LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Jul 2018 11pm

PMB Plans National Road Trip To Get Signatures On Islam And Royal Institutions

Datuk Lokman Noor Adam.Datuk Lokman Noor Adam.

KUALA LUMPUR -- A non-governmental organisation Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB) will embark on a road tour of the country from today to gather signatures from the public in support for the institutions of Islam and the Malay Rulers.

Its president Datuk Lokman Noor Adam said PMB will organise a peaceful gathering in each state after Friday prayers, with the first one held outside the National Mosque here today, attended by about 100 people.

“The gathering is a symbolic protest of groups which attempt to humiliate the institution of Islam and the Malay Rulers.

“We and several other Islamic non-governmental organisations strongly oppose any party which tries to degrade, insult and shame the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and challenge the institution of the Malay Rulers,” he told reporters when met here.

Earlier, Lokman who led a peaceful gathering with its slogan “Save The Malay Rulers”, said the signatures obtained would be presented to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

Also present were PMB deputy president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah and director of the PAS Research Centre Dr Zuhdi Marzuki.

Mohd Zuhdi said his presence was in his personal capacity and did not represent PAS, but to lend support to the NGO whose struggle was similar to that of the party.

“I am here in my personal capacity and so far, PAS has not issued an official statement on its stand in this matter (gathering).

Meanwhile, Dang Wangi District Police Chief ACP Shaharuddin Abdullah told Bernama that the Malaysia Royal Police had monitored the gathering which was held peacefully.

He said there were no application submitted to the police to hold the gathering which was attended by a small group of people, and no further action would be taken against them.