RapidKL denies involvement with pro-Syiah programme – Nation

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RapidKL denies involvement with pro-Syiah programme - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Rapid KL Monorail Line has denied involvement with the pro-Syiah ‘Who is Hussin’ movement that saw the distribution of doughnuts and leaflets at the Bukit Bintang station.

“RapidKL would like to assert that the activity did not happen in the monorail station, it was conducted outside the station,” it said in a statement Monday (Sept 24).

“We are not related to the group and its activity,” it said.

The Muslim world is split into Sunni and Syiah schools of thought, and the latter is illegal in Malaysia.

Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) director Mohd Ajib Ismail had on Monday (Sept 24) said that Jawi was aware of the uneasiness of the Muslim community concerning the programme which was organised on Sept 22.

“Regarding the matter, Jawi will continue to monitor the development based on the public report received through social media,” it said in a statement.

According to its YouTube page, the programme is a global movement and a charitable organisation aimed to inspire individuals from different backgrounds based on the characteristics of Hussain, who is the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the son of Saidina Ali. (Hussain is a central figure for the Syiah school of Islam.)

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