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Jakim officer faces action over speech criticising Johor Sultan


PETALING JAYA: An officer attached to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is to be investigated by the authorities over a speech in which he criticised the Sultan of Johor.

A video clip which has gone viral online shows Zamihan Mat Zain making unsavoury remarks about the Chinese during a religious lecture at the Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jemaah in Shah Alam.

The video shows Zamihan saying it is wrong of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar to prohibit a Muslims-only laundrette from operating in the state. He also labelled the Chinese as “unhygienic”.

“It is a norm for the Chinese to not wash themselves after defecating and urinating. What about menstrual blood in their undergarments? Or what if they hugged a dog, drank alcohol, ate pork,” says Zamihan in the video.

“It’s not that we are prejudiced against them. But, the elements of alcohol, dog and pork is all related to them. So, if they want to patronise a laundrette, then patronise a normal laundrette,” he added.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed was quoted by a local English daily as saying that the ministry would take immediate action against Zamihan, who made the remark during a religious lecture on Sunday.

“The Home Ministry will investigate and take action,” he said.

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