KOTA KINABALU: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has warned Muslims or Malays against attending events organised by atheist groups, saying they face charges under Syariah law.
“Any Muslims found attending or becoming members of these groups will face charges under Syariah law,” he said during an official visit with the Sabah police contingent here on Thursday.
He said it was not their “right to attend” or become members of such groups according to Malaysian law, without elaborating.
On Wednesday, Khalid warned these groups to not hold programmes that may upset Malaysians including Muslims and those of other religions.
Atheist Republic has close to two million followers and supporters on Facebook, with hundreds of chapters worldwide including in Indonesia and the Philippines.