Intolerance: Protesters outside the Taman Medan church before the cross was removed.
PETALING JAYA: City council officers have classified the church in Taman Medan at the centre of the “cross protest” as unlicensed as it has not submitted a written application to operate as a place of worship.
It was also revealed that the church at Metro Square PJS2B/3 had no permit to put up a cross on its building.
PJ City Council (MBPJ) public relations officer Zainun Zakaria (pic) said a three-hour licensing data check has revealed that the shoplot used as a church “does not have a license to operate as a place of worship”.
On Sunday a group of 50 residents gathered outside the church to protest against a cross displayed on the building, claiming that it challenged Islam.
The group demanded the church take down the cross. It was removed at around 2pm on the same day.
Zainun said the church could make a written application for a licence…
Related: Malaysia urged to punish Muslims over ‘cross’ protest: Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country.