Jakim preacher to be probed for insulting Johor Sultan

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017

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

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 Mat Zain, who made the remark during a religious lecture on Sunday

“The Home Ministry will investigate and take action,” he was quoted as saying in a short text when asked.

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

Zamihan had reportedly said that it was wrong for Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar to prohibit a Muslim-friendly laundrette from operating in the state.

He had also labelled 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," said Zamihan in the video.

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

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