Sharia alert from “moderate” Malaysia, via AP, with thanks to Looney Tunes:
Malaysia’s prime minister wants enforcement of Islamic morality laws to continue despite a public outcry over a raid early this year on a disco by religious department officials, a news report said Saturday.
“There is no need to abolish these laws, only the enforcement methods need to be improved,” Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.
Human rights and opposition activists criticized the actions of religious department officials who arrested 100 Muslims at a Kuala Lumpur disco in January for alleged indecent behavior.
The disco patrons claimed they were locked up at the department’s headquarters for 10 hours, and accused officials of humiliating the women in the group by commenting on their attire and taking photographs of them.