Perkasa wants RoS to outlaw Aiyoh Wat Lah! organisers
PETALING JAYA: Perkasa has issued a warning to the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) and the Gender Equality Initiative (GEI) for insulting the Perak mufti and other Islamic authorities in their latest Aiyoh What Lah! awards.
“An event like this does not respect the credibility and sovereignty of the ulama institution, Muslim agencies, and the government,” Perkasa Islamic central affairs bureau chairman Amini Amir Abdullah said today.
“What’s the point? It only aims to insult and make light of certain authorities.”
Perkasa called on the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to outlaw both JAG and GEI so as to “allow the wrath of the Muslims in the country to subside”.
The Aiyoh What Lah! awards was held in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, and the “winners” are voted by the public, under several categories on infamous quotes or statements made by people in authority.
Amini dismissed the awards’ supposed aim to hold public servants accountable to their actions, saying that there were other ways to do so that did not involve insulting Jakim and Jais.
“What they do means nothing for women.”
Amini called the principles that the awards represented nothing more than “a repetition of backward Western values”.
“Apparently they (speak out against) hatred for women, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia,” Amini said dismissively.
“However, these awards cannot be seen as anything more than trivial.”
Perkasa directed the “strong warning” to JAG and GEI, as well as the various NGOs represented in the awards.
“Respect the ulamas, and don’t be too taken by the feminist and women’s liberation movement in the West,” Amini said.
Perkasa defended Perak mufti Harussani Zakaria, saying that his comments were based on “principle”.
“He was right when he said that there is no concept of rape in marriage and that wives are to obey their husbands’ sexual needs as long as it is based on syarak (law),” Amini said.
“These are basic principles, which can be excused if the wife is old or ill.”