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Bishop appalled by BN leader’s misconstruction

Catholic Bishop Emeritus Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing said he was appalled by the extent of Gerakan Youth deputy leader Andy Yong’s ignorance of the Christian churches’ stand on Bersih 5.

In a statement issued yesterday, Yong criticised Christian clergymen whom he claimed took a partisan stand on polls reform advocacy group Bersih’s decision to organise a protest march in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday.

“To the extent one can decipher Andy Yong’s meaning from the muddle of his dysfunctional English, he said he thinks Christian clergymen had urged their congregations to wear Bersih colours to a prayer service in church and from there both priests and laity fanned out into the streets as partisan supporters of a political cause,” said the Jesuit-trained priest.

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