And by ‘mocking religion’, no doubt the Malaysian government is referring to one religion in particular. “No compromise on individuals mocking religion: Ahmad Shabery”, from the New Straits Times, July 20:
KUALA BESUT: The communication and multimedia ministry will not compromise with those who insult or mock religion on social websites.
The minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, said stern action would be taken against perpetrators, if it was proven that social websites were used to touch on religious sensitivities, resulting in anger and unrest among believers.
According to him, the arrest of controversial couple Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee was a reminder that matters touching on religions could not be brought to ridicule.
“This is a warning to all parties not to mock matters pertaining to religion. It is not only non-Muslims who cannot touch on the feelings of Muslims but Muslims should also be careful not to touch on the feelings of others,” he said.
Ahmad Shabery was speaking to reporters after flagging-off the Terengganu state-level Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang convoy here today.
Tan, 25, and Lee, 24, have been charged by the Sessions Court on three counts of provoking Muslims during Ramadan and displaying pornographic pictures on the website. — BERNAMA