PPIM, Pewaris Lodge Police Reports Against Teresa Kok
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) and the Islamic NGOs, Heritage Associations, Malay Cultural Organisations and Related Bodies Cooperation Network (Pewaris) Sunday lodged police reports against Selangor state executive councillor Teresa Kok over her alleged act to prohibit the "azan" call to prayer at mosques and surau in Kota Damansara, Sri Serdang and Puchong Jaya.
The reports were made by Pewaris advisor Rahimuddin Md Harun and PPIM Complaints Officer Mohd Nor Imran Yusuf at the Sentul district police headquarters at 11 am.
Rahimuddin told reporters later the police reports were lodged because Kok's statements could allegedly hurt the feelings of the Muslim community.
"We have made the reports so that the police can carry out the investigations on her because it is feared that the statements can spark racial animosity in Malaysia," he said.
PPIM secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma'amor Osman said in a statement that PPIM supported the government's detention of Kok, Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng under the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Friday. Tan was released Saturday.
"The detentions are proof that the government does not remain silent in matters involving racial sensitivities and the Federal Constitution.
"Matters such as these should be viewed seriously because, if ignored, they could incite hatred in the people, especially the Malays, because their special position has often been disputed by certain quarters," he said.