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'Imam Of Peace' Alleges The "Queen Of Malaysia Is The Biggest Female Hypocrite"

He said this in regards to Her Majesty cooking for frontliners.

Cover image via Mohammad Tawhidi/DailyMail & Mohd Rasfan/AFP

To support frontliners during this difficult time, the Raja Permaisuri Agong cooked dishes to be sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital and the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) last month

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah shared Instagram photos of the dishes, such as ayam gulai tempoyak, ikan bilis sambal, and sayur kobis panjang.

Many people thanked Tunku Azizah for her care and generosity, especially during this time of national crisis.

However, it did not sit well with everyone.

A Muslim influencer and "reformist imam" recently took to Twitter expressing that the Queen of Malaysia is "one of the biggest female hypocrites".

Yesterday, 1 April, Mohammad Tawhidi wrote on his Twitter @Imamofpeace claiming that the Queen "[holds] a spoon for cameras but won't say a single word about the Malaysian women and gays being lashed, imprisoned, and killed under Syariah Law".

Following his controversial statements, Malaysians immediately rose to defend Her Majesty

Some pointed out that the image he posted of a woman getting caned was actually a case that took place in Indonesia and that he should get his facts right before making such allegations.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Public canings in Malaysia under the Syariah Law have been heavily debated, especially in recent years

According to the World Corporal Punishment Research, judicial and Syariah canings in Malaysia have always been performed privately in prison. Courtroom canings, however, are administered in the presence of the offenders' parents, officials, journalists, and other offenders.

In 2016, there was a public caning case carried out in Tawau that involved a heterosexual couple.

And in September 2018, the first public caning case in Terengganu took place after two women were caught attempting to have sex in a car.

The case sparked a widespread outcry from multiple non-governmental organisations in Malaysia who claimed that it can only be carried out against prisoners as stipulated in the Prison Act 1995 and the Prisons Regulations 2000.

Last year, five men were sentenced to jail and caning for engaging in gay group sex:

Here are other facts to know about Syariah caning in Malaysia:

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