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Mosque chairperson assumes responsibility for party logo display

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The chairperson of Masjid Jamek Bandar Paloh, Hassan Sarkon said today that he would assume full responsibility for the incident where a banner with a political party logo was put up at the mosque.

Hassan said he became only aware of the banner after it was put up for an event.

"Maybe some mosque committee members got excited and put up the banner. However, I as the chairman who gave permission for the event to be held, take full responsibility over the matter," he told Bernama when contacted.

He said the event was not politically motivated and it was a community programme.

"No speech was given during the event, there was only the handing over of contributions to the needy," he added.

This morning, a woman had uploaded several photos in her Facebook account showing the Sembrong Wanita Umno organising a programme at the mosque.

The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar had recently banned the administration of mosques and surau from providing politicians with a platform for their political activities at mosques.

This came after Labis MP Pang Hok Liong was pictured giving a speech at Majlis Tenang Steysen in Labis on May 10.

Pang told Malaysiakini that he did not raise political issues, but was merely distributing aid to mosques and surau in conjunction with the month of Ramadan.

- Bernama

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