MoCS urges authorities to take action against Nik Muhammad Zawawi for remarks

Lim (centre), Lee (right) with another MoCS volunteer Robert Ho holding a press statement at the Simpang Tiga Police station.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Sept 3: The Movement for Change Sarawak (MoCS) is urging authorities to take action against Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh for his remarks on the Bible in Parliament on August 26 which has angered the Christian community.

“We are very disappointed with the remarks made by the Pasir Puteh MP about the Bible being manipulated.

“We are making a police report so that the police can take action (against him),” said MoCS coordinator Mike Lim to reporters at the Simpang Tiga Police Station here today before they later lodged the report at the Sekama Police Station.

In a statement, MoCS said it stands together with the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS), Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) and all Christians to demand that Nik Zawawi unreservedly apologise to all Christians in Malaysia and to retract his Parliamentary remarks which he made on August 26.

Meanwhile, MoCS volunteer Edmund Lee said as an MP, one needs to have very high sense of responsibility and moral ground to ensure the country’s continuous harmony and peace is preserved.

He opined that all citizens are duty bound to ensure that Malaysian lawmakers conform to the laws of the country as stated in the Federal Constitution and the principles of the Rukun Negara.

With that, Lee believed that the community in the country of diverse and multiracial background can live harmoniously together as one.

On the police report against Nik Muhammad Zawawi, Lee added that MoCS is just doing its duty as law-abiding citizens to walk in solidarity with like-minded MPs and Christian leaders to demand a response from the authority and the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) leader. — DayakDaily