Jakim uses various channels in probing same-sex marriage

(Bernama) – The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is using various channels in probing into the case of a former medical student from Malaysia who reportedly married an Irish guy in Ireland.

Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said these included collaborating with the Foreign Ministry, the man’s friends and other relevant agencies, including the local authorities in the republic.
He said this in response to the couple’s wedding photographs which had been widely circulated on the social media and the internet.
“We are investigating the case with cooperation from the Foreign Ministry and other relevant agencies. So far, we don’t have any new information.
“InsyaAllah (God willing), we will soon know whether the man in the photographs is really a former medical student from Malaysia,” he told reporters after attending the National Convention of Muslim Brotherhood here today.
However, Othman did not dismissed the fact that Jakim was also facing difficulties in its bid to investigate the case and bring the man home as it had to adhere to the laws and regulations in Ireland.