Cops record Pahang mufti’s statement

chief Sharifuddin Ab Ghani

PETALING JAYA: Police have recorded the statement of Pahang mufti Abdul Rahman Osman over his “kafir harbi” remark.

The Star Online reported Pahang police chief Sharifuddin Ab Ghani saying that Rahman’s statement was taken at the latter’s office on Wednesday morning.

According to Sharifuddin, the case was being investigated by the Penang police and assisted by their Pahang counterpart.

Rahman has come under fire from various quarters for labelling those supposedly opposed to Islam as “kafir harbi” – a term which some Islamic scholars believe refers to non-Muslims who wage war against Islam, and therefore, needs to be slain.

He had defended his statement and had refused to retract it, nor apologise for it.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had said that the mufti would be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948, following two reports lodged against him.