‘Pakatan leaders stopped MBPJ from seizing DUMC’

Blogger Papa Gomo makes the claim based on a document allegedly leaked from MBPJ.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Pro-Umno blogger Papa Gomo has claimed that Pakatan Rakyat leaders had interfered to stop Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) shutting down the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) last Thursday.

The seizure operation was supposed to be conducted by MBPJ’s security and enforcement division.

DUMC has been in the limelight since Aug 3 when Selangor religious department (JAIS) interrupted  a dinner held at the church following allegations that efforts to proselytize the Christian faith to Muslims were under way.

Papa Gomo’s claim was substantiated with a report purportedly from MBPJ’s enforcement and security division on its operation to seize the hall.

The report stated that on Aug 11 at 10.30am, the enforcement and security division had to call off its operation to seize DUMC after receiving a telephone call at 10.58am from Selangor senior exco Teresa Kok who queried about the seizure. The report added that Kok requested the operation to be called off.

The report also claimed that PAS’ Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad had similarly urged the MBPJ to cancel the seizure operation at 11.07am.

Papa Gomo also claimed that according to the leaked report, another Selangor exco, DAP’s Ronnie Liu  had allegedly warned that personnel from the security and enforcement division woud be transferred out if they continued with the operation.

The report claimed that at 11.40 am, there were more instructions from the top, including from PKR’s Elizabeth Wong, to cancel the operation and the police was also notified abut the cancellation.

The two page report has the word ‘Sulit’ (confidential) stamped on its top right corner but does not carry MBPJ’s letterhead.

Catch-22 for PAS

According to Tulang Besi’s conspiracy theory, “If PAS opposed JAIS’ raid on Damansara Utama Methodist Centre, the Islamist party would be shunned by the Muslims.

“And if PAS supported JAIS, then it would lose credibility among the non-Muslim crowd.”