Kuala Selangor District Council cinema gender segregation directive rebuked
MCA HQ, 10 Jul – The Presidential Council had discussed the recent directive by the Kuala Selangor District Council which prohibited couples who are not married from sitting together. Going to cinema cannot sit together. “This is what we always said. In a multiracial country, if you use religion as a political agenda, it can be divisive and cause friction,” expressed party President Datuk Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek at a press conference after the MCA Presidential Council meeting.
Although the Selangor state assembly had retracted the order today, Soi Lek said, “the question is, why should this happen in the first place. The fundamental issue is that it is a new policy. Why should it happen?”
“The second question: I used to work in the state. The Chairman of the local government should be help responsible and apologise or he doesn’t even know this happened. These are all local government issues. Whoever is Exco should apologise,” the party President emphasized.