Yesterday (5 September), the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary had urged the followers of Perjalanan Mimpi Yang Terakhir (PMYT) to surrender themselves to the authorities before they start to take action against them.
Ahmad Marzuk said this during a Covid-19 vaccination outreach programme at Masjid As-Salam, Pengkalan Chepa yesterday (5 September).
Meanwhile, he added that the authorities required the PMYT followers to assist in their investigation on the deviant teachings that was being spread by the leaders.
“The police have started investigating PMYT, so I advise all his followers to surrender immediately. We are working with the police in resolving this case.”
“First, we will look at the results of the police investigation. As far as I know, this case is not extensive and it involves only a small group.” he said, according to Utusan.
When being asked on the development of the PMYT case, Ahmad Marzuk said in order to smoothen the investigation by the police, the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will send its representative to help with the investigation.
“First, we already have a special Jakim team under the enforcement division and second, we also have an expertise division to study the teachings of PMYT. As for the teachings that are said to be heretical, we have to look at the results of the police investigation first.”
“We are also ready to provide counseling services to followers of the teachings.” he said.
On Saturday (4 September), the leader of PMYT, Sittah Annur was being arrested by the police and was remanded for four days until next Tuesday to assist in the investigation into allegations of was spreading deviant teachings.
Meanwhile, the sentiments were echoed by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Idris Ahmad, where he advised the public to not be influenced by the deviant teachings of the PMYT group.
According to Malay Mail, he said the matter does not only involved religious issues, but is also a threat to the country’s security.
He added that Muslims in the country can learn more about Islam by going to classes organised at mosques or surau as they are monitored by religious authorities.
He then urge the public to not get involved in purportedly Islamic religious teachings that are held in secluded or hidden places.
“Don’t believe and be influenced by strange teachings. Refer to the religious authorities for verification on teachings that you are not sure of or doubtful about.” he said.
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