PRIVATE education institutions have been cautioned against propagating religions other than Islam as it is a crime under the Syariah Penal Code Order.
During a briefing in Tutong on the law yesterday, legal experts from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office told 300 representatives of private education institutions it was an offence to propagate religions other than Islam to a Muslim or atheist.
The offence is punishable by a fine of up to $20,000, imprisonment for up to five years or both under Section 209.
Exposing beliefs and practices other than Islam to a Muslim child, or a child whose parents are atheist, carries the same punishment.
Written By: Rabiatul Kamit
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