KOTA BARU: The government will discuss on whether to gazette the "Perjalanan Mimpi Yang Terakhir" (PMYT) movement as deviant teaching or otherwise.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said the matter would be discussed at the upcoming Muzakarah Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs.
"The new deviant teaching will also be discussed in the meeting, which will be held soon involving a committee of religious experts nationwide," he told reporters after presenting certificates and cash aid to some 600 excellent students here today.
Ahmad Marzuk who is also Pengkalan Chepa MP said the government would leave it to the police first to conduct its probe into the case before making its next move.
He said the matter involved two aspects - the deviant teaching itself and the country's security.
"The PM's department (religious affairs) is aware about the existence of this illegal movement, especially in the Klang Valley area, and we have action that can be taken under our jurisdiction against those involved," he added.
It was reported that police investigation into the PMYT movement is focused on the spread of several videos linked to Masitah Ab Jalar or "Sittah Annur" that contain elements touching on Islamic beliefs and teachings.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan in a statement said police have been investigating the group's YouTube channel and its other social media accounts over the past few days.
He said in the videos, Masitah claimed she could communicate directly with Allah SWT, the angels and Prophet Muhammad (SAW), adding she also claimed that PMYT was revealed to her to guide the people.
Abd Jalil said the case was being investigated under Section 298A of the Penal Code for causing disharmony, disunity or enmity and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for using a network facility to create obscene communications.
It is learnt that the woman, believed to be the leader of PMYT, was detained by the police this morning.