KOTA BARU: A religious officer at the Pasir Puteh Islamic affairs department has lodged a police report alleging that four couples seeking to be married there have submitted forged medical certificates of their AIDS/HIV examination results.
The officer lodged the report at the state commercial crime section here yesterday.
According to Muslim marriage requirements for all states in the country, couples getting hitched must undergo a compulsory test for AIDS/HIV as a measure to check the spread of the often fatal disease.
Pasir Puteh Deputy OCPD ASP Mohd Azmi Jamari confirmed that a report was lodged.
“We were instructed by our state counterparts to investigate and I believe our commercial crime officers are doing it.”
A spate of forgery cases related to marriage documentation prompted the state religious affairs department to turn to e-nikah to check forgery.
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