Bible Society criticises Selangor for ‘washing its hands’ of confiscated Al-Kitab


(TMI) – The Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) has criticised the Selangor government for asking the society to write to the Attorney-General’s office for the return of 300 Bibles in Bahasa Malaysia (Al-Kitab) and the Iban language (Bup Kudus).

Claiming that the Selangor exco had made many promises to return the Bibles that were seized by the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) in January, the BSM considered the latest statement from Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as the state “washing their hands off the problem”.

“The BSM will not write to the AG,” the society said in a statement released in response to the state government’s request.

“BSM was raided by Jais, a Selangor government department. The Bibles are held by Jais in their office in Shah Alam, a stone’s throw from the menteri besar’s office.

“So, this problem was caused by a department of the Selangor state government,” the BSM said.

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