T-SHIRTS BEARING ALLAH,OBSCENE WORDS SEIZED
The Home Ministry, with the assistance of Jabatan Hal Ehwal Islam Negeri Sabah (JHEAINS), confiscated 54 T-shirts that bear the word Allah as well as obscene words from a shop here yesterday. Forty-three of the T-shirts were found to bear the word Allah while 11 bear obscene words during the 2pm operation led by the Ministry’s Assistant Enforcement Officer Mohd Nazrie Abdullah and Musaliy Moksin from JHEAINS.
Speaking to reporters after the raid, Mohd Nazrie said the owner of the shop can be charged under Section 7 (1) of the Printing and Publishing Act 1984 for the offence. “We would like to remind all business owners to be more careful and do not sell such kind of clothes with words like Allah and obscene words printed on them, which is against the law,” he said, adding that the Home Ministry and JHEAINS will continue to monitor other clothing outlets in the State.
Meanwhile, Musally said the raid was conducted based on an email received from a member of the public stating that such T-shirts were being sold to the public.