37 police reports lodged in Sarawak against woman who wants churches closed

A screen capture of the woman in the controversial Facebook video.

SARAWAK police have received 37 reports throughout the state against a Facebook account user for posting a video that allegedly insults Christians, state Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said.

All the reports have been referred to the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent which has already started investigating the case.

The 12-and-a-half-minute clip is being investigated under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988.

“The individual in the clip had expressed unhappiness over the High Court’s decision to allow the word ‘Allah’ to be used in the Bible and urged Malays and Muslims to oppose the usage of the word ‘Allah’ and and also called for churches to be closed, ” said Aidi in a statement yesterday.

Aidi also advised the public against issuing statements that touched on racial or religious sensitivities.

“If you are not satisfied with something, you must use the right channel and in accordance with the law,” he said.

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