Malaysia’s Sisters of Islam tells party not to play Valentine’s Day moral police

February 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Feb.10 (ANI): The Sisters in Islam (SIS) has hit out at PAS Youth over its controversial plans to “check” sinful activities and play the moral police on Valentine’s Day.

The Star quoted its media and communications senior program officer, Yasmin Masidi, as saying that moral policing was against Islamic values and fundamental liberties.

She added: “It violates personal dignity and privacy, which is for bidden in the Quran and Hadith.”

She was responding to the movement’s planned multi-pronged approach to discourage sinful activities on Valentine’s Day, which falls on Monday.

PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan At-Tantawi reportedly said that the state governments in Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor had directed the local authorities to work closely with the police and Rela to check on immoral activities that day.

The movement is also working closely with the Islamic Religious Department in Penang to monitor sinful activities.(ANI)

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