Zamihan Mat Zin criticised the Johor sultan’s stand on a Muslim-only laundrette.
He was arrested and investigated for sedition.
The Sultan of Selangor revoked his teaching credentials. The Sultan of Johor Ibrahim called him an “empty tin can without any brains”.
11 June 2018
Published on Jun 10, 2018
Detainees expose government preacher’s vulgar attack on Mat Sabu, Nurul Izzah
Family members of Sosma detainees want action against Zamihan Mat Zin over a speech in which he attacked the present government, including making lewd remarks on PH leaders.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several family members of detainees at the Sungai Buloh Prison have lodged police reports against government religious officer Zamihan Mat Zin over a speech in which he made lewd remarks on Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders and attacked the coalition’s manifesto.
Zamihan, an officer of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), has been seconded to the home ministry to conduct rehabilitation programmes for suspects detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
In their reports, they said Zamihan during a programme on May 31 at the Sungai Buloh Prison, condemned PH leaders as hypocrites and passed lewd remarks at Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu and Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.
Giving an example, they said Zamihan was explaining how the insertion of an object into the anus, such as during an anoscopy procedure, would not nullify one’s Ramadan fast.
“But you will see Mat Sabu and Nurul Izzah inside the anus,” said the report quoting a line allegedly uttered by Zamihan.
“These hypocrite leaders have not fulfilled their manifesto, and broke their promise to bring down petrol prices. The present national leaders are no different from those previously,” he was quoted as saying in the police report.
Zamihan in his speech had also questioned Anwar Ibrahim, accusing the PKR de facto leader of quoting verses from the Quran to fulfil his “liberal” agenda.
The police reports against Zamihan, lodged on Saturday at the Setapak police station, also said Zamihan had told detainees not to waste time appointing lawyers to defend themselves.
He said detainees should just plead guilty because they were terrorists, and also told them that Sosma would not be repealed.
A lawyer for the five Sosma detainees, Faizal Rahman, said police should act quickly to investigate Zamihan.
Families of Sosma suspects report Zamihan over forced confession, slander
They say the controversial preacher had made unfounded accusations against leaders of the current government during prison sessions with detainees.
KUALA LUMPUR: Family members of Sosma detainees have accused controversial government religious officer Zamihan Mat Zin of forcing them into confession during rehabilitation sessions.
It is learnt that five police reports have been lodged against Zamihan, who has been seconded to the home ministry by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
Lawyers representing the families of the detainees said among the complaints against Zamihan were pressuring detainees to confess under Sosma, the acronym for Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, a controversial security law used mainly against terrorism suspects.
They also said Zamihan had been making unfounded allegations against Pakatan Harapan leaders.
Zamihan, who heads a group called Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah which, among others, wants Malaysian Muslims to only follow Shafi’i Islam, has been tasked by prison officials to conduct rehabilitation programmes for Sosma detainees at the Sungai Buloh Prison.