Malaysia Launches Dedicated Hotline for Reporting Insults to Islam

Offenses against Islam initiated through social media platforms can now be reported on the hotline introduced in Malaysia.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Malaysia has introduced a 24-hour service. This service will address Islamic offenses.
  • The offenses include the ones initiated through social media.
  • Datuk Mohd Na’im Mokhtar emphasized the importance of unity while introducing this service.

Malaysia has launched a 24-hour service. This service will address complaints against Islamic offenses.

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has taken this action. This service includes reporting any sort of offenses against Islam triggered through social media platforms.

To address disrespect towards Islam proper measures are being taken.

Jakim will work with the following organization to address any offense

  1. State Islamic Religious Departments (Jain)
  2. Royal Malaysia Police
  3. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Datuk Mohd Na’im Mokhtar introduced the service to the public. This was done on 2nd May 2024. He is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs.

Reporting Details

The following contacts can be used to report disrespect:

The Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs has promised legal consequences against the ones who insult Islam.

Mohd Na’im has further emphasized the importance of preserving national unity. He stated that no offense against Islam will be tolerated. Extreme actions will be taken against the guilty ones.

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