Home > News > Nation
Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 9:19:00 PM
Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 9:30:39 PM
by wani muthiah
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) will initiate disciplinary action against its enforcement officers who disrupted a Hindu wedding on Sunday if an internal investigation finds they had breached procedures.
"We are conducting an internal investigation to determine what transpired," said Jais public relations and publications unit deputy director Nurhamizah Othman in a statement.
In the Sunday morning incident, Jais officers disrupted the wedding to question the bride to determine her religious status.
The woman, Zarina Abd Majed, claimed her estranged Muslim convert father had registered her as a Muslim during childhood, but she had been brought up as a Hindu by her mother.
State Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had chastised Jais for disrupting the wedding, and labelled it an "embarrassment".
He had added Jais should have practised humility and not gatecrashed the wedding.
Khalid also said Jais did not adhere to the standard operating procedure, which required the Department to confer with the state government in regards to cases involving non-Muslims and other races.
Nurhamizah reiterated this and said the Jais SOP required state government approval before operations involving non-Muslims were carried out.
Tags / Keywords:
Jais, Raid, Islam, Wedding
Jais may take gate-crashers to task
Society: MBPJ officers' action just doesn't seem right
Liow leaves it to sec-gen to take action
Special panel to probe khalwat case
Minister to help bride change her status
MB on a mission
Penang BN wants state govt to explain theme park closure
Hang Tuah, Mahsuri ‘stamped’ and immortalised
Police hunting duo who stole diplomat’s car
80 conferred Pahang titles and awards
Dr Wee launches new MCA service centre in Johor
‘MH370 in southern Indian Ocean’
Jack Bruce, bassist with rock legends Cream, dies aged 71
Wallaby Beale feels 'vindicated' after text message scandal
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)