Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Malaysian-style Valentine's Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Authorities in Malaysia arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine -- aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex in this conservative country, an officer said Monday.

The couples, most under 30 years old, were detained for sharing rooms early Sunday in the beachside town of Kuantan in eastern Pahang state, said Badaruddin Ahmad Bustami, enforcement assistant director with the state's Islamic department.

State authorities carry out raids each year on Valentine's Day in this Muslim-majority country, where sharia laws make it illegal for unmarried Muslims to meet behind closed doors, Badaruddin said. Doing so constitutes a crime known as "khalwat," or "close proximity," which carries a maximum fine of 1,000 ringgit (US$280) and up to six months in prison.

The sharia laws apply only to Malaysia's Muslims, not to Christian and Hindu citizens who together make up about 40 percent of the population.
Badaruddin said the couples were released but may be charged later with khalwat.

"We don't agree with Muslim couples celebrating Valentine's Day because it's not Malay culture," he said.


republic said...

What else but crap from those morons!

Anonymous said...

If you can tell me any religion in the world that compromise pre marital sex, seriously I want to know because thus far I have not come across even a single religion that allows pre marital sex. Not even Christian. But if other religions’ authority chose to do nothing to stop the premarital sex, that is their own problem. We, Muslim do not bother about them. So, when Islam authority enforces the law of the religion against premarital sex, why the hell do you bother? Leave us alone!!!

If you are ok for your mother or sister or daughter to be f””ked by other men than their legally married husband, you have no right to expect others to have the same thinking as you do. One thing you need to learn is to respect others.

The Terminator 2 said...

please move to another country if you want to live in a secular one. No use you bitching anyway since there's nothing you can do. It is useless for people like you, someone who really get their information through internet where "human" put the information. A very silly man you are.

Anonymous said...

no religion allows pre marital sex