NGOs lodge police report over prayers by Selangor PAS leader

The prayers by a Selangor PAS leader were streamed live over Facebook.

SHAH ALAM: Ten NGOs yesterday lodged a police report over the allegedly misleading prayers recited by a Selangor PAS leader at an event here on Saturday.

The NGOs’ spokesman, Ishak Harun, said the prayers recited in the programme were believed to have touched on several issues that could bring about slander and misrepresentation of Islam, the royal institutions and Islamic religious agencies in the state.

“The programme was broadcast live through the Selangor PAS Facebook page and went viral on other social networking sites.

“The contents of the prayers give a misleading idea about the Sultan of Selangor as the head of Islam in the state and also about the roles of related agencies including the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais),” he told reporters at the Shah Alam district police headquarters here.

The NGOs included Persatuan Peduli Rakyat Sungai Besar, Kelab Prihatin Ummah Selangor, Persatuan Masyarakat Penyayang Selangor, Persatuan Kebajikan Ihsan Ummah Selangor and Anak Prihatin Malaysia.