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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (left) and Jakim director-general Tan Sri Othman Mustapha (right) would seek an audience with the ruler as soon as possible. (pix by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR)
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (left) and Jakim director-general Tan Sri Othman Mustapha (right) would seek an audience with the ruler as soon as possible. (pix by AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR)

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general will seek an audience with the Sultan of Johor to resolve the issue involving one of its officer who had allegedly criticised the ruler’s decree.

Jakim director-general Tan Sri Othman Mustapha said the department holds the ruler’s order for the Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAIJ) to stop dealing with Jakim, with the highest regard.

He added that Jamil Khir and himself would seek an audience with the ruler as soon as possible.

“As Jakim’s director-general, me and the Minister in the Prime Minister’s department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom will seek an audience with the Sultan as soon as possible.

“This is in regards with the issue involving Jakim’s cader officer at the Kajang Prison, Ustaz Zamihan Mat Zain who gave a religious talk about the Muslim-friendly launderette, which (its video) has been making a round on the social media," he said in a statement.

The Sultan of Johor had earlier today ordered JAIJ to stop dealing with Jakim.

This was in response to Zamihan’s racial remarks during a religious talk which was held at the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah mosque in Bukit Jelutong on Oct 8.

He was also allegedly criticised the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s decree on the controversial Muslim-only laundrette.

A video of the talk was uploaded on Youtube.

Zamihan was arrested by police on Oct 11 for investigations under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. He was released earlier today.

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