Mohd Asri Demands Public Apology From PGSM

(Bernama) — Former Perlis Mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin wants the Syarie Lawyers Association of Malaysia (PGSM) to fulfill its promise to retract the accusations against him by making a public apology.

Mohd Asri, who had a meeting with the association at noon Thursday, said the association had agreed to retract the accusations and also to make a public apology.

“This has been agreed in a draft signed by PGSM and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom as a witness,” he told reporters at a function to clarify his arrest by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) here Thursday night.

Mohd Asri was detained by Jais recently for allegedly conducting a religious class without a certification of authority.

Mohd Asri said he would regard the matter settled if PGSM retracted the accusations made against him and made a public apology.