Lawyer: Stop The Harassment & Ridicule

Muhamad Hj Burok, the lawyer representing the 12 Muslims who were present at a Thanksgiving Dinner held at Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) on Aug 3, has called on all to stop harassing his clients.

Muhammad in his press statement said that, “this unfortunate controversy is being fanned in various print and electronic media including blogs in a manner that incites tension amongst Malaysians.”

He complains of the irresponsible acts of some who have gone at lengths to disclose the identities and personal details of his clients. This he says has exposed his clients to public ridicule, contempt and caused his clients to be subjected to harassment. All these have now compromised their personal safety and security.

He said that everyone should refrain from accusing any Muslim as murtad, as this is an offence of ‘Takfil’.

A group of between 20 to 30 Jais and police personnel had on Aug 3 disrupted a dinner by entering the premises of DUMC without a warrant, claiming there was a complaint of proselytisation. They also took videos and photographs.

The organisers of the event, Harapan Komuniti have clarified that the dinner, at which several Muslims were present, was a fund-raiser for HIV/AIDS support programmes.

DUMC claimed that Jais had intruded into the Thanksgiving Dinner and disrupted the program.

Jais has yet to disclose their investigation at the time of publication.

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