'I Want to Touch A Dog' programme: Jakim to conduct thorough investigation

Muslims and non-Muslims animal lovers attend the ‘I wanna to touch a dog’ event in Central Park, Bandar Utama, October 19, 2014. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Muslims and non-Muslims animal lovers attend the ‘I wanna to touch a dog’ event in Central Park, Bandar Utama, October 19, 2014. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 20 — Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will conduct a thorough investigation on the organising of the “I Want To Touch A Dog” event that took place at Central Park, One Utama near Petaling Jaya yesterday.

Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said the programme should not have taken place and Jakim regretted the irresponsible attitude of the organisers who were not concerned with the sensitivities of Muslims in the country.

“This event has never been held prevously and is the first time being exposed to the community. We are Muslims and our religion has stated clearly the penalty regarding dogs.

“Jakim will investigate the matter immediately and any action will be referred to the existing provisions,” he told reporters after officiating the national level religious school principals conference here last night.

He was commenting on the organising of the programme that received overwhelming response from Muslims in and around the federal capital yesterday. — Bernama 

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