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Published: Thursday November 15, 2012 MYT 8:13:00 PM

Dewan Ulama: Nurul Izzah's statement small matter, no need for debate

KOTA BARU: PAS' Dewan Ulama has described the statement by PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar pertaining to religious freedom as a small matter with no necessity for debate.

Its chief, Datuk Dr Harun Taib, said the PKR leader did not have to repent as she had not committed a major sin.

"The Nurul Izzah issue is not a big issue, I don't have time to debate it," he told reporters after opening the 51st PAS Dewan Ulama Conference at the Perdana Resort, here.

Harun was asked to comment on statements by several leaders, including former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, calling on Nurul Izzah to repent after her allegedly controversial statement on religious freedom.

A pro-opposition news portal, in a report on Nov 3, had quoted Nurul Izzah as saying that people should not be compelled to adopt a particular religion, and that this should also apply to Malays.

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