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Muslims joining KL Atheist Club? Probe is on

 | August 6, 2017

State Islamic departments will take action against the members.


KUANTAN: The government will investigate if there are Muslims who have joined the Kuala Lumpur Atheist Club, which went viral on the social media recently.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki stressed on the importance for a detailed investigation to be conducted and urged for the involvement of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) as it involved the faith of Muslims in the country.

According to Wajdi, jurisdiction on Islamic faith is under the Syariah Criminal Enactment of each state, while at the Federal Territories level, it is under the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi).


“If it is proven that there are Muslims involved in atheist activities that could affect their faith, the state Islamic religious departments or Jawi could take action.

“I have asked for Jawi to look into this grave allegation,” he told reporters after officiating the Indera Mahkota Division Umno Youth Delegates’ Conference here today.

Wajdi said the government had also carried out numerous programmes to strengthen the faith of Muslims from the school level, apart from departments and religious agencies that collaborated in the planning of programmes to instil Islamic values.


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