Johor police to continue probe against individuals involved in the deviant 'Si Hulk' group

24 Jul 2023 09:42pm
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JOHOR BAHRU - Police are investigating and pursuing legal action against those promoting the deviant 'Si Hulk' group's teachings on social media, even if they are located outside the country.

Johor Police Chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the group's actions were unacceptable but ensured the spread of the teachings was not detected.

He said there have been several police reports made across the state, and uploading the videos is considered challenging the authorities.

"There are indeed police reports. The police will work with JAINJ (Johor State Islamic Religion Department) to ensure that these people are taken action against.

"We were informed that they are abroad. These followers are challenging the authorities and our country because Islam is our official religion," he said during a press conference at the Johor Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) here on Monday.

Previously, several videos by the group's followers were uploaded insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

On Thursday, Johor's Exco for Islamic Religious Affairs, Mohd Fared Mohd Khalid, advised Muslims in Malaysia to avoid social media and refrain from watching videos promoting SiHulk's heretical teachings.

These videos, he said, were allegedly recorded and shared from overseas and should not be followed or believed.

Mohd Fared explained that the Johor Fatwa gazetted on July 22, 2021, has determined that SiHulk is sinful, deviant, and contrary to the Islamic faith, sharia, and morals.
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According to him, the heresy was established by Suhaini Muhammad, who is thought to reside in New Zealand. It promotes several deviant claims, such as the notion that Prophet Muhammad is Allah.

Mohd Fared added that Si Hulk's supporters are reportedly recording and sharing videos of their acts on social media from outside the country. This makes it challenging for JAINJ to apprehend and take further action against them.

Commenting further, Kamarul Zaman said the alleged teaching is perverse and cannot be accepted at all apart from inviting the anger of Muslims.

"We are currently conducting an ongoing investigation into this group. The law is there, so we will ensure the investigation is carried out until they are brought to court," he said.

He said the authorities are preventing the influence of such teachings from spreading, particularly among young people.

"Families need to be careful. It is distorted. I advise caution, parents of children who always like to see videos like this, make sure that we do not deviate from our faith," he said.