S'porean owner of Johor resort remanded for 4 days over use of prayer room
KUALA LUMPUR - The Singaporean owner of a resort in Johor has been remanded for four days by the Malaysian authorities after he allowed a group of Buddhists to meditate in a Muslim prayer building, or surau.
The Star Online reported that the 45-year-old Singaporean, who is also a Malaysian permanent resident, was brought to the Session's Court in Kota Tinggi, Johor at about 9.30am on Tuesday.
He appeared before court registrar Hairul Azhar Mohamad, who approved the remand order until Friday.
The Singaporean, who has not been named, was arrested on Sunday afternoon at the Tanjung Sutera Resort, 40km from Kota Tinggi.