Selangor bans Muslims from attending events at churches, temples
Published on: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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Selangor bans Muslims from attending events at churches, temples
Selangor religious affairs exco Zawawi Ahmad Mughni calls on the people to respect each other’s religious sensitivity. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: Any programme involving Muslims at non-Muslim houses of worship are not allowed, says Selangor religious affairs exco Zawawi Ahmad Mughni.

In a statement, Zawawi said while Selangor welcomed the programmes organised by NGOs to foster tolerance, these programmes should follow the guidelines set by the Selangor Islamic religious department (Jais).

“The rules state that any programme involving Muslims in non-Muslim houses of worship is prohibited.

“Jais will monitor and take action against those who violate this rule under Sections 5 and 6 of the Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Among Muslims) Enactment,” he said.

Zawawi reminded those wanting to organise religious activities to be more sensitive to avoid any misunderstanding. He also urged them to refer to Jais or the state Mufti for clarification.

His response comes after an uproar over a poster by Impact Malaysia, a non-profit organisation under the youth and sports ministry, about a planned visit to a church in Klang.

According to the promotional poster, the visit was for non-Christians who wanted to know more about the faith. Minister Hannah Yeoh said no Muslim youths were involved in the programme.

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