In Malaysia, Ronnie Vun Yun Heu is seeking a court order for permission to set up a Christian radio station for Sabah and Sarawak. Ronnie has filed all of the paperwork and submitted his application for a license to start a radio station for the two states; however, his application was completely ignored by the government. Ronnie has been working with contacts in the United States to get this radio project off the ground. Ronnie desires to start the radio station to help “social problems in the broken world caused by spiritual or psychological sick individuals” and to reach “lost souls” through education and prayers. The Federal Constitution of Malaysia allows for freedom of religion and Article 3 provides that Islam is the religion of the country but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony. However, the government does not carry out this clause, as Ronnie’s case demonstrates.
07/16/2017 Malaysia (The Malay mail Online) – Sabah-born property investor Ronnie Vun Yun Heu is seeking a court order for permission to set up a Christian radio station for Sabah and Sarawak.
The 55-year-old of mixed Dusun and Chinese ancestry from Kota Belud has filed a judicial review to compel the Communication and Multimedia Ministry director to consider and approve his application for a license to operate the Christian radio station for the two states.
According to documents provided by his lawyer Marcel Jude Joseph, Vun had previously applied to the federal ministry and even written to its minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak — also a Sabahan — personally, but was ignored and his application unanswered.
“They are not giving attention to his application and he can’t wait forever. The delay is implied denial,” Marcel told Malay Mail Online when contacted today.
The judicial review application was filed online yesterday.
In his supporting court statement, Vun — who has a background in wood and forestry engineering — said it was his right to freedom of speech, expression and religion that he pursued his application leading up to court.