Malaysia's moral police, Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS), are making their rounds again. And this time, they're bringing their 'hammers of justice' along with them.
JAIS has been in the news countless of times for all sorts of things, but their infamous raids are the ones that usually grab the headlines. And while they might not show up dressed suavely like the guy in the pic above, they certainly aren't shy about disturbing the peace and checking up on people who may or may not be sinning in the comforts of home.
According to Malaysian Insider, the latest incident took place at 2:30 AM in an apartment located in Cheras. A group of men reportedly used a hammer to enter a residence owned by a 20something year old named Razman. Here's what he claims happened (translated from Bahasa):
"Initially, I thought someone was breaking into my house. When I opened the main door, I saw 10 people standing outside."
"One of them proceeded to show me their identity tag to confirm they were from JAIS, while another used a hammer to break into my home."
When he asked if they had a warrant, Razman says that the men threatened him with violence:
"The officer then warned me to cooperate or they would have to resort to using brute force."
According to Razman, the men told him they had received an anonymous complaint. When they entered the residence, there was nothing to be found so they left.
In the police report that he later filed, Razman says that the men didn't even apologize for the rude wake-up call. The authorities reportedly gave him their word that they will investigate the matter, seeing as this isn't the first time such cases have occurred.
Razman believes that unless the state's religious authority needs to keep tabs on their henchmen, they might try to use their authority to break in and possibly rob someone's home.