Cops quiz again duo who complained about UiTM’s anti-Christian seminar


Perzeus James (left) and Uthaya Sankar SB

(The Malaysian Insider) – Two people who lodged police reports against a controversial seminar on Allah and Christology held at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) last month were were questioned further today by police on what exactly they were unhappy about.

They were also asked if they had seen any video recording of the seminar or had any other evidence of it as their police reports were based on media reports and articles on the seminar.

Perzeus James and Uthaya Sankar SB, who are both authors, spent 45 minutes at the Shah Alam police headquarters in Section 8 answering additional questions.

They questioned the reason for the interview today as police should be questioning the organisers of the seminar instead.

According to lawyer Annou Xavier, they were asked by Inspector Rohaini Baharum what they were dissatisfied about regarding the UiTM seminar.

Xavier also said police confirmed that investigation papers had been opened on the case.

Police are probing into the case under Sections 298 and 298A of the Penal Code, which deal with words uttered with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person.

“We were asked whether we had seen any video recording of the seminar or whether we had any other evidence of the said event,” Perzeus said.

“We told the police that whatever we knew was based on media reports and published articles,” he said.

Perzeus, who has published works in Tamil, said he felt “humiliated” after reading the numerous media reports on the seminar on May 6.

“If we keep quiet, we don’t know what may happen in future. I lodged this report because as a Catholic and a Malaysian, it is my responsibility to do this.”