Police investigating case of non-Muslim man in apostasy case, says minister
Sunday, 21 Feb 2021 11:05 AM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al Bakri today urged the public to let the relevant authorities to take the necessary action against the non-Muslim man who claimed on video, which has since gone viral, to have got a Muslim woman to apostatise.
He said the police were now investigating the matter.
“The position of Islam is guaranteed under Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, while Article 11 of the Federal Constitution recognises the rights and freedom of religion for Muslims and those from other religions.
“Even so, the spread of the religions, other than Islam, is subject to Article 11 (4) of the Federal Constitution,” he said in a statement today.
He said the clause empowered states to formulate laws to control the spread of other religions to Muslims, including attempts to persuade, coax or invite Muslims to leave their religion either through preaching, marriage or any other means.
Cops probe case of man who made Muslim woman renounce faith
Although federal constitution recognises rights, freedom of religion, all states can control, restrict propagation of non-Islamic beliefs, says minister
Updated 5 minutes ago · Published on 21 Feb 2021 11:25AM
KUALA LUMPUR – Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri today urged the public to let the relevant authorities take necessary action against a non-Muslim man who claimed in a video, which has since gone viral, to have gotten a Muslim woman to apostatise.
He said police are investigating the matter.
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said police have identified the 29-year-old man, following an inspection at a house in Perjiranan Dato Onn, Johor Baru, at 9.50pm on Friday.
“Police received information that the man was in the house, but later found that only his father and sister live there, so no arrest and seizure was made.”
He said the case is being investigated by the Bukit Aman Classified Criminal Investigation Unit under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 233 of the Multimedia Communications Act 1998 and Sections 298 and 505 (C) of the Penal Code.
In the three-minute viral video, the man claims to have made a Muslim woman, believed to be his wife, renounce her faith. – Bernama, February 21, 2021
Sunday, 21 Feb 2021 10:43 AM MYT
BY EMMANUEL SANTA MARIA CHIN
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has called for calm from all quarters and for the public to refrain from speculating as the relevant authorities investigate allegations of a man converting his Muslim wife to Hinduism.
Jakim’s Director-General Datuk Abdul Aziz Jusoh through a statement today said the department is aware of the viral video where the Hindu man explains how he allegedly apostatised his Muslim wife out if Islam.
“Jakim has been made to understand that the issue is under the attention of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) after receiving several complaints from several parties.
“Therefore, Jakim urges the public to allow the issue to be handled by the relevant authorities for them to decide on the next course of action,” he said in a statement today.
Abdul Aziz reminded the public that action can be taken against someone apostatising any Muslim person out of their religion under the Control and Restriction Of The Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Enactment, that is enforced in several states in the country.
He said action can also be taken against the Muslim individual looking to convert out of the religion under the Shariah Criminal Offences Enactment.