Cops probe claim Penang school barred Muslim prayer

(FMT) – Police are investigating a claim that a school in Penang barred Muslim prayer during a recent awards ceremony.

At a press conference today, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (prosecution and legal) Mior Farid Al Athrash said they have received a police report on the matter.

“On Sept 27, we received a police report claiming several individuals who attended the awards ceremony at the Methodist Girls’ School in Penang as saying that Muslim prayer was not allowed at the function. But there was a Christian prayer,” he said.

Mior said the case was being investigated under Section 505C of the Penal Code for intent to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community of persons

The education ministry said yesterday it had issued a stern warning to the school.

Director-general of education Amin Senin said the ministry was considering disciplinary action against the school for contravening national education regulations.