SEREMBAN: The special unit set up by the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) to monitor all forms of provocation against Islam has received 10,000 complaints in just seven days.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh said the unit was set up last Thursday to monitor the conduct of irresponsible parties who insult the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Islam in all platforms, including social media.
“Every complaint is being investigated because some of the posts came from fake accounts and there were also repeated complaints and that is what we are going to look into,” she told a press conference after the pre-launch of the 1440H/2019 National Tilawah Al-Quran at the Seremban Municipal Council hall, here, today.
“What is worrying is the numbers are growing and it seems there’s no stopping it," she said.
Fuziah added that the approach taken by the current government was to bridge the gap among all races so that Malaysians could live in harmony and respect one another’s beliefs.
“We don’t want to resort to punishment but more to find ways to fix the situation.
“The government today has sent a clear message that this culture (religious humiliation) should not be continued in society and we should live together as a multi-racial society and respect one another," she said.
Asked what action would be taken by Jakim on the participation of a group of people championing the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) at a Women's March gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Fuziah said the case had been handed to the police for further investigations.
She said she was disappointed because the actions of the group had tainted the International Women’s Day celebration.