Perkasa leader slams church over Anwar address

In his blog posting yesterday, Noordin said it was rude of PKR leader Anwar to raise the ‘Allah’ issue in the church while addressing the congregation.

Malaysia
Feb 21 2014, 2:58 PM
Perkasa leader slams church over Anwar address
Perkasa’s former official Zulkifli Noordin.

Malay rights group Perkasa’s former official Zulkifli Noordin has slammed the Holy Family Church in Kajang for allowing Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to address its congregation last weekend and questioned the church for ‘involvement’ in politics.

Noordin demanded that the Kajang Church allow leaders of Umno (Nationalist party, leading the ruling alliance) equal time to speak to churchgoers as Anwar. Church authorities have several times invited Umno leaders to speak to the congregation but the invites have been turned down.

In his blog posting yesterday, Noordin said it was rude of PKR leader Anwar to raise the ‘Allah’ issue in the church while addressing the congregation.

PKR, DAP and PAS are constituents of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance) in Malaysia and seen as an alternative to the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition of parties.

Noordin raked up a conspiracy theory made by a Malaysian newspaper three years ago. “Does this mean that revelations made by former DAP veteran Razali Abdul Rahman is true? Is there really a conspiracy between the Church and Christian followers in national politics to make Malaysia a Christian nation?”

Malay newspaper Utusan Malaysia reported in May 2011 (headlined, Christianity the official religion?) that Razali and other DAP elected representatives attended a meeting with Christian leaders and alleged that the meeting discussed a plot to turn Malaysia into a Christian country and to install a Christian prime minister.

Noordin also claimed that Anwar’s stand on the row over Christians demanding the use of the word ‘Allah’ in worship was against PAS’ stand. “The church is directly involved in Anwar's campaign to attract support and votes (for next month’s by-election),” he alleged.

Source: The Malaysian Insider

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