Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam 

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Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam 

She was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque

By AFP

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Published: Fri 15 Dec 2017, 1:03 PM

Last updated: Fri 15 Dec 2017, 3:12 PM

A Malaysian woman was given a six-month jail term Friday for making offensive remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in a mosque, state media said.  
Tham Yut Mooi, from the country's ethnic Chinese minority, was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque in northern Perak state in May last year, the state-run Bernama news agency said.  
The 46-year-old housewife was also fined 15,000 ringgit ($3,700) at a magistrate's court in the city of Ipoh.  
However, the mother-of-two will not begin serving her jail term immediately as she is appealing the conviction.  
Malays make up about 60 percent of Malaysia's 32 million inhabitants, and the country is also home to substantial ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.
 
 



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