Summonses against ‘indecently dressed’ Muslims to educate, Kelantan authorities say

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KOTA BHARU, Sept 27 — The Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (Jaheaik) has stressed that summonses issued against Muslim men and women caught for indecent dressing were meant to educate.

Its assistant director (enforcement division), Mohd Fadzuli Mohd Zain said the individuals issued with summonses from the department were only required to attend counselling sessions failing which, they would be hauled up to the Syariah Court where they risked being fined RM1,000, upon conviction.

“Previously, there were individuals served with summonses and after attending the counselling sessions, they understood the reasons and they did not have to pay the fine,” he said when contacted here today. Read more