Cops warn Kedah group planning to nab amorous Muslim couples

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mazlan Mansor warns vigilante group against resorting to any illegal action.

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has warned a Kedah-based group known for nabbing amorous Muslim couples not to act against the law amid reports that it is seeking to make a comeback.

In a statement, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mazlan Mansor said the group, named Skuad Badar, was not a legal religious enforcement body and had no power to carry out enforcement activities.

He was commenting on remarks by the group’s founder Azhar Mohamad that the group intended to be active once more and that they would expand their activities nationwide to stop amorous activities among Muslims.

“It must be stressed that any group that is not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) is considered an illegal organisation and action will be taken against those involved.”

Previously, in an interview with Malaysiakini, Azhar said the group would make an appearance once more, this time, under the name Skuad Badar al-Qubra.

Skuad Badar’s activities had come to a halt in January after Azhar was arrested by the police.

He added that the group was now in the midst of registering the organisation with the RoS.