Ulu Tiram Attack: Johor religious department steps up monitoring of deviant teaching

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor State Islamic Religious Department will increase their surveillance of alleged deviant teachings in Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru.

"We will pay close attention to Ulu Tiram, but that does not mean we will reduce monitoring in other locations. We will just give extra focus there," said the Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman, Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid, in Kota Iskandar here on Sunday (May 19.

He said this when asked about the state government's actions in curbing deviationist teaching in Johor.

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"There is a special committee to monitor the spread of deviant teachings. It involves the department’s Special Committee and the Johor Mufti Department, and all decisions will be brought to the Johor State Islamic Religious Council.

"Every report received will be investigated and reviewed before it is decided whether the teachings are deviationist or not. So the public should not worry," he said.

When asked about the number of religious boarding schools (madrasahs) in the Ulu Tiram area, Mohd Fared said: "So far, Madrasah Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari and Maahad Tahfiz Riyadhus Solihin are registered, while Maahad Tahfiz Ar-Rayyan and Madrasah Al Quran Al Irsyad Sungai Tiram have not renewed their registration”. – Bernama

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