Nige­ri­ans nabbed for hand­ing out Bi­bles

> For­eign­ers gave re­li­gious ma­te­ri­als to sec­ondary school stu­dents

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Five Nige­rian na­tion­als, in­clud­ing three women, were ar­rested by po­lice for al­legedly dis­tribut­ing re­li­gious ma­te­ri­als by the road side at Le­buh Car­navon on Wed­nes­day.

Timur Laut district po­lice chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the for­eign na­tion­als, aged be­tween 25 and 30, were ar­rested at about 2.30pm while dis­tribut­ing re­li­gious ma­te­ri­als ti­tled “Rhap­sody of Re­al­i­ties”.

“We re­ceived in­for­ma­tion on a group of for­eign­ers dis­tribut­ing pam­phlets and mag­a­zines, pur­port­edly to spread Chris­tian­ity, at sev­eral lo­ca­tions in Ge­orge Town and Le­buh Car­navon.

“Prior to that, we re­ceived a re­port from the cen­tral po­lice sta­tion on a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent and fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions, found the five for­eign na­tion­als were also in­volved,” he told re­porters here.

He said the sus­pects, who did not pos­sess valid travel doc­u­ments, came to Pe­nang with seven oth­ers last Tues­day and po­lice are look­ing for the seven in­di­vid­u­als to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Se­berang Prai Ten­gah district po­lice chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab­dul Hamid said they re­ceived three re­ports on al­leged dis­tri­bu­tion of Bi­bles to stu­dents in front of a sec­ondary school in Bukit Mer­ta­jam, an in­ci­dent that went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

He said one of the re­ports was lodged by the fa­ther of a student at the school, while the other two were by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from two non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“It was found that the in­ci­dent took place on Nov 2 be­tween 12.10pm and 12.30pm, where two men dis­trib­uted the books (Bi­bles) at the front exit while an­other at the rear gate of the school.

“It is learnt that about 200 of the New Tes­ta­ment (Psalms Proverbs) were dis­trib­uted to Malay, Chi­nese and In­dian stu­dents at the school.”

He said po­lice would visit the school to­day to con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tions. – Bernama

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