IIUM don gets bullet and death threat for remarks on Ruler

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 30 Oct 2011

PETALING JAYA: Law lecturer Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari has allegedly received a bullet and a death threat with a warning not to show disrespect to the Sultan of Selangor.

He reportedly received the threat in an envelope delivered to his home in Bandar Baru Selayang yesterday.

The note said: “Jangan kurang ajar dengan Sultan, maut nanti.” (Don’t be rude to the Sultan, you will die.)

A news portal that reported the matter quoted the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) lecturer as saying he chose not to apologise to the Ruler, adding that he was only fulfilling his role as an academician and had not meant to challenge the Sultan.

Prof Abdul Aziz caused a stir when he remarked that it was “unusual and inconsistent” for Sultan Shara­fuddin Idris Shah to intervene in the issue involving the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC).

Giving his royal advice on the matter early this month, the Sultan had said no one would be prose­cuted over the check by Jais on a thanksgiving dinner at the DUMC on Aug 3.

Sultan Sharafuddin also asked Jais to counsel Muslims who were pre­sent at the dinner.

Prof Abdul Aziz was suspended by his university last week over the remarks.

His suspension was lifted on Oct 23 following demonstrations by student groups.

The don’s lawyer Zulkarnian Lukman said Prof Aziz Bari would lodge a police report today.

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