in matters pertaining Islam.

The Star story:

Published: Tuesday July 15, 2014 MYT 8:38:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 15, 2014 MYT 10:20:54 PM

Selangor Sultan raps Khalid Samad for questioning Mais’ executive powers

BY A. RUBAN
SEPANG: Selangor Sultan, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has rapped Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad for questioning the powers of the Selangor State Islamic Council (Mais).

“It is rude to make such a statement by questioning the powers of Mais, as it is also like questioning my powers as head of the religion.

“This is not the first time Khalid Samad has questioned issues pertaining to the executive powers of the council and the State Islamic Enactment which he thinks is obsolete,” Sultan Sharafuddin said in his address before launching the Sepang town mosque Tuesday.

Labelling Khalid as “ignorant towards state Islamic laws and Mais’ role”, Sultan Sharafuddin urged him to study the history of the state and its laws before making any comments that could cause a stir among Muslims.

“I hope he is more careful when issuing statements that touches on the roles of the Sultan and Mais,” he said.

The Sultan also stressed that Mais had guaranteed the rights and freedom of non-Muslims.

“Mais respects the non-Muslims as stated in the Federal Constitution.

“Any action by Jais (State Islamic Religious Department) and Mais is to champion the rights of the Muslims without disturbing the non-Muslims,” he said.

He also urged politicians not to use Islam for their own political mileage, adding that they should instead issue statements that would ensure the purity of the religion in the country.

Last month, following the refusal by Jais and Mais to return the seized bibles to the Bible Society of Malaysia, Khalid had suggested for the executive powers of Mais to be reviewed.

He said Mais, being the religious advisory council to the Sultan, must be “studied” again to ensure it did not taint the Malay Rulers institution.

Separately, Sultan Sharafuddin called for all Muslims to practise moderateness during the Ramadan, advising them not to fight and slander each other.

“If these continue to happen, the Malays will be extinct and do we want this to happen in our own country? Imagine who is going benefit and who is going to lose from this,” he added.

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Khalid Samad, who is PAS Commisisoner for Selangor, attacked MAIS on the decision of not returning the 231 bibles in Malay confiscated by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) after an inspection of Bible Soceity of Malaysia office in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya on 2 January 2014.

In the same breadth, he inadvertently asked for MAIS’s authority be curbed.

The Malay Mail online story:

Defang Mais, PAS MPs urge Selangor after bible row

BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIIDJUNE 17, 2014
PAS MP Khalid Samad called for Mais to be ‘defanged’ in order to prevent the council from acting independently of the Pakatan-led state government.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Selangor should consider amending the enactment that allows the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) to directly control the state’s religious authorities, PAS lawmakers said today.

Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said the move would ensure that Mais follows the policies of the Pakatan Rakyat state government and prevent the council from acting independently, following its refusal to return the hundreds of bibles seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM).

“We want the state government to study the enactment that gives executive power to Mais where it can order Jais (Selangor Islamic Affairs Department) and such and if necessary, amend the enactment.

“As we know it Mais is an institution close to the institution of the Selangor Sultan. And their actions can tarnish the Sultan’s image,” he told a press conference in Parliament here.

He added that PR has the two-thirds majority in the state legislature assembly needed to make the amendments.

Khalid said the move was necessary to preserve interfaith harmony in the state.

“The state must study how to rectify this problem and the Islamic affairs exco (executive councillors) must look into this problem to preserve relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the state and to protect the image of the Sultan,” he said.

The Shah Alam MP added that the state PAS chapter should spearhead the initiative.

The view echoes that of former president of the BSM who yesterday called on the Selangor government to strip the state Islamic authorities of their enforcement powers, arguing that the religious council and its officers were overstepping the scope of their powers to police other faiths.

Lee Min Choo claimed there was now a “crisis of confidence” in Selangor after Mais and Jais refused to return the hundreds of bibles seized from the BSM’s office in Petaling Jaya earlier this year despite orders from the state government and advice from federal authorities.

Khalid said today Mais and Jais’s defiance had tarnished Islam’s image as a religion that stresses respect for other faiths.

“They have damaged Islam’s image because Islam demands its followers respect the faiths of others and their holy books,” he said.

The Islamic authorities are now seeking a court ruling, which will enable them to dispose the Malay-, and Iban-language bibles they had seized on January 2.

Mais has consistently said they will not return the bibles, claiming the AG erred by deciding not to pursue charges in the case.

