S'porean resort operator in Muslim prayer hall case released on police bail
KLUANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Singaporean resort operator who was arrested in Malaysia for allowing Buddhists to meditate in a surau or a Muslim prayer hall has been released on police bail.
Johor deputy police chief Deputy Commissoner Ismail Yatim said on Friday that Syed Ahmad Alkaff, 45, who has Malaysian permanent resident status, had been remanded since Tuesday.
Police have completed their investigations and the report has been forwarded to the Attorney General Chambers for further action, he told reporter.
The resort manager is being investigated for defiling a place of worship with intent to insult Islam. He faces up to two years' jail and a fine if convicted. He could also lose his permanent residency in Malaysia.