Jawi investigating viral video clip of woman insulting Islam

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) has conducted a preliminary investigation into a recent viral video, believed to be an act of insult to Islam, committed at a club around Taman Tun Dr Ismail here.

Its director, Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail, said that his department took note of the viral video, and a preliminary investigation had been carried out by the Jawi Enforcement Division.

"Under Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 559), which is insulting or causing contempt against Islam, is an offence, and can be fined not more than RM3,000 or imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years or both if convicted," he said when contacted by Bernama on Saturday (July 9).

Mohd Ajib said that Jawi would not compromise with any act aimed at insulting and tarnishing the image and sanctity of Islam in the Federal Territories, especially ahead of the Aidiladha celebration on Sunday (July 10).

The 54-second long video, which went viral on social media, features a woman wearing a headscarf and baju kurung, who claimed that she had memorised 15 juz of the Quran and then started to take off her headscarf and clothes on stage, down to a mini dress concealed underneath, reported Bernama.

"A report was lodged in July 9 regarding the video which was uploaded on Tiktok. The case is being investigated by the Special Investigation Unit.

"The public is advised not to stir up issues that touch on racial and religious sensitivities," said police secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin.

The case is being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disunity and spurring hatred among the people, and under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for misusing network facilities.

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