Mais reiterated that Jais, which comes under the council’s purview, will not adhere to the directive issued by the Selangor government because the state had “no power” in the matter.

Mais insisted that there are grounds to “prosecute” BSM under the Selangor Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment 1988.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/defang-mais-pas-mps-urge-selangor-after-bible-row#sthash.gmmieg9s.dpuf

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Tuanku Sultan Selangor was firm about JAIS acting based on the Federal and State Constitution in the subsequent actions after the raid and seizure, which was a point of contentious especially by Opposition, which include PAS Selangor.

Published: Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 4:02:00 PM
Updated: Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 6:48:20 PM

Bible seizure: Selangor Sultan orders Jais to act in accordance with the law

BY RAHIMY RAHIM
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PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor has ordered the Selangor Islamic Affairs Authority (Jais) to refer the matter of the bibles seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) to the public prosecutor, so the courts can determine if they should be returned or disposed of.

“The current law procedures provide that in disposing any case items which was seized during raids or investigation can be referred by the public prosecutor to the Court by either obtaining a disposal or return order.

“This decree is in line with the minutes issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers that ‘Jais has to act in accordance to the law on the issue of the seized bibles’,” according to a statement issued by the Selangor Sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani, on behalf of the palace.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said the move was necessary to protect the sanctity of the law and the sensitivities of the sides involved in the issue.

The ruler also called for the politicians to “stop confusing and distressing the public with solutions that do not follow the course of the law and proposals that were unreasonable.”

The Sultan expressed his hope that politicians do not use the issue for their self-interest or the interests of their groups and political parties.

“Let the matter be settled by parties that are directly involved in the matter and those given the powers to solve it.

“Religious matters are sensitive issues. Therefore, the Sultan advises those who are not directly involved in the matter to refrain from issuing irresponsible statements and to refrain from interfering in the issue that can worsen the situation,” he said.

He stressed that every action and decree made by the Sultan of Selangor in all issues either the religion or the state, had never disregarded the law nor acted above it.

It was reported that the fate of the 321 Malay and Iban language Bibles seized by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Authority (Jais) from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) on Jan 2 will only be known on Monday.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has set Monday as a target date to settle the matter.

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This is actually the third time Tuanku Sultan Selangor expressed his displeasure (Murka) about matters relating to the ‘kalimah Allah’ issue. The first time was in January 2013.

The Star story:

Published: Wednesday January 9, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 22, 2013 MYT 5:06:38 PM

Non-Muslims can’t use ‘Allah’

SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor has decreed that non-Muslims in the state have been barred from using “Allah”, saying it is a sacred word exclusive to Muslims.

A statement yesterday from Selangor Islamic Affairs Council (Mais) secretary Datuk Mohd Misri Idris said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had expressed shock and regret over DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng’s recent statement urging the Government to allow the word “Allah” to be used in the Malay version of the Bible.

Lim, who is the Penang Chief Minister, had stated this in his New Year message.

The Ruler had called for an emergency meeting with officials of Mais, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and the Selangor mufti on Sunday.

“The Sultan made a decision and decreed that the word Allah’ is a sacred word specific to Muslims and it is prohibited to be used by any non-Muslim in Selangor, as stated in a fatwa and gazetted on Feb 18, 2010,” Mohd Misri said.

“Tuanku is disappointed that the decree had been taken lightly by some parties until the issue was brought up again,” he said, adding that the Sultan also stated that Mais and Jais could take stern action against anyone who questions the fatwa that was issued according to state laws.

To know in detail these state laws and fatwa over the word “Allah”, visit http://www.mais.gov.my.

The Ruler’s decree came ahead of a Pakatan Rakyat meeting at which the word “Allah” had been allowed to be used by even non-Muslims.

PAS ulama chief Datuk Harun Taib expressed shock that Pakatan leaders, including party chief Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, had reached that consensus.

He said the matter was never discussed, not even in the Syura council – the party’s supreme body.

“As far as I can remember, we never reached a decision on the matter,” he said, adding that it was wrong to misuse the kalimah “Allah” for any politically-motivated agenda.

In SEREMBAN, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that Sultan Sharafuddin had every right, as head of the state’s Islamic affairs, to issue the decree.

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Then HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor reaffirmed his earlier titah for the second time, without reducing the message nor the tone.

