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Raid was done to protect the interest of Muslims, says Jais

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has insisted that the raid on the multi-racial dinner held at the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) last Wednesday was right and done to protect the interests of Muslims.

Jais director Marzuki Hussin said: “It was done to protect the Muslims and I hope the issue will not be turned into a controversy”.

“No arrest was made but we just did an examination (after receiving a report about some Muslims attending an event at the church).

“We hope it will not be turned into an issue,” Marzuki said yesterday.

“We were only conducting checks, and we are preparing a full report on the 12 Muslims who attended the function in the church,” he said.

Asked if he would apologise on behalf of his subordinates’ actions, Marzuki was hesitant.

“No, the investigation is still not completed,” he repeated a few times before hanging up.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir said Jakim was also investigating the matter.

“We want to check if the allegation is true. Activities of spreading other religions to Muslims is prohibited here,” he said.