Selangor Perkasa lodges report against Herald editor


(Bernama) – Some 70 members of the Selangor Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa), led by their president, Abu Bakar Yahya, staged a peaceful protest infront of the Shah Alam district police headquarters here today.

The demonstration was held after the organisation lodged a police report against Catholic weekly Herald editor Rev Father Lawrence Andrew over the latter’s statement in an article posted by the news portal,, last Friday.

In the statement, Andrew said that the catholic churches in Selangor would continue to use the word Allah in their weekend services in Bahasa Malaysia despite the State Islamic Religious Department’s intention to send them reminders on an enactment prohibiting the use of the word by non-Muslims.

Abu Bakar, in a statement issued to media members, described Andrew’s action as not only challenging the sensitivities of Muslims, but also having no respect for the law.

He said Selangor Perkasa regarded Andrew’s act as a provocation to disrupt unity and harmony in the country.

Meanwhile, the police confirmed receiving a report from Selangor Perkasa.