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Malaysian MP refuses to apologise for calling the Bible “false” and “corrupted”

A Malaysian member of the parliament refused to apologise to Christians for stating that the Bible has been “manipulated” and “corrupted.” He also said that Christians should not be offended, claiming his statement was “a fact.”


Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh made his remarks on the 26th of August, during a parliament debate on the Road Transport Bill 2020 on drunk driving.

When a fellow Christian parliamentarian, Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, corrected Nik Zawawi stating that Christianity does allow alcohol consumption, but condemns intoxication and debauchery, Nik Zawawi responded by claiming the Bible has been distorted from its original meaning.

His remarks provoked criticism from several Malaysian Christian groups. The Association of Churches in Sarawak came out to demand Nik Zawawi retract his comments and tender a public apology to all Christians, according to Malay Mail.

Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii, another Christian, also condemned Nik Zawawi as “Members of Parliament should show an example to promote unity and not divide us.” He added that Zawawi’s statement sets a bad precedent in Parliament.


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