Reporters 'kept in the dark' over closed-door meeting on seized Bibles

Reporters 'kept in the dark' over closed-door meeting on seized Bibles

SHAH ALAM - The more than two-hour-long meeting between the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais), Selangor Religious Council (Mais) and the Mentri Besar over the issue of seized Bibles ended with none of them revealing anything about what transpired behind the closed doors.

When met by The Star on Monday, Jais deputy director-general Ahmad Zaki Arshad refused to comment, only saying: Buat pun salah, tak buat pun salah (If you do it is wrong, if you don't do it is wrong).

Following this, reporters were told to seek the comment of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at the lobby of the state secretariat building.

However, after an hour or so of waiting, the mentri besar's car, which was initially seen waiting at the lobby area left without Khalid.

Khalid's media officer said it was not known if the mentri besar's office was going to issue a statement.

The meeting among the relevant authorities, including Selangor Mufti Datuk Seri Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid was to reach a consensus on the issue of Bibles seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) on Jan 2, before seeking a decision from Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

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