Published by then Riong Kali dot com story:

Sultan Selangor gesa Herald, Bible Melayu henti guna kalimah Allah

OLEH MOHD FARHAN DARWIS
Published: 14 November 2013
Akhbar mingguan Katolik, Herald dan Bible versi bahasa Melayu perlu menghentikan penggunaan Allah dalam akhbar mingguan dan kitab berkenaan kerana kalimah itu adalah perkataan yang khusus untuk umat Islam, kata Sultan Selangor.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah selepas persidangan di Dewan di-Raja Selangor pada 11 November lalu, berkata rakyat negeri Selangor tanpa mengira kaum dan agama perlu akur dan patuh kepada larangan menggunakan kalimah berkenaan.

“Baginda juga menasihatkan mana-mana pihak tidak mengambil kesempatan menjadikan kalimah Allah ini sebagai agenda politik mereka kerana kalimah Allah ini ialah satu kalimah suci dan melibatkan akidah umat Islam,” kata kenyataan berkenaan yang dikeluarkan Setiausaha Dewan di-Raja Selangor, Hanafisah Jais, di Shah Alam.
Baginda turut bertitah bahawa isu yang berkaitan dengan agama tidak seharusnya dipandang ringan kerana ia boleh membawa implikasi buruk kepada keselamatan negara dan boleh menimbulkan ketegangan antara kaum di negara ini.

Ini adalah kali kedua baginda mengeluarkan arahan seumpama itu berhubung isu penggunaan kalimah Allah di Selangor.

“Umat Islam digesa supaya merapatkan barisan dan bersatu padu dalam mempertahankan kesucian kalimah Allah dan menghalang segala usaha mana-mana anasir yang tidak bertanggungjawab untuk menyalahgunakan dan menghina kalimah Allah yang suci ini,” kata baginda.

Tegas baginda, rakyat negeri Selangor perlu patuh terhadap keputusan Muzakarah Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Selangor yang telah membincangkan isu berkaitan tuntutan penganut agama Kristian terhadap penggunaan kalimah Allah.

“Muzakarah tersebut telah memutuskan bahawa kalimah Allah adalah kalimah suci yang khusus bagi agama dan umat Islam dan ia tidak boleh digunakan untuk merujuk kepada tuhan dalam agama-agama lain.

“Kedudukan agama Islam di Malaysia telah didaulatkan dalam Artikel 3 Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebagai agama bagi Persekutuan dan mempunyai kedudukan istimewa,” titah baginda lagi. – 14 November, 2013.

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On 23 June 2014, Federal Court decided on a landmark case of Non Muslims attempting to use ‘Allah” to depict ‘God’, by upholding the authority that Home Ministry was right in denying the Christian Federation of Malaysia’s Herald to use ‘kalimah Allah’ in their Malay publication.

In all, this landmark Federal Court decision is demonstrating that Articles 3(1) and 11(4) of the Federal Constitution still prevail and in the Tuanku Sultan Selangor’s strong titah on the subject matter within the span on 18 months  is clear demonstration that the Non Muslims are in direct confrontation against HRH Malay Rulers and their role and absolute authority of Islam.

The stature of Islam has been a defining element of this nation and is also the religion of the Federation of Malaysia.

Any persons, citizens or aliens, who dare to attempt against all these exhaled and democratically in acted role and position of persons, agencies and roles and authorities to administer matters pertaining Islam, as provided in Articles 3(1) and 11(4) of the Federal Constitution.

Make no mistake about that. Challenging these laws are outright, seditious and those continue to commit offence against it is treacherous.

The irony of this episode is that HRH Sultan Selangor expressed his gross displeasure (Murka) at an event to launch a mosque in Sepang and today is public holiday for Nuzul Quran.

Lessons to be learned by this is that there a small bunch sinister worshippers having a demented agenda on matters already been decided by the Parliament as part of the formation of this nation. Not only that, they tone the issue up with political connotation and used political means through manipulation to get the matter across using international media..

Hence, NGOs sympathetic to their cause by being “Oppressed minorities” a loudly echo the message to the world as they lie about Federal Government decisions against these errand protagonist.

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  1. Padan muka. This Khalid Gereja, a PAS MP who’s not originally from Selangor but was voted to represent Shah Alam is a very strange character. But then again, PAS is a very strange party too, it’s a party that is both confused and confusing so I’m not surprised that Khalid Gereja was chosen by PAS to represent Shah Alam.

    PAS has been consistently quite about the kalimah ‘Allah’ issue, elegantly shy about upholding Islamic values in Selangor (dulu sanggup demo pasal konsert, sekarang bagi kedai jual arak), more than happy to substitute the ‘Negara Islam’ with ‘Negara Berkebajikan’, and for a party renowned for baring atas jalan dan tunjuk perasaan untuk menegakkan Islam, it seems to favour the Buku Jingga over the Holy Quran. Bet those who voted for him in Shah Alam must be very proud of Khalid Gereja’s achievements.

