Mother And Son Arrested For Selling Food To Non-Fasting Muslims From The Back Of Their Car

The duo has allegedly been selling food to non-fasting Muslims since the start of Ramadan.

Cover image via Kosmo & New Straits Times

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A mother and son were nabbed for selling food and drinks to Muslims from the back of their car on Tuesday, 11 April, in Jalan Padang Tembak, Kelantan

According to New Straits Times, the woman, who's in her fifties, along with her son, who's in his twenties, were arrested by a special joint operation between the Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JAHEAIK), and the Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB).

The duo were caught red-handed selling food to two customers from the back of the woman's car when the authorities arrived at 9am.

It was then revealed that the pair also have been running well-known food stalls around the area for the past few years, and had recently decided to sell their food on-the-go from their Perodua Myvi, reported New Straits Times.

The officers arrested the pair, as well as the customers, who are both lorry drivers.

Image via Kosmo

JAHEAIK officers and MPKB staff ambushed the area after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public a week prior

Upon arrival, the authorities seized several packets of rice and various dishes from the boot of the woman's car, as reported by Kosmo.

"Our investigation showed that the mother of three and her son have been selling packed rice to locals since early Ramadan," said JAHEAIK enforcement division deputy director Mohd Fadzuli Mohd Zain.

He added that the woman and the three men were released on bail with a surety each, and will be taken to court soon.

Image via Utusan

The mother-son duo will be prosecuted under Section 10 of Kelantan Criminal Syariah Enactment (1) 2019 for disrespecting the holy month of Ramadan

Fadzuli added that the two buyers would be charged under Section 21 of the same enactment for the part they played in the crime.

The Shariah law entails all those who commit an indecent act contrary to Shariah law are to be fined RM2,000, or one year in prison, or both if convicted.

Meanwhile, Ramadan bazaars in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya are collectively generating over 47,000KG of food waste every day:

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