PETALING JAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is still deciding whether there is enough evidence to prosecute a preacher who allegedly denounced Muslims for cleaning up other places of worship after last December’s massive floods.
“The investigation paper has been submitted to the AGC’s prosecution division,” said law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar in a written parliamentary reply.
“It is being studied before further instructions can be given by the AGC whether the available evidence meets elements of an offence under the law or otherwise.”
He was responding to a question by R Sivarasa (PH-Sungai Buloh), who wanted to know whether the AGC would take any action against preacher Idris Sulaiman for allegedly disparaging non-Islamic religions, specifically Hinduism.
Idris had reportedly said Muslims should not clean other places of worship, even during flood relief efforts.
He was responding to a video that went viral in January showing young volunteers, including students from International Islamic University Malaysia, cleaning a Hindu temple in Klang.
Sentul district police chief Beh Eng Lai had confirmed receiving a police report and said the case would be investigated for “wounding the religious feelings of any person” and internet abuse.
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