Thursday, July 29, 2021

Cops probing report of vandalism at Ipoh mosque

The words 'jangan buka bunyi terlalu kuat' had been painted on the wall near the main entrance, according to the muezzin.

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Police are investigating a report that a message was scrawled in red spray paint on the wall of a mosque at Taman SPPK, Pasir Puteh in Ipoh yesterday.

Ipoh police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan said the report was lodged by a mosque committee member at 9.07am yesterday.

“The complainant noticed the message ‘jangan buka bunyi terlalu kuat’ (don’t increase the volume of the loudspeaker) painted on the wall near the main entrance when he and his wife arrived at the mosque at about 5.15am.

“No one else was seen around the compound at that time,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

The complainant who is the mosque muezzin said that a few Quran verses would be played over the loudspeaker for 10 minutes every morning before the early dawn call to prayer is recited.

The case is being investigated under Section 295 of the Penal Code for defiling a place of worship which provides for a maximum of two years in prison or a fine or both, upon conviction.

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