PAS ready to meet Selangor Sultan to explain Nurul Izzah issue

Mohd Farhan Darwis, The Malaysian Insider

PAS leaders today said they are ready to meet the Selangor Sultan to give an explanation over the allegations that Nurul Izzah Anwar had supported freedom of religion for Malays.

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, a PAS central committee member, did not dismiss the possibility that the king, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah did not receive Nurul Izzah’s actual statement.

“I am convinced the Sultan did not get Nurul (Izzah)’s actual statement…if not, I myself can meet the Sultan to tell.”

“I am close enough with the Sultan…I can bring the actual statement to the Sultan,” Dr Dzulkefly (picture), who is also the Kuala Selangor MP said during a press conference in Parliament today.

Utusan Malaysia carried a report on its front page today, saying that the Selangor of Sultan was shocked with Nurul Izzah’s statement in the forum: “Islamic State: Which Version, Whose Responsibility” in Subang Jaya last Saturday.

The PAS Dewan Muslimat today also expressed support for Nurul Izzah, stressing that the attacks on the PKR leader was carried out by political foes who had pre-judged her before listening to her explaination.

“This issue has been politicised and intentionally magnified (diperbesarkan),” the Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said in the same press conference.

Nurul Izzah has since then denied supporting apostasy among the Muslim community, and yesterday said she will take legal action against Umno-owned dailies Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian for allegedly twisting her statement.