Malaysian Muslims handed jail terms for missing prayers

Malaysian Muslims handed jail terms for missing prayers

AsiaOne-·2019-12-04 18:12

KUALA LUMPUR - Six Malaysian Muslims have reportedly been handed one-month jail terms for skipping prayers in violation of Islamic laws, sparking fresh concern on Wednesday (Dec 4) about rising religious conservatism in the multi-ethnic country.

Attending Friday prayers is obligatory for Muslim men in Malaysia, but it is rare for such harsh punishments to be meted out for missing them.

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