MALAYSIA ISLAMIC AUTHORITIES WILL PROBE INTO “I WANT TO TOUCH A DOG” EVENT

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (Jakim) will conduct a thorough investigation on the organising of the ‘I Want To Touch A Dog’ event that took place at Central Park, One Utama near Petaling Jaya on Sunday.

Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said the event should not have taken place and Jakim regretted the irresponsible attitude of the organisers who were not concerned with the sensitivities of Muslims in the country.

“This event has never been held previously and is the first time being exposed to the community.

“We are Muslims and our religion has stated clearly the penalty regarding dogs.

“Jakim will investigate the matter immediately and any action will be referred to the existing provisions,” he told reporters after officiating the national level religious school principals conference here Sunday night.

He was commenting on the organising of the programme that received overwhelming response from Muslims in and around the federal capital. – Bernama

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