S'gor MB Khalid: No ban on Muslims working in outlets selling liquor
SHAH ALAM: There is no ban on Muslims working in outlets selling liquor, only a condition set by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to remind them of the inappropriateness of working in such outlets, said Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
He said the reminder was just an effort by MPSJ to reduce the number of Muslims working in nightclubs.
Khalid added, however, that the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) had the power to take action on Muslims working in nightclubs.
The state government would be looking into implementing the condition into its by-laws, but only after a thorough study, which will take at least six months, he told reporters after meeting 12 local council presidents Monday.
Out of 170 premises in Subang, Khalid said 13 did not follow the Syariah Criminal Enactment of Selangor.
"The 13 premises consisted 140 muslim workers," he said.
He sad the letters issued by MPSJ to such premises would not be retracted as it was an unenforceable condition.
"It doesn't affect the businesses from renewing their licences," he added.
On Jan 15, it was reported that confusion reigned over the MPSJ directive banning Muslims from working in entertainment outlets serving liquor.
The state government had then announced it was setting up a special fund to help Muslims who had to give up their jobs in these outlets following the directive.
tunku : what a flip flop, first they said it is banned then now not ban just because the big towkey ronnie liu and his party are against it. hassan ali shut his mouth, khalid agreed to ronnie and they goes the so called Islamic party's agenda. they are just the puppet in pakatan rakyat. let us see what pas has to say about this now.where are the dap's caliphs who read Quranic verses? khalid is known for his twisted tongue, just few day ago he said there is ban and now he is it is not a ban but merely a reminder.