Police report lodged over social media post

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 17 May 2020

KULAI: A state exco member has lodged a police report over a viral statement on Facebook ridiculing the approval to allow a 12-person congregation to perform Friday prayers in the state.

Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi lodged the report at the district police headquarters here yesterday.

Kulai police chief Supt Tok Beng Yeow confirmed receiving the report.

Tosrin said the individual’s action in uploading the statement had disrespected the sanctity of Islam and violated the order issued by the Sultan of Johor.

“It is in contempt of Islam and a violation of the order decreed by the Johor Sultan because the 12-person congregation was approved by His Highness and decided by the Johor Islamic Affairs Fatwa Committee,” he said, adding that he hoped for an immediate investigation and stern action against the individual.

The Facebook post is believed to have been uploaded on May 13.

On Wednesday, Tosrin announced that the state was allowing 12-person Friday prayers in mosques and surau starting on Friday and throughout the conditional movement control order period. — Bernama

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