PETALING JAYA: Syed Azmi AbhalÂshi, the man behind the controversial â€œI Want To Touch A Dogâ€ event, has admitted his mistake and will be more careful when organising programmes in future, said the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
Its director-general Datuk Haji Othman Mustapha, in a statement by Jakim, said the departmentâ€™s officers met Syed Azmi yesterday at the Mines Hotel in Seri Kembangan.
The meeting was also attended by five Syariah experts and two representatives from the Selangor State Islamic Council.
â€œThe Syariah experts advised the organiser not to hold similar programmes that could offend the sensitivities of Muslims in the country.
â€œThe organiser admitted his mistake, accepted our advice and will be more careful when organising any events in future,â€ said Othman in the statement.
Jakim also said it hoped that the issue would not be prolonged or brought up any more.
Syed Azmi had said that he received â€œsevere death threatsâ€ after the Oct 18 event held at Central Park in Bandar Utama.-The Star