Week-old Jakim unit gets 10,000 complaints on insulting Islam

Jakim says it is monitoring media platforms including social media for material insulting Islam. (Bernama pic)

SEREMBAN: A new unit set up under the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) to monitor social media contents insulting Islam has received 10,000 complaints since its formation last week.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Fuziah Salleh said the complaints would be validated.

“The reason is that we have to study as there are fake accounts. There are accounts that are really insulting because I believe the fake accounts are more towards provoking and sometimes we see that they are repetitive.

“That is what we have to sieve through and scrutinise but what is troubling us more is the large number involved. This is something that is unhealthy,” she told reporters on the pre-launch of the national-level Quran recital competition here today.

She said criticism of all religions should be stopped.

“Sometimes, we see the opposition politicians as being too extreme to the extent of punishing the non-Muslims. This probably led to retaliation and all these are unhealthy,” she added.