Teen girls detained for insulting Islam

KOTA BHARU (Bernama) – Four teenage girls were detained by the police for allegedly stepping on the Quran in Kampung Gobek Gual Ipoh, Tanah Merah, in Malaysia on Friday.

Kelantan Criminal Investigation De-partment Head ACP Wan Khairuddin Wan Idris said the girls, aged 17 and 18, were arrested at their respective houses following a report lodged by an older sister of one of them.

The sister lodged a police report at about 9pm yesterday after watching a video recording of the four girls stepping on Al-Quran, he told Bernama.

 He said the Quran-stepping incident was alleged to have taken place at about 2.30pm on July 13 by the road side near the Kusial Lama bridge.

He said the four girls, who included the one suspected of making a video recording of the incident, would be in remand until today for allegedly insulting Islam.