KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18, 2014:

Four BFM89.9 radio deejays might be investigated under the Sedition Act for airing an interview that touched on Islamic religious sensitivities.
The deejays involved were Sharaad Kuttan, Umapagan Ampikaipakan, Caroline Oh and Patrick Teoh.
This is following a police report that was lodged today by nