Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RESPONSE ON ROONEY AK REBIT CASE


PRESS STATEMENT
2 MAY 2016

I refer to my statement this morning on the Rooney ak Rebit case and the response from the caretaker Chief Minister’s office this afternoon that he has spoken to the Prime Minister who has assured him that the appeal by the NRD will be withdrawn. 

Our concern has certainly caught the attention of the Chief Minister. However, we are not convinced that this issue has been resolved so long there is no clear policy on this. It should be policy that as long as the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department and the Sarawak Islamic Council have no objections, the NRD should not interfere by insisting on the person obtaining an order from the court.

The series of events today goes to show the importance of a strong opposition in checking the activities of the government and government bodies. I urge voters to vote for PKR to increase our voices in the Dewan Undangan Negeri for better protection of our rights. 

Lynette Tan
Joint Director of Operations
PKR Sarawak

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