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PAS accuses Yeoh of going against S'gor sultan and fatwa

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Selangor PAS chief Sallehin Mukhyi today accused Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh of going against the Selangor sultan and a state fatwa over an RM20,000 allocation she provided to Sisters in Islam (SIS).

Sallehin said this was because a state fatwa had decreed the NGO a "deviant" organisation.

"The Selangor fatwa committee and Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) had decided that SIS has deviated from the teachings of Islam.

"The action of the deputy minister from DAP challenges the fatwa issued by Mais," he said in a statement today.

A 2014 fatwa issued by Mais declared SIS as deviating from Islamic teachings on the grounds that it adopts liberal ideologies.

The organisation's legal challenge against the edict is ongoing.

In his statement, Sallehin added that it was also an indirect challenge against the Selangor ruler, who overseas Islamic affairs in the state.

"PAS demands that the DAP deputy minister withdraws the allocation to SIS and apologise to the Selangor sultan, Mais and all Muslims," he said.

Yesterday, Yeoh had defended the allocation, stating that it was for SIS' Telenisa, a free legal aid clinic assisting Muslim women who need help in Islamic family law and syariah matters.


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