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Muslim woman strips during comedy act, allegedly insulting Islam

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The police have launched an investigation into a case where a woman who professed to be of Muslim faith before stripping and allegedly made a mockery of Islam while performing at a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

According to Bernama, Federal police secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said they received a report regarding the viral video and investigations have been opened under Section 298A of the Penal Code on statements touching on religious sensitivities and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for misuse of network facilities and services.

“Police will take stern action against any party that acts to disrupt public order and national security as provided by law,” she said in a statement.

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Noorsiah also urged the public not to play on any issue that could touch on racial and religious sensitivities in the community.

Earlier, it was reported that Crackhouse Comedy Club had lodged a police report at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail police station against the woman, adding that she and her partner had been banned from the venue immediately after the performance. 

Earlier, a video of a woman taking off her tudung and baju kurung after introducing herself while performing at Crackhouse Comedy Club has gone viral online.

In the 45-second video, the woman introduced herself as “Siti Amira binti Abdullah” and claimed to be a Muslim and to have memorised 15 chapters (juzuk) of the Quran. She then started to take off her headscarf and baju kurung as the audience cheered her on.

Meanwhile, the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) has also conducted an investigation into the video.

Jawi director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail said that the probe had been carried out by the Jawi Enforcement Division under Section 7 of the Shariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 559), which is insulting or causing contempt against Islam.

Those found guilty can be fined not more than RM3,000 or imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years or both if convicted, he said.

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