malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 07:15 am

Report: Islamic Affairs minister says ‘no comment’ after caught attending Siti Nurhaliza’s baby 'tahnik' ceremony

Report: Islamic Affairs minister says ‘no comment’ after caught attending Siti Nurhaliza’s baby 'tahnik' ceremony
KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad has brushed aside queries about his presence at a tahnik ceremony for popular singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s newborn here on April 26, amid criticism that the event violated Covid-19 restrictions. News portal Free...

News portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported that the former Federal Territories mufti had remained tightlipped when asked if his presence there contravened the standard operating procedures (SOPs).A question about the presence of popular preacher Azhar Idrus at the ceremony was similarly met with silence, the news portal reported.The popular singer also defended Azhar, saying he did not cross state borders to be at the event, according to the news portal.KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad has brushed aside queries about his presence at a tahnik ceremony for popular singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s newborn here on April 26, amid criticism that the event violated Covid-19 restrictions.

Siti is among several Malay celebrities now facing mounting public criticism over allegations that they violated Covid-19 SOPs, often at events caught on video or captured in photos.Siti has dismissed allegations that her newborn’s tahnik violated Covid-19 restrictions and claimed Zulkifli did not attend the ceremony as a special guest but merely “dropped by” to pray and perform the ritual, FMT reported.

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