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Jakim Officer Faces Action Over Speech Criticising Johor Sultan

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PETALING JAYA – An officer attached to the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is to be investigated by the authorities over a speech in which he criticised the Sultan of Johor.

A video clip which has gone viral online shows Zamihan Mat Zain making unsavoury remarks about the Chinese during a religious lecture at the Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jemaah in Shah Alam.

The video shows Zamihan saying it is wrong of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar to prohibit a Muslims-only laundrette from operating in the state. He also labelled the Chinese as “unhygienic”.

“It is a norm for the Chinese to not wash themselves after defecating and urinating. What about menstrual blood in their undergarments? Or what if they hugged a dog, drank alcohol, ate pork,” says Zamihan in the video.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed was quoted by a local English daily as saying that the ministry would take immediate action against Zamihan, who made the remark during a religious lecture on Sunday.

“The Home Ministry will investigate and take action,” he said. – The Star Online

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