The Hokkien Associations of Malaysia had worked to secure one million signatures to oppose efforts to amend Act 355.
27 August 2016
MCA slams Geng Ustaz for overreacting on Hokkien Associations
“Overreacting.” This what MCA secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan has to say about the police report that Geng Ustaz made against the Hokkien Associations of Malaysia.
Geng Ustaz lodged its police report yesterday against the associations for their move to gather signatures to oppose the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Jurisdiction) Act, also known as Act 355.
24 August 2016 | MYT 5:11 PM
Report lodged against Hokkien Associations over PAS hudud
SHAH ALAM: Pertubuhan Pendokong dan Pencinta Ulamak filed a police report on Wednesday against the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia for running a campaign opposing PAS hudud.
The non-governmental organisation’s president Norazli Musa said the Federation’s action was “too much” as it meddled with Islamic affairs.
“It is also a violation of the freedom of Muslims to practice religious activities, as stipulated under the Federal Constitution,” said Norazli.
24 August 2016
Geng Ustaz lodges police report against Hokkien Associations
A group calling itself the Ulama Lovers and Supporters Group, or Geng Ustaz for short, has lodged a police report against the Hokkien Associations of Malaysia.
This is over the associations’ move to gather signatures to oppose the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Jurisdiction) Act, also known as Act 355.
Act 355 deals with the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court to mete out criminal punishments.
Geng Ustaz today said the associations’ actions were tantamount to extreme interference in Islamic affairs.
The group accused the associations of contravening constitutional provisions guaranteeing the freedom of religion, and urged the police to probe it and take appropriate action.
“The actions of the Hokkien Associations of Malaysia can create tension between the religions for inciting without going through proper process like what is taking place in Parliament.
“Our concerns have basis, for if there were to be backlash from the Muslims who are the majority in the country, it may lead to tense situations and disrupt national harmony,” said Geng Ustaz president Norazli Musa.
He said this after lodging the report at the Shah Alam police district headquarters today.