CM: Ban related to Terengganu govt still on

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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2003

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Malacca government’s ruling in preventing civil servants from attending or conducting any official function in Terengganu is still effective, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.  

He said the ruling was still effective until PAS and the Terengganu government withdrew its fatwa (decree) which labelled Umno members as infidels and called him a firaun

Mohd Ali, who is also the 4B Youth movement president, said this after opening the movement's Seberang Baroh, Bukit Bayas branch annual meeting here yesterday. 

However, Malacca civil servants were allowed to attend official functions organised by the Federal Government in Terengganu, he added. 

Mohd Ali said Malacca civil servants were allowed to attend private and political functions organised by non-governmental organisations in Terengganu. 

“We do not want the state civil servants to use the people’s money to attend courses or official functions in Terengganu which do not benefit the people of Malacca,” he said. 

On why the ruling was still being enforced, Mohd Ali said he met Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang during the Rulers' Conference in Kuala Lumpur four months ago and when he asked Hadi why PAS labelled Umno members as infidels, Hadi replied that Umno had rejected the hudud

Mohd Ali said he explained to Abdul Hadi that Umno was not against the laws but opposed PAS’ version of hudud.  

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