Jamaat Al-Falah Mosque, Village Jaya, Johor, Malaysia found a plastic bag containing a pig's head. Responding to these findings, Malaysian police immediately deployed a team to investigate the case.
Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the pig's head was found by the mosque on Friday (30/12) morning. They then want to perform the dawn prayer.
"The team, led by Datuk Ismail wakapol Orphans will investigate who did it," he said as quoted by Bernama news agency on Friday (30/12).
Mokhtar, who visited the scene of the crime (crime scene), urged all parties to be patient and refrain from speculation about the incident. He also asked the public to entrust the settlement of the case to the police.
Chairman of the Mosque Committee, Kassim Darim (62), said residents in the area initially found a plastic bag believed to contain the pig's head. Plastic bag was found near the fence behind the mosque. He said this case was the first time in the area.
Meanwhile, about 100 people, including from non-governmental organizations held a peaceful gathering in front of the mosque. Such a meeting to protest the actions of throwing a pig's head.
MCA slams those who defiled Johor mosque
MCA has slammed the culprits who dumped nine pig heads outside a mosque in Johor Baru, saying Malaysians must not fall for the bait set by those intent on causing tension within the country's multi-religious and multi-cultural society.
MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong accused them of “knowing full well the inflammatory nature of their dastardly act”.
He was commenting on an incident outside the Al-Falah Mosque in Taman Desa Jaya, where two plastic bags were dumped separately on two occasions at around 5pm on Thursday and about 5am the next day one containing four decomposed pig heads and the other containing five heads.
“The calm displayed by Johoreans especially by Muslim worshippers of the mosque must be praised and should be emulated.
“If this folly was intended to unleash social discord among multi-racial Malaysians of various faiths, then we must not fall into the trap.
“On the contrary, by upholding peace and stability, we will emerge stronger and more united as a nation,” Dr Wee said in a statement yesterday.
In Johor Baru, state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Shariff said guards would be placed at all places of worship following the incident.
He said he had instructed all OCPDs to ensure there would no repetition of such an incident, advising the public not to make any speculation or assumption over the issue.
DAP slams the act of dumping pig heads near mosque
DAP National chairman Karpal Singh on Saturday slammed the culprits who dumped several pig heads outside the Al-Falah Mosque in Taman Desa Jaya, Johor Baru.
He said those who committed such acts should be arrested and punished for not having religious sensitivity.
"This irresponsible act must be condemned by all Malaysians. The people of Malaysia, who make up a diversity of religions and beliefs, have the right to live in peace and harmony," he said in a statement here.
Karpal, who is also Bukit Gelugor member of Parliament, wanted the police to give priority to the investigation of the case.
"On the eve of the new year celebration, an embarrassing incident like this should not have happened," he said.
On Friday, the mosque's congregation found the pig heads in plastic bags near the mosque when they turned up for the dawn prayers.
A special team has been set up by Johor police to investigate the case. - Bernama
Pigs’ heads found at mosque
Nine pigs’ heads were put in plastic bags and placed outside a mosque in Taman Desa Jaya here on two separate occasions.
Masjid Al-Falah committee chairman Kassim Darim, 62, said the first batch of pigs’ heads were found by the mosque’s cleaner at around 5pm on Thursday.
“A cleaner found a plastic bag which contained four badly decomposed pigs’ heads. The second bag was discovered by a worshipper just before morning prayers at around 5am,” he said at the mosque here yesterday.
Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said that a special task force had been set up to investigate the matter.