MB: Selangor Ruler reviewing controversial unilateral conversion bill

MB: Selangor Ruler reviewing controversial unilateral conversion bill

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Ruler, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is reviewing the controversial bill that favored unilateral conversion, revealed Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

He also added that no decision has been made on whether the bill would be tabled or not.

“We will make sure that this matter is discussed thoroughly. Because some of the issues are related to the interpretation of the Federal Constitution. So, we have to refer back (to the constitution).

“At the moment, the Selangor sultan is also reviewing the paper.

“I would have to refer to him (about the matter) after consultation with all parties and leaders in Selangor, as well as at the federal level,” he said during the Hari Raya Aidiladha open house at his official residence.

Amirudin was talking to reporters in regards to the amendments to Selangor Islamic Administration Enactment that was supposed to be tabled at the Selangor legislative assembly but was stalled.

Speaker Ng Suee ended the session within two days instead of completing the full session in five days but denied doing so to block the bill.

Not all the components of Selangor Pakatan Harapan are happy with this bill. DAP has rejected it, outright. All four non-Muslim excos too have sought an audience with the sultan.

When asked on the necessity for this amendment, he blamed it on the state religious authorities.

“There had been deliberation (on the matter), it was supposed to be brought up in previous years.

“This is up to the wisdom of the religious authorities. They are the ones who planned it.

“So we are looking at the matter, everybody (stakeholders in the bill) is. When a decision is reached, then only we will think of the next step.”

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