Dr Zulkifli: Stop accusing others of being apostates based on rumours

Published on 22 Dec 2020 6:42:04 PM

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al Bakri has advised Muslims in the country to stop accusing individuals of being apostates based on rumours.

Referring to the issue of a Johorean Muslim woman who married In­dia’s national hockey captain at a Sikh temple, Zulkifli said Article 160 of the Federal Constitution defines that a Malay is a person who professes the religion of Islam, hence one should not accuse a Malay of being an apostate based on unverified news.

Zulkifli said this in the Dewan Negara while winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2020 on Tuesday (Dec 22).

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