Condo manager throws out drivers’ prayer mats, challenges them to complain to MUIS
The Independent
28 April 2016

Ismail Ahmad said in his Facebook that a condominium manager has made it difficult for his friend and him to perform their obligatory prayers.

Ismail and his friend have been praying under the staircase at the carpark of Regency Park Condominium for many years. They work as personal drivers and have to be in the condo vicinity at all times, in case their bosses needed their services.

Ismail said that he understands that the place where they pray at is the common property of the estate, but that they have kept the place clean and neat. They have also ensured that it does not obstruct any human movement nor does it pose a safety hazard to anyone.

The condo manager, Ms Jennifer Peh from Saville Property Management Pte Ltd however, threw out their prayer mats and told them to pray outside the condo if they had to.

“When we appealed to let us use that little space under the staircase, she told us arrogantly “If you want to pray, go to the mosque”. She even challenged us to “complain to your MUIS”,” he recounted.

Ismail said that their bosses who are residents of the condo did not mind them praying under the staircase of the carpark. Their bosses have also expressed that the harsh action and words of Ms Peh were uncalled for.

Saying “freedom of worship is a right enshrined in the constitution,” Ismail asked “where is the religious tolerance that the government keeps on promoting?”

Comments
Andrew Teoh
If that is what really happened at the condo, SHAME on you. How could any human being behave like this. We should be inspired by people who placed God before all things and tries to fulfill their religious obligations no matter what. Please continue to fullfil your religious obligations, all God fearing people will respect you. As for the Management hopefully they will reflect and look deep within and come to realize we are created in God's image and likeness. As human we have the dignity so please do not trample on us. God bless. Andrew.
Like Reply 17 Apr 29, 2016 4:00am

Farin Guu Supervisor at Johor Bahru
It's ok bang don't worry allah always watching. inshallah tenants are paying her job. One fine day allah will show her.
Like Reply 23 Apr 28, 2016 3:08pm

Selva Kumar Nkp
She might even put up an ERP Gantry there if she likes that spot so much! This clown must have her brain in her rectum!
Like Reply 17 Apr 28, 2016 9:10pm

Dafri Bin Kaspon Engineer at Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Respect and tolerance. Don't do things that you don't like others do to you...crazy lady, Yeah, I'm talking to you, Ms Peh or whatever. Anyway, for these 2 bro, pls don't take it to heart. Allah is testing your iman (faith). If that crazy lady still adamant about this, then try to survey the area and find a place outside the condo. It may be a bit troublesome but at least you have a peace of mind when you do your prayer.
Like Reply 12 Apr 28, 2016 8:53pm

Mike Tan
Not only is he not remorseful for his mistake, he even brought this up on the internet to get support from guys like you. If he wants to be treated nicely, he should not be treating common property in the condo as his house in the first place. The fact that the MC had been tolerating his behaviour for a long time is already being nice to him, instead of thanking them, he is turning around to bite the management in the name of religion. With a character like that, he can pray 5 times a day it still doesn't make him a better person. He should repent and know his mistake first and not throw his w... See More
Like Reply 1 Apr 29, 2016 2:02pm

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smail Ahmad
April 27

Freedom of worship is a right enshrined in the constitution. We have been praying under the staircase at the capark of Regency Park Condominium for many years. We understand that it is the common property of the estate and we have kept the place clean and neat and it does not obstruct any human movement nor does it pose a safety hazard to anyone.

However, the condo manager, Ms Jennifer Peh from Saville property management pte Ltd managing agent has thrown our praying carpets and told us to pray outside the permises.

When we appealed to let us use that little space under the staircase, she told us arrogantly "If you want to pray, go to the mosque". She even challenged us to "complain to your MUIS"

We work as personal drivers and have to be in the condo vicinity at all times, in case our bosses need our services. Even our bosses who are residents in the estate do not mind us praying under the staircase and our bosses feel that the harsh action and words of Ms Jennifer Peh is uncalled for.

Where is the religious tolerance that the government keeps on promoting?


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