Raymond Thong

KUCHING: The state government has been urged to ban Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh from entering the state.

Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) political affairs director Raymond Thong said the insensitive remarks by the MP pertaining to the Christian religion is unacceptable and could create ill feelings and hostilities among people of different faiths.

“This MP should not set foot in Sarawak. He should be blacklisted and banned from Sarawak soil. Parti Bumi Kenyalang calls on the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government to ban him from entering the state, he said in a statement on Sunday.

Thong lamented the MP’s reluctance to apologise for his remarks on the Bible, adding that not only has it caused anger to Sarawakians but also reflected badly on himself as a leader.

“His stand in not willing to apologise is abhorrent and unacceptable to Christians not only in Sarawak and Malaysia but to all Christians in general. Christians consider this a serious matter.

“It is an insult to Christians and what he said should be deemed seditious.

“No MP should take advantage of the privilege of freedom of speech in Parliament and say something that could create ill feelings, confusion and sow hatred among the people,” he said.