Wong: Hasan’s apostasy comments his opinion

(The Star) – State executive councillor Elizabeth Wong says there will be no action taken against fellow state exco Datuk Dr Hasan Ali over his recent remarks about apostates in Selangor.

“His comments were made in a personal capacity and not as an executive councillor,” Wong told reporters after the weekly state executive council meeting here yesterday.

“The state government has found no report, so far, of Hasan making such statements in his capacity as a state executive councillor.

“As a PAS member, yes, he has made those comments.

“Therefore, the state government will not be taking any action against him. It is an internal party matter,” added Wong, who is state Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment committee chairman.

Dr Hasan, who is in trouble with PAS leaders over his stand on the alleged shift in the party’s struggle, had reportedly said on Tuesday that his research team, Unit Selamatkan Aqidah, had found 41 apostates in Petaling Jaya and was continuing to collect more data on the issue.