A There-Is-No-Compulsion-In-Religion Update from Malaysia. From The Star, with thanks to Nicolei:
KOTA BARU: Skipping Friday prayers is a major sin for Muslims and it is punishable under the state’s Syariah laws, said Kelantan Bar Committee chairman Datuk Wan Harun Shukri Noordin.
Therefore, Muslims in the state must remember that Friday prayers are compulsory, otherwise they can be jailed or fined by the religious authorities, he said yesterday.
He was commenting on a recent case in which a Muslim man was fined by the Syariah Court here for not attending the weekly prayers.