Hasan stays out of Khalid’s case

(The Star) – Selangor state exco member Datuk Dr Hasan Ali will not interfere in the Selangor Islamic Council’s action against his fellow party member over the issue of preaching in mosques and surau without valid credentials.

Hasan, who is a member of the council, said action was taken against Selangor PAS deputy commissioner Khalid Samad after getting enough evidence that the Shah Alam MP had violated the law.

Khalid was charged with giving religious talk at a surau in Taman Seri Sementa in Kapar, Klang on Aug 16 without valid credentials from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais).

His case under Section 119 of the Selangor Religious Administration Enactment will be heard in the Klang Syariah Court on Nov 24.

However, Hasan pointed out that Khalid did not actually give a sermon as reported but instead gave a ceramah with religious undertones.

On the issue of state PAS commissioner Dr Abdul Rani Osman‘s credentials being revoked, Hasan said he was not directly involved in the matter and only learnt about it from the news.

“I was told by Jais that his credentials expired on Aug 28. It was not renewed because there were complaints about his previous ceramah,” he said.