Police said that they went to Bethany Church in Kajang in response to a complaint about excessive noise and left after being informed that a church service was being conducted. — File pic - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/we-did-not-stop-kajang-churchs-service-say-police#sthash.5OaiPPwD.dpuf
DECEMBER 2 — Police did not disrupt a Bahasa Malaysia church service during last Sunday’s incident at the Bethany Church in Kajang, The Malaysian Insider reported today.
The news portal reported that police were responding to a complaint of excessive noise and that a loudhailer was being used in the church.
“Policemen went to check. No church service was stopped.
“Police was just there to check what it was all about and after being informed that a church service was being conducted, the officers left,” the Insider quoted Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Ab Rashid Ab Wahab as saying.
“We contacted the complainant after that and told him to lodge a police report if he was still unhappy. However, the complainant refused to do so.”
According to the Insider, Ab Rashid added that although it was illegal to turn a shoplot into a church, police could not take any action as it was not under their jurisdiction.
The Bethany Church’s Indonesian pastor, Nelson Sembiling, reportedly told the Insider that two police officers arrived on Sunday about 10 minutes into his sermon. They did not enter the church but called a few of the members outside and told them to bring out the church’s leader.- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/we-did-not-stop-kajang-churchs-service-say-police#sthash.5OaiPPwD.dpuf