ENACTMENT NO. 1 OF 1988
NON-ISLAMIC RELIGIONS (CONTROL OF PROPAGATION AMONGST MUSLIMS)
Section 9. Offence relating to the use of certain words and expressions of Islamic origin.
(1) A person commits an offence if he-
(a) in any published writing; or
uses any of the words listed in Part I of the Schedule, or any of its derivatives or variations, to express or describe any fact, belief, idea, concept, act, activity, matter, or thing of or pertaining to any non-Islamic religion.
(b) in any public speech or statement; or
(c) in any speech or statement addressed to any gathering of persons; or
(d) in any speech or statement which is published or broadcast and which at the time of its making he knew or ought reasonably to have known would be published of broadcast,
(2) A person who is not a Muslim commits an offence if he, in the circumstances laid down in subsection (1), uses any of the expressions listed in Part II of the Schedule, except by way of quotation or reference.
(3) A person who commits an offence under subsections (1) or (2) shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand ringgit.
(4) The Ruler in Council may, by order published in the Gazette, amend the Schedule.
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