Mosques in Malaysian province gets arrest powers...
Nothing like adding new police officers, no?
Mosque officials in Selangor, Malaysia's most populated and richest state, have been authorized to arrest Muslims drinking alcohol in public, a move likely to court controversy in the multi-ethnic Asian Muslim heavyweight, the daily Star reported on Tuesday, August 25.
"These officials have been appointed to assist the Selangor Islamic Religious Council and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department," Selangor Executive Councilor Hasan Ali told reporters after a briefing at Shah Alam Mosque.
Under the scheme, imams, muezzins and other mosque officials would be authorized to arrest offenders.