Wednesday, February 24, 2010

JAKIM Posts Explanation on Whipping in Website

Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz said explanation on whipping of Muslim women offenders is posted on its official website.

He said Jakim had conducted seminars on whipping last year after the controversial sentence on part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi.

They were attended by legal experts, academicians, activists and non-governmental organisations (NGO).

"We can't help it if some people still do not understand. We are always willing to explain," he told reporters after a Maulidur Rasul celebration briefing here today.

He was commenting a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urging the state islamic departments to explain the whipping of three Muslim women offenders.

Muhyiddin said this was important so that the people and international community would not have a wrong impression of the country.

Wan Mohamad said whipping of Muslim women offenders had been accepted by the people and that no parties had questioned it.

On Maulidur Rasul, he said seven people had been picked as recipients of the main awards at the ceremony to be held at Masjid Putra here on Friday.

It will launched by Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor among others.

Wan Mohamad said 106 contingents comprising 6,979 people will be involved in the procession to mark Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

Jakim will also hold a 'Satu Malaysia Satu Halal' campaign on Friday to raise public awareness on halal products.

news courtesy of Malaysian Digest

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