Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak denies any federal government involvement in arresting former Perlis Mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin according to local media reports today.
Najib said Dr Asri was a truthful speaker whose talks were always backed by proof and clear dalil (quaranic and Hadith verses).
“I don’t know what is the motive of the arrest. It was done by the state religious agency. It has nothing to do with the Federal Government,” reports Malaysia Insider.
Selangor’s Pakatan Rakyat government also denied its involvement in the arrest, although the arrest was done by Selangor Religious Affairs Department (JAIS).