Mais bars Teo from visiting suraus, mosques without its nod

Nie Ching

(TMI) KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 – The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) has warned Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching not to enter the prayer areas of any suraus or mosques in Selangor without its permission, she revealed today.

It is understood that the warning letter had been issued upon orders of the Sultan of Selangor after an uproar over her August 22 visit to Surau Al-Huda in Kajang Sentral which was highlighted by Umno-owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia.

Teo (picture) said that she had received the letter via fax and that the letter stated that she needed to obtain permission from Mais beforehand if she wanted to visit any suraus in the future.

“Yes, I have received the letter at 1.30pm today. The letter stated that I was barred from entering the the prayer areas of mosques and suraus in Selangor without the permission of Mais,” Teo told The Malaysian Insider.

The DAP lawmaker said that she would abide by Mais’ warning, and would in the future refer to Mais before visiting any suraus or mosques.

“Of course I will heed this advice, this is the decree of the Sultan of Selangor. What else can I do?

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