Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al Bakri sparked debates among netizens over his recent statement.
According to The Borneo Post, the minister said that the government is currently refining the proposal to tighten the rules relating to social media postings which leads to views that are “contrary to the teachings of Islam”, especially by the liberal and apostasy community.
Putrajaya mulling new regulations against social media posts 'contrary to Islamic teachings' https://t.co/TQxOogh6z2@bernamadotcom quoted @drzul_albakri saying this especially includes "liberal & apostasy" views, with discussions in the future with @PerpaduanNegara @kkmm_gov. pic.twitter.com/jxwKLfdvBaADVERTISEMENT
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Dr. Zulkifli’s announcement has in turn infuriated many people, especially those who consider themselves in the aforementioned groups. This even caught controversial star Alicia Amin‘s attention, who took to Twitter to lash out at the religious figure.
Seemingly disheartened by this, the outspoken fashion model wrote on her Instagram Story, “Trying to take things away from liberals and apostates, but doing nothing about hate speech towards minorities and child marriage. F**k people who are using religion as a guise to serve their self interest.”
“How can you actively convert the Orang Asli (native people) out of their own personal beliefs but (at the same time) condemning people who want some space to speak their mind? F**k you Dr. Zulkifli. Ugliest behaviour,” continued Alicia.
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Source: The Borneo Post.