DUMC welcomes Sultan’s statement
The Dream Centre of the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) has “warmly welcomed” the statement by the Sultan of Selangor that no one would be charged for conducting a search at the church two months ago.
Senior pastor Dr Daniel Ho stressed that activities organised by DUMC were meant to serve the community and welfare of Malaysians regardles of creed, race or religion.
“We sincerely ask that all religious communities and places of worship be treated with utmost respect and not be intruded upon,” he said in a statement Tuesday.
Dr Ho said the church had worked within the boundaries of law and public order.
“We call on all Malaysians to continue to live in peace, tolerance and harmony. We also call on all Christians to continue to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God,” he said.
On Aug 3, the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department held a search at the DUMC Dream Centre where a dinner billed as a multiracial thanksgiving dinner was taking place.
On Monday, the Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah ruled that no group should be prosecuted over the search, which caused a public controversy.