(Bernama) -- The Islamic Religious Council in the states can take action against non-Muslims for trying to spread their faith among Muslims in the country.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharum said this can be done based on existing enactment that prohibit non-Muslims from doing so.
"Distribution of reading materials and in the form of audio video is disallowed as it will lead to dissatisfaction of Muslims," he said at Yan Hospital here today.
A newspaper reported that two men believed to be foreign tourists tried to spread Christianity as Muslims were preparing to break their fast in Penang on Thursday.
Jamil said the case of a man who was fined and jailed in Pahang in 2002 for trying to spread his faith to Muslims should serve as a lesson to non-Muslims.
He donated a hemodialysis machine worth RM65,000 to Yan Hospital to meet the needs of 37 kidney patients in the district.