PETALING JAYA: Police will probe a preacher who denounced Muslims who cleaned up other places of worship after the recent floods.
Sentul district police chief Beh Eng Lai confirmed a report from an NGO over the matter.
He said the Shah Alam police will now investigate the complaint since a similar report was received there.
Beh told FMT the complaint will be investigated for wounding the religious feelings of any person and internet abuse.
The case was filed under Section 298 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
Earlier, the Global Human Rights Foundation (GHRF) lodged a report against Idris Sulaiman, claiming the latter had made comments against minority religions.
Idris had reportedly said Muslims were banned from cleaning other places of worship, even during flood relief efforts.
He had also said carrying out such an act was akin to cleaning gambling outlets and discotheques, adding that temples were houses of the devil, The Vibes had reported.
Idris was said to have uploaded the video to his Facebook group titled “Ilmu Salaf Dot Com”.
GHRF chief S Shashi Kumar said more than 100 police reports had been lodged across the country against Idris’s remarks so far.
He called on the government to protect minority religions from being sullied and called for racial harmony laws to be enacted.
FMT has contacted Idris for comment.