[PETALING JAYA: The Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) does not have an approval to operate at Dream Centre in Section 13, a Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) official said.
“When DUMC submitted an application for an approval for the building premises, it stated that its purpose was for the use of a community hall,” said MBPJ’s Zainun Zakaria.
“You need to be specfic as to its activities,” she added.
She said that the land that the church stands on now was gazetted for industrial use and not for religious purposes.]
[On Aug 3, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) raided the premises of the DUMC where a thanksgiving dinner was held.
JAIS accused the event organiser, Harapan Komuniti, a NGO, of proselytisation when it found 12 Muslims among those present.
Harapan Komuniti has denied the allegation, and the Malaysian AIDS Council said that it was merely a fundraising dinner for the AIDS support group.]
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