Police probe on throwing of Al-Quran in KL continues

Police say it is still investigating the case in which several copies of the Al-Quran were found dumped in a drain in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the case is being investigated under Section 295 and Section 298A of the Penal Code.

Section 295 states that whoever destroys, damages or defiles any place of worship, or any object held sacred by the adherents of any religion, with the intention of insulting the religion, can be jailed for up to two years or fined, or both.

Section 298A refers to any act that causes “disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will, or prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity, on grounds of religion.”

“Statements have been recorded from eight people to assist in the investigation, which is still on-going,” said Acryl Sani in a statement this afternoon.

“People are advised not to be worried and to avoid speculating about the incident. Efforts are being carried out to identify the perpetrators.”

He added that police and other related agencies will continue to monitor and ensure that the peace and harmony between the races in Malaysia is maintained.

“In protecting the sensitivity and sacredness of the Al-Quran, any party who wishes to dispose of it must obtain the advice of the local religious department before disposing of them.”

He urged those with information on the incident to contact the nearest police station.

Kuala Lumpur police recently revealed that 13 copies of the Al-Quran had been thrown in a drain near Tasik Sri Murni, in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 18.

The holy books were sent to the Chemistry Department for analysis.

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