3,000 police reports against Ustaz Syakir for defaming non-Muslim religions

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Reports made over such occurrences in the past, but no action was taken.

Groups and individuals of multi-races, including Sabahans and Sarawakians lodged thousands of police reports nationwide today against a preacher for allegedly making disparaging comments on Hindus, Buddhists, and the Dayak community.

Global Human Rights Federation president S Shashi Kumar who led a group to lodge a report at the Sentul police station in the afternoon said over 3,000 police reports were made across the country urging the authorities to take stern action against the preacher Ustaz Syakir Nasoha for defaming non-Muslim religions.

“Enough is enough. We want to see action. We have made police reports over such occurrences in the past, but no action was taken,” he said.

Shashi said since 2018, he had handed memorandums to the police and other government agencies over the inaction of the authorities on those defaming and disparaging non-Muslim religions.

“However, no action was taken. Where is Suhakam which is supposed to stand against the breach of human rights? It has kept silent too all these years when issues like these crop up. It appears as if these preachers are licensed to make defamatory comments and escape action,” he told theSun

Among those who lodged police reports against Syakir were Muslims who were irked by his comments in a TikTok video which went viral in the social media since Friday.

Syakir in the video claimed that in the “last days on earth” the enemies of Islam will swarm Muslims like how crowds of people swarm a tray of food and this is how the “non-believers or kafir are swarming Muslims today”.

He also says that Buddhists and Hindus are bombing mosques and killing Muslims in Thailand, India and Pakistan.

“Remember, both these religions exist in Malaysia. Can you see? Don’t tell me you can’t see. This goes to show they are out to get us.”

In the footage, Syakir was found also making disparaging statements against the Dayak community, alleging they had raped and butchered Muslims in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

After the video went viral, another video of Syakir surfaced on Saturday where he claimed his comments were taken from an old video and circulated to undermine him.

He was not apologetic for his comments and claimed his speech was based on the hadis.

Meanwhile, former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail has lodged a police report against Syakir for allegedly insulting non-Muslim faiths in a sermon that has gone viral.

Often described as an outspoken moderate, Tawfik cited 13 examples from the video where he said the preacher had incited unrest and hatred among Muslims towards people of other faiths.

“XXX (the preacher) is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of multiracial, multi-religious and multicultural society in Malaysia.

“This report is lodged in the larger interest of our beloved country for the police to investigate and take appropriate action against such an offender who flouts the law in Malaysia,” said Tawfik, the eldest son of Tun Ismail Abdul Rahman, the late former deputy prime minister

“I urge the police, other than investigating him for breach of law, to seek a court order to commit him to mental and psychiatric evaluation at a government facility as I truly believe he is a danger to society and those around him.

“I believe no person of sound mind would utter the words or threats that he has done,” added Tawfik, a member of G25.