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PENANG, MALAYSIA, May 7, 2001: The Malaysia Hindu Sangam has demanded an apology of Idris Omar, a member of PAS, the Pan-Malaysia Islamic political party. This report in The Star newspaper states, "The Malaysia Hindu Sangam demanded a public apology from Idris for his statement that PAS would destroy all statues in non-Muslim places of worship if it came into power. 'We condemn him if he had made such remarks and call on him to apologize and retract the statement immediately,' said its president, A. Vaithilingam. He said the organization was shocked to find out about the statement, and had passed a resolution against Idris. Democratic Action Party national deputy chairman Karpal Singh said he believed Omar could be charged with sedition.