Let Teresa have her religious rights, says Christian leaders
PETALING JAYA: Christian leaders are appealing to the authorities to allow Selangor senior executive councillor Teresa Kok to practise her religious rights as a Catholic while in detention.
Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing said Kok should be allowed to pray with other Christians and attend Sunday mass as it was obligatory for all Catholics.
“She should also be allowed to see a priest to minister to her spiritual needs,” he said.
The Christian Federation of Malaysia chairman also hoped that Kok and the other Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee – Malaysia Today news portal editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin – be tried as soon as possible.
Council of Churches Malaysia general-secretary Reverend Dr Herman Shastri said messages had been sent to numerous churches to pray for those detained under ISA.
Lalu, apakah hak saya sebagai orang Islam juga mahu dinafikan perempuan ini apabila dia cuba menghalang orang Islam daripada melaungkan azan? Bagaimana dengan hak saya mahu membaca tulisan jawi ataupun melihat tulisan warisan bangsa dan agama saya terpampang di jalan-jalan raya turut mahu dinafikan?
Selepas ini, apa pula? Adakah hak saya untuk membaca Al-Quran juga akan dinafikan?