KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 ― A teacher in Perak has lodged a police report after spotting the word “Allah” in Arabic printed on the tiny toy flag that came with the toy brick set bought for his son.
In a report by Berita Harian, Mahnun Mat Isa, 40, said he found the toy set which had little figures dressed in black and carrying the questionable flag that he claimed to resemble “terrorists”, adding that it “offended the sensitivities of Muslims”.
“I ask the authorities to not freely allow the entry of toys that touch on religious sensitivities in this country,” he was quoted saying.
The “terrorist” toy set he bought was part of the Falcon Commandos series by Chinese manufacturer Sheng Yuan, that sells knock-offs of the famous Lego bricks.
The RM5.90 set with code SY627-7 featured two “terrorist” characters with a black flag that resembles that of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, perched on their vehicle.
IS’ flag depicted the supposed seal of Prophet Muhammad, together with the Muslim testimony of shahada that says, “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God”.
Mahnun said he has reported the toy to the police and the Parit Buntar branch of Perak religious authorities last week.
He also urged the Home Ministry to investigate the matter and removed the toy from shelves.