KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah as the Chairman of the Malaysian National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs (MKI) today reminded the people especially non-Muslims to respect and refrain from interfering in matters related to Islamic affairs in the country.
His Majesty said that as a response to a proposal made by Beruas Member of Parliament (MP), Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, requesting the government to appoint experts from non-Muslim communities to assist the Special Committee to Study the Competence of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) in Enacting Islamic Laws established earlier this month.
Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham was quoted had suggested this step to consider the perspectives of non-Muslims before making any changes to the law.
His Majesty emphasised that the MKI has the mandate and responsibility to implement all matters concerning the Muslim community.
“MKI comprises of experts who are knowledgeable in various fields, particularly pertaining the law and Islam,” His Majesty said in a statement posted in Selangor Royal Office’s Facebook today.
His Majesty hopes that politicians, especially non-Muslims refrain from constantly meddling in Islamic matters.
“Instead, followers of other religions should emulate Muslims who do not meddle in the affairs of other religions in Malaysia,” His Majesty said.
His Majesty also quoted “Ayat 6 Surah al-Kafirun from the Quran, “To you be your religion, and to me my religion (Islamic monotheism).”
The Ruler also took note of the statement issued by the DAP secretary general, Anthony Loke Siew Fook. –Malaysia World News