Respect royal decree to follow Sunni ways, Selangor Muslims told


SABAK BERNAM: Muslims in Selangor have been urged to abide by the decree of the Sultan of Selangor to follow the teachings of the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah (Sunni) school of Islam.

Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had also urged all Muslims in the state not to be influenced by Syiah (Shiite) and Wahabbi teachings.

“The Selangor government and Muslims in this state will uphold Sunni teachings,” he told reporters after a working visit to several locations in the district on Friday.

Azmin’s comment came after social media users had circulated reports that the Selangor Sultan had asked the state government to draw up an official agreement with an international university from West Asia to ensure its management did not spread Shiite and Wahabbi teachings in this country.

The sultan’s decree was stated in a letter dated March 11 asking the state government under Azmin to ensure that the people of Selangor were not influenced by religious teachings other than Sunni.

According to the reports, the sultan also said if the international university broke the agreement, the state government had the right to withdraw its licence and take back the land as well as disallow it to continue its courses.

However, Azmin declined to comment when asked if the state government had met and signed the agreement with the university.