It would be better to spread love and compassion

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  • Wednesday, 04 May 2016

WHEN the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) announced that our Royal Malaysia Police would assist Islamic department officers with syariah law enforcement, I was utterly shocked. For me, this can only happen in the ultra Islamic state of Aceh (Indonesia) and Taliban-controlled areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. We are Malaysians! How can we let this happen on our shores?

Moral policing by the police should not be a priority. They even need the support of the army to protect tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, and suddenly they have extra manpower to assist the religious authorities in enforcing syariah law?

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