(MMO) – Activist Siti Kasim confirmed tonight that the police are now investigating her under Section 509 of the Penal Code (of Malaysia) for showing her middle finger to hecklers at a recent forum on (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party) PAS’ Shariah Bill.
NOT A SECOND LOST! STRIKING WHILE THE IRON IS HOT! THE INEXORABLE MARCH TOWARDS “ESTABLISHING MALAYSIA AS AN ISLAMIC STATE” CONTINUES.
— Siti Kasim (@sitikasim) June 23, 2014
The lawyer had her statement recorded tonight under Section 509 of the Penal Code for “words or gesture intended to insult the modesty of a person” after several police reports were lodged against her.
“I was told that I am being investigated under 509. The investigation went well and they were professional about it,” she told Malay Mail Online tonight.
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“This is not about my middle finger. This is about Islamofascists who could not accept that a Malay questioned their plan to Islamise Malaysia,” she added.
The lawyer said that there are Malays who do not agree with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill that seeks to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) in order to expand the powers of the Shariah courts.
“There are many other Malays out there who do not agree with their point of view or what they are trying to push. We are smart and we have our own views on Islam.
“It is not only their view on Islam that is right. Don’t just leave it to the ulamas and these experts, they are not God. Don’t try to force this law down our throat,” Siti said.
A video of Siti flipping the bird to men who jeered her at the “Pindaan Akta 355: Antara Realiti Dan Persepsi” forum last month had gone viral.