The government will investigate recent viral claims on social media that Muslims have joined the Kuala Lumpur Atheist Club.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said a detailed investigation must be conducted, and urged the participation of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), as it involves the faith of Muslims in the country.

“If it is proven that there are Muslims involved in atheist activities that could affect their faith, the state Islamic religious departments or Jawi could take action.

“I have asked for Jawi to look into this grave allegation,” Dr Asyraf told reporters after launching the Indera Mahkota division Umno Youth delegates’ conference here yesterday.

He added that the government has carried out numerous programmes to strengthen the faith of Muslims from school-level onwards, with the collaboration of various religious agencies. — BERNAMA


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