MELAKA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam
wants firm action to be taken against a gay priest who was reported to have held
a same-sex marriage reception in the country.
Mohd Ali, who is also Melaka Islamic Religious Council (Maim) chairman, said
the action (of the priest) was contempt, not only to the country and Islam, but
also to other religions which opposed same-sex marriages.
"They are clearly challenging the laws and the values of our country,
especially in the month of Ramadan, so I hope the government can bring this
matter to face justice," he said.
He was speaking to reporters after a ground-breaking ceremony for Parcel Two of
the Beautification and Cleaning of Sungai Melaka (Second Package) Project at
Taman Rumpun Bahagia here today.
Also present was Drainage and Irrigation Department deputy director-general
Datuk Ong Siew Heng.
Urging Malaysians, regardless of political ideology, to unite to condemn
the contemptuous and shameless act, Mohd Ali said it was imperative that the
nation was not burdened by moral and social problems, such as same-sex marriage.
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