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Published: Saturday January 23, 2010 MYT 9:31:00 PM
By SIRA HABIBU
KUALA LUMPUR: The feud between PKR’s Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin and PAS’ Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad has developed further with the former lodging a police report against him for sedition.
Challenging Khalid to quit PAS for derailing the party’s Islamic struggles, Zulkifli hit out at the PAS MP for saying that the Selangor Non-Islamic Religion (Control of Propagation Among Muslim) Enactment 1988, which forbids other religions from using the word Allah, was outdated.
Zulkifli said his report at the Masjid India police station was made with reference to an article posted by a web portal on Friday quoting Khalid as saying that when the enactment was passed, the Muslims’ understanding of Islam was probably too low that they need to be protected.
“I believe Khalid’s statement is seditious in nature. He has insulted the Sultan of Selangor, the Selangor Legislative Assembly (that passed the enactment) and Muslims in general,’’ he said.
Asked if he was willing to face disciplinary action for lodging police report against a member of a coalition party, Zulkifli said he did not fear any repercussion.
“This is not a political issue. This is a serious religious issue. I am obligated to defend Islam,’’ he added.
Khalid, in an immediate response, described Zulkifli’s action as “off tangent.”
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