PBK demands Nik Zawawi to apologise to Christian community for sensitive remarks

Chai (left) with other PBK party members holding a copy of the police report that they have lodged at the Sg Maong police station.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Sept 14: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has demanded  Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh to apologise to the Christians community for making sensitive remarks in the Parliament on August 26.

PBK Southern zone leader Chai Kueh Khun in a statement said the political party has lodged a police report today urging the authorities to take action against Nik Zawawi.

“In the 14th Parliament on August 26, YB Nik Muhammad Zawawi, the Pasir Puteh MP, despite being a learned Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) MP, citing his study of his doctoral studies in the field of comparative religion, used his view to oppose drinking and driving in his debate on the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2020.

“He said that no religion allows its followers to drink, and that the Bible was twisted or altered. We demand YB Nik Zawawi to apologise for this remark.

“Because he has crossed the boundaries of religious sensitivity and is considered an insult to the Holy Bible that is held sacred by all Christians,” he said in the statement.

Chai opined that Nik Zawawi’s remarks were detrimental to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s message on national unity.

He added that Nik Zawawi’s statement was provocative, not only hurting the feelings of the Christian community, but also causing negative emotions among various ethnic groups.

He also said PBK believed that such remarks by Nik Muhammad Zawawi were provocative and disrespectful to the wellbeing of everyone who wants to live in harmony in Sarawak and Malaysia.

Hence, Chai urged the relevant authorities to conduct proper and thorough investigation on the Parliamentarian’s provocative message as not a single Malaysian is above the law. —DayakDaily