Assaulting workers for fasting a ‘big issue’, says Hamzah

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Police today obtained a remand order against four men for allegedly assaulting and criminally intimidating two of their workers for fasting. – The Malaysian Insight pic, April 15, 2021.

POLICE have been urged to look into a case of an employer assaulting two of his workers for fasting, said Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin, adding that this was a “big issue”.

No one should be stopped from performing their religious duties, he said.

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  • Silly and big bullies. Behaving like in the movies. Deserve to be in chain and in the lock up for a long time.

    Posted 1 month ago by Edwin N

  • They deserve it. All these years our many races have always respected each others beliefs and culture, never has this happened before. Dont let this 4 men get away with it. Make sure they are punished and make sure they learn about acceptance and respect other races religious practice.

    Posted 1 month ago by Elyse Gim

  • Honestly, I wonder what trigger the said employer to such action which is so un called for. Did he in advance told the two staff not to fast in the first place and considered his instruction was not followed? Has Islam or ALLAH in anyway took away a golden opportunity or revenues from him? The recent protest made after the court ruling on the usage of the word ALLAH angered him? Or was it a simple case where he got up that morning from the wrong side of the bed, nevertheless lets us pray & hope this is the last of such incident and move on.

    Posted 1 month ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Why fuss over whether the workers eat or not? The employer is kind of funny.

    Posted 1 month ago by Tanahair Ku