Jeff Ooi must be mentally retarded for calling JIM an extremist group

JIM was formed in 1990 by then Hulu Kelang PAS assemblyperson Saari Sungib. PKR’s Fuziah Salleh was the first head of Wanita JIM, while the deputy chairperson is Syed Ibrahim Syed Nood who also heads the Abolish ISA Movement.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been asked to demand the resignation of his chief of staff Jeff Ooi, over an outburst that Jemaah Islah Malaysia (JIM) is an extremist group.

A coalition representing 27 Muslim organisations attempted to hand over a memorandum on this today at the chief minister’s office, but ran into a wall in the form of Lim’s political secretary Ng Wei Aik.

There was a brief stand-off as the group insisted on meeting Lim, while Ng was equally adamant that they should hand the document to him instead. When they refused to do so, he retailiated by calling for security personnel to escort them out of the office.

Eventually, the delegation had to make do with submitting the memorandum to Deputy Chief Minister Mansor Othman. Apart from Ooi’s resignation, they also want an apology from him.

Outside the state government office complex, some 300 members of the organisations waited in a show of support for their representatives.

The delegation expressed shock over Ooi’s remark, saying this reveals that his“ ignorance of the Muslim community”.