Muslim preacher Syed Mohd. Bakri Al-yahya (famously known as PU Syed) took to his Instagram recently to call out local actress, Jasmine Suraya Chin, over the controversy surrounding the explicit scenes she filmed for the upcoming WeTV web series “Villa Kristal”.
In the long post published on his socials, the outspoken public figure also appeared to question the role of religious authorities and departments involved in the censorship of dramas and films in Malaysia.
“Where is the role of the agencies involved in the censorship of dramas and films in Malaysia. What is the function of the religious department in curbing the culture of violating this sharia! Or did it fail to be traced from the start?” the “Pencetus Ummah” winner remarked in his post, as reported by Murai.
He added by saying, “Directors are becoming greedier in shredding the law of God. (And) the artists are willing to receive such a role despite what religion they belong to. Although this drama is not aired on mainstream TV, it still can be easily accessed and even can be one of the reasons why nonsense dramas like this will continue to be created and acted.”
Syed then shifted his focus to Jasmine Suraya and the rest of the “Villa Kristal” production team, saying, “Even if she’s a Christian, she needs to remember, this is a Muslim country… While the director and the whole crew also need to know the boundaries and social norms that are more responsible to the nation.”
He then ended his statement by suggesting for local production houses to “Work on stories that educate more on positive values, and not more on sensation and immortality,” before adding, “We already have Hollywood, Bollywood, ‘Playwood’. What else? What else?”
The Kuching-born starlet has yet to issue his response to PU Syed’s post on his social media.