A 65-year-old man is set to be charged on Tuesday for two offences under the Administration of Muslim Law Act after investigations into his activities concluded.
The man is accused of teaching a doctrine in a manner that contravenes Muslim law and running an unregistered Muslim religious school.
The investigation was initiated following a police report filed by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) on August 24, 2021. After thorough investigations, the authorities have decided to pursue charges against the individual for his alleged actions spanning over a significant period.
According to the Straits Times, the first charge alleges that the man taught a doctrine contrary to Muslim law in Singapore between the years 2004 and 2020. The second charge pertains to his alleged operation of a Muslim religious school between 2017 and 2020, situated at a cafe in Jalan Pisang, without the necessary registration with Muis.
Under the Administration of Muslim Law Act, if convicted of teaching a doctrine against Muslim law, the offender may face a jail term of up to 12 months, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
Similarly, the offence of operating an unregistered Muslim religious school carries a penalty of up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.
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