Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It’s seditious, Selangor royal council says of ex-Malacca CM’s comment on crown prince

It’s seditious, Selangor royal council says of ex-Malacca CM’s comment on crown prince

Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik is in hot water for sharing a Facebook posting about the alleged conversion of the Selangor crown prince into Christianity. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 30, 2015.

Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik's Facebook posting that the Selangor crown prince allegedly converted to Christianity is seditious in nature, said the Selangor Royal Council.
Despite Rahim's repeated apology to the palace for his faux pas, council secretary Hanafisah Jais said the former Malacca chief minister's irresponsible claim had elements of slander.
"After reading the statement issued by Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik, the Selangor royal council feels and summarises that the statement is seditious in nature and has elements of slander which can cause hatred among the Muslims towards the crown prince and the Sultan of Selangor," Hanafisah said in a statement today.
According to The Star Online, Rahim apologised three times over his posting in the last four days.
He had admitted that the source of his claim was from an unsubstantiated website.
"I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and distress it may have caused DYMM Sultan of Selangor, DYTM Raja Muda Selangor and the Selangor Palace,” he wrote on his Facebook page two days ago.
Hanafisah said Rahim's actions were done deliberately with dishonest intention to question the faith of the crown prince as a Muslim.
She said as a result of Rahim's posting, there were many responses and comments by the public, especially among Muslims who showed that they were angry and upset with the crown prince and the Selangor sultan.
"The council regrets that Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik did not at all take any steps to verify the authenticity of any postings made by external portals before making his views.
"It is very easy for him to conduct checks to ensure the authenticity of the news if he is really responsible.
"Moreover, the posting went viral last year and the Inspector-General of Police denied it last year after a police report was lodged by the palace," she said.
She also ticked off Rahim for making a statement that the Selangor ruler will allegedly meet with the Pope in the Vatican city, saying that it was a lie and slander which should not have been made by a former chief minister and deputy minister.
In telling the retired politician to immediately stop spreading false news and lies, Hanafisah said Rahim's statement needed to be countered to prevent the spread of such lies and slander. – September 30, 2015
Well the last he escaped CHILD RAPE under Mahahtir, let us see if he will escape the SEDITION charge

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