Thursday 4 August 2011

Multi-racial dinner at church disrupted by Jais

The Selangor state religious department (Jais) last night disrupted a multi-racial thanksgiving dinner held in a church at Petaling Jaya without a warrant.

Dozens of Jais officers and policemen entered the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) at 10pm and questioned people attending the dinner.

NONEDUMC senior pastor Daniel Ho was reported as saying that the dinner was held in the spirit of 1Malaysia by Harapan Komuniti, an NGO that provides assistance to underprivileged groups.

The enforcement officers only left the premise after two hours.

Last Friday, DUMC hosted an electoral reform forum organised by the Association for the Promotion of Human Rights (Proham) at its activity complex Dream Centre, featuring Bersih 2.0 chief Ambiga Sreenevasan and Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.

According to DUMC members who posted about the incident on micro-blogging website Twitter, Jais officers ransacked the garbage bins of the church.

DUMC said a statement will be issued today on the incident.

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