    • They didn’t vote him because he was good. They voted him because of dislike for the Establishment. Plenty of nasty opposition propaganda.

    • Pwincess, Khalid Samad is the gullible kind – apa saja that he can get votes from. Anwarul kind. So-called liberal of the PAS community. Actually only pseudo-liberal. Liberal olok olok.

      Agree he’s a strange fellow. Strange that he joined PAS. More of the PKR than PAS thinking. Maybe he did not join Anwar coz he is not that way inclined. Still the Gereja and the kedai arak thinking is not really PAS which now appears bent on Hudud.

      I think his name will appear with a blotch as far as the Selangor palace is concerned. And he appears worried, sounding he is willing to do almost anything to redeem himself. Yes, padan muka dia.

  2. Daulat Tuanku. Patek mohon Tuanku ajarkan lagi sebanyak mana yang boleh mereka yang biadap, kurang ajar, takda sopan santun tata tertib rakyat terhadap Raja di negara ini. Yang Islam dan bukan Islam.

    Ini anak si Samad Johor, yang satu orang kuat UMNO, bagus, berajar, beradab. Yang sekor ni tak berajar. Bercampur dengan Anwar Al Juburi. Yang pengkhianat bangsa dan negara. Dapatkan duit dari NeoCons, Jews and Zionists di Israel Lobby di US untuk puak puak yang menyokong dia nak jatuhkan Kerajaan pimpinan orang Islam. NeoCons, Jews and Zionis pun memang agenda nya nak lemahkan Kerajaan Kerajaan yang di pimpin Muslim di merata dunia. Depa bersubahat lah. Bedebah.

    Bukan saja Bangsa Melayu dia sanggup jual. Negara pun dia mau jual. Dah dapat duit, nakkan lagi, dia kata dia sokong usaha usaha mempertahankan keselamatan negeri Zionis Israel. Dan mahukan Malaysia adakan hubungan dengan Israel. Bedebah punya kerja.

    Si Khalid anak Samad tu tak sedar. PAS parti dia sendiri tak mau apa apa kaitan atau hubungan dengan Israel. Belot parti pun dia sanggup. Dia harapkan dapat jawatan besar kalau Anwar Al Juburi dan Pakatan sampai ke Putrajaya.

    Di dalam PAS pun dia dulu dapat pengaruhi “puak Erdogan” apekenama nya supaya humbankan konsep Negara Islam dan Hudud di suatu Muktamar parti PAS. Tapi Nik Aziz pungut semula Hudud dan PAS Kelantan masih mahu laksanakan Hudud hingga sekarang.

    Syabas, Tuanku. Majoriti rakyat sokong pendirian Tuanku dan mengalu alukan nya. Kita mesti jangan benarkan mereka yang tidak hormatkan Islam, cemarkan Perlembagaan yang menyatakan “Islam ada lah agama Persekutuan” sampai ke Putrajaya. Kita halang mereka. Bak kata Karpal Singh, “Langkah mayat aku dulu.”

  3. Khalid Samad to seek audience with Selangor Sultan
    MSN Malaysia News – ‎45 minutes ago‎

    PAS lawmaker Khalid Samad will request to seek an audience with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to explain his call for the removal of the executive powers of the Selangor Religious Islamic Council (Mais).

    Looks like menggeletar lutut Khalid Samad.

    Haven’t time to read the above news heading yet. But sure the Khalid bloke will be persona non grata to Tuanku Sultan and no PAS leader would dare submit his name as MB Selangor even if PAS wins majority seats in DUN Selangor any time in future.

    But with blokes like Khalid Samad, not likely for PAS to get those. PAS can make amends, though – censure or give a loud slap on Khalid’s face politically now.

  4. Is this Aziz Bari, formerly of UIA, really a constitutional expert? Saying, “Problems will arise if Mais is given immunity and treated as the alter ego of the state ruler” – what does he mean?

    And he talks about Mais not to do anything that will bring disrepute to the Sultan’s image as head of state, when the Sultan himself whacked Khalid Samad, clearly showing that there is no issue of the Sultan’s image being involved.

    He said “to assume that Mais spoke and acted on behalf of the sultan would lead to difficulties and problems”. But the Sultan didn’t make an issue of it, did he? Then what problems is he talking about? And what does he mean when saying that there could not be more than one ruler in the state, as reported by the Oppo Hippo Malaysia Insider? Is he being seditious? You’ll never know the intention of PKR-failed-to-be-ADUN or MP blokes.

    Even if Mais can be sued, so what? Mais can be sued, the Sultan cannot. So what?

    And formerly teaching law at UIA, why is he now teaching social sciences at Unisel? Are those the same as law? And he himself admitted that “not clear about stripping Mais of executive powers, as suggested by Khalid.”

    Aziz said “The sultan may give his opinions, especially when it comes to powers on religion that are within his jurisdiction, but whether the view is constitutionally correct is another matter.” And who decides whether it’s correct or not? You? Aziz Bari? The courts of law? And you want to bring the Sultan’s views to court? Daaaaaaaaa

  5. Article 3 of the Constitution says

    “Religion of the Federation

    3. (1) Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions
    may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation.”

    The Christians insisting on using the Kalimah Allah after the Federal Court, the highest court in the land, has made its ruling – is that practising Christianity “in peace and harmony”?

    “(2) In every State other than States not having a Ruler the
    position of the Ruler as the Head of the religion of Islam in his
    State in the manner and to the extent acknowledged and declared
    by the Constitution of that State, and, subject to that Constitution,
    all rights, privileges, prerogatives and powers enjoyed by him as
    Head of that religion, are unaffected and unimpaired;”

    Is Khalid Samad and others in his group trying to “affect and impair” the Selangor Sultan’s “rights, privileges, prerogatives and powers by doing and saying what they did? Damn them if they do.

    “(4) Nothing in this Article derogates from any other provision
    of this Constitution.”

    Why are fellows talking about freedom and the rights of citizens bla bla when the above is loud and clear? Why try to derogate, detract or take away what are expressly provided for in this Article 3?

    It’s plainly not respecting and unwilling to live by the Constitution, isn’t it? And I support the standard opinion that those who don’t respect and are unwilling to live by the Constitution of the country should migrate.

    • A 5.05 pm news report says Khalid Samad has issued a public apology to Tuanku Sultan Selangor over his statement questioning the executive powers of Mais.

      He clarified that he was only suggesting for a review on Mais’ powers and not the Sultan. However, he said he was confused and shocked at the way the Sultan reacted towards his statement.

      “I am shocked as after making the statement, I met the Sultan at the state mosque for an event and Tuanku showed no signs of anger when I shook his hands before leaving.” Oooo, he’s not being polite to Tuanku again – he assumed Tuanku would show his anger etc in public. What a …

      “But as the Sultan has reprimanded me, I ask for forgiveness as I did not mean to be rude or ignorant towards the Sultan in any ways,” he told a packed news conference at his service centre on Thursday.

      He said his late father was buried in the state and that he has been residing in Selangor for years. So, he thinks he is a Selangorian by virtue of those? He thinks those would entitle him to be favourably regarded if his name ever reaches Tuanku as MB nominee if ever PAS wins majority DUN seats in Selangor in the future?

      I don’t think so.

      • Khalid said, “I leave it to the party. If it feels the Sultan will continue to be angry even after I have explained and PAS says I should resign for the good of the party, then I will resign.

        “I am here because the party appointed me as a candidate…”

        Is he talking about resigning as MP? Good if he does that. MPs should not behave like that. He is also PAS Selangor Deputy Commissioner III. Plenty of Deputy Commissioners.

        Commenting against MAIS is one thing. Not respecting prerogative of Sultan as Head of Islam in the state is another. Implying Sultan should show anger in public is yet another.

        PAS should ask him to resign as MP.

  6. I support the view that those who persistently and blatantly show no respect for, and are unwilling to live by, the Constitution of the country, be asked to migrate. Well known personalities have also expressed this opinion, and I support them wholeheartedly.

    Clearly, religion is on top of the agenda in this country – Islam is stated in Article 3 – repeat, Article number 3 – as the religion of the country, other religions “may be practised in peace and harmony”. And not respecting the decision of the Federal Court, the highest court of the land, is not practising religion in peace and harmony.

    We should have Tun Dr Mahathir, or the likes of him, as PM. Situations like the present would not have occurred under TDM. DS Najib has no strength of character, buckling to Opposition pressure, wanting to do away with the Sedition Act, appearing wanting to be liberal when even the US still has the ISA-like detention without trial in Guantanamo Bay.

    Let us now ask UMNO to do away with Najib as he seems to want to continue discard the Sedition Act.


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