Muslim preacher Syed Mohd. Bakri Al-yahya (famously known as PU Syed) was recently asked by one of his followers on Instagram to share his thoughts on local entrepreneur Liana Rosli’s provocative marketing strategy on her social media postings.
Over the past year, PU Syed has been relatively very vocal in calling Liana, or Kak KM, out for her extreme and outrageous behaviour as shown on her official accounts. The “Pencetus Ummah” winner himself, however, admitted that he did reprimand Kak KM a few times, but to no avail.
According to PU Syed, all of Kak KM’s hard work won’t be blessed if she conducts her business in a sinful manner. On top of that, the 39-year-old had also called for the authorities to enforce a Shariah-compliant dress code to all Malaysian Muslims.
PU Syed’s opinion didn’t sit too well with Kak KM, obviously! In an interview with mStar, she appeared to vent her anger with the statement made by the celebrity preacher on his social media. To quote the online businesswoman, PU Syed shouldn’t try to be God in passing judgment on others.
“So, you’re calling me a sinner, and all the money that I made is not blessed? If you think you’re right, you would’ve reprimanded me in a good way, rather than embarrassing me in public,” Kak KM told the portal. “Everyone reads your post, and you expect people to look up to you?”
The daughter to veteran actress Normah Damanhuri further added that as a human being, she’s open to people advising and correcting her, but not in a rude manner. “It’s not like after receiving your advice, I immediately covered my hair with a hijab. Don’t act like you have suddenly received God’s guidance the moment you opened your eyes. Only He knows what the future holds.”
The drama between these two public figures didn’t end just there! PU Syed took to his Instagram earlier today to issue his response to Kak KM’s statement during the interview. To quote the former school teacher, “If Kak KM is offended by my public rebuke, this shows that she still has faith in God.”
“When I put her on blast, she claimed that I was publicly humiliating her. That being said, did she realise that she also humiliated herself and her family members all this time? I called her out in public because she has committed her sins openly. I don’t feel the need to earn any respect from her. It is enough for me that God knows the real truth,” he wrote in a statement.
Previously, PU Syed was severely lambasted by several LGBT supporters for exposing a Malay Muslim woman (later revealed to be a sister-in-law to a local politician)’s same-sex marriage on his Instagram. Feel free to get the full scope here.