Selangor BN seeking PAS support against Comango demands

(The Star) – Selangor’s Barisan Nasional assemblymen want the state PAS leadership to support them in their stance against Coalition of Malaysian NGOs’ (Comango) demands.

“Some of the demands are not reasonable and can adversely effect the special status of Islam in the Federal Constitution and the religious reality of Malaysian society,” Opposition chief Datuk Shamsudin Lias told a press conference at the sidelines of the state legislative assembly Wednesday.

He said since the PAS leadership was also against same-gender relationships and unnatural sex, both parties could collaborate on the matter.

Shamsudin and his BN counterparts held the press conference after Speaker Hannah Yeoh rejected the Opposition’s motion to condemn the coalition.

Comango has been criticised for making several claims at the United Nations Human Rights Council periodical review of the country’s human rights.

Shamsudin said the Speaker had opined that there were more important issues to be discussed although the matter was of public interest, adding the Opposition respected the decision.

Meanwhile, Yeoh told another press conference later that the Opposition had submitted the motion on Tuesday under Standing Order 17 which encompassed urgent matters revolving around public interest.

Yeoh added she rejected the motion because it was not an emergency motion.

She said that her move was not wrong as a similar motion was rejected by Parliament.

“We are still debating the budget. I urge all elected representatives to discuss matter which are of more importance for the people,” she said.