Mufti: Mus­lims risk com­mit­ting close prox­im­ity in Uber, Grab cars

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PETALING JAYA: Mus­lims trav­el­ling on Uber or Grab risk com­mit­ting close prox­im­ity when shar­ing ve­hi­cles with some­one of the op­po­site sex,

Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Mufti Zulk­i­fli Mo­hamad Al-Bakri said driv­ers and pas­sen­gers should avoid com­mit­ting the of­fence.

Zulk­i­fli, in his post­ing on the Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Is­lamic Re­li­gious depart­ment web­site, sug­gested the com­pa­nies should al­low its pas­sen­gers to can­cel their rides if they were matched with a driver of a dif­fer­ent sex and vice versa.

He said pas­sen­gers could take the rear seat and limit con­ver­sa­tions to only nec­es­sary top­ics.

For driv­ers, they should avoid tak­ing iso­lated routes to pre­vent them from be­ing ac­cused of com­mit­ting close prox­im­ity, he added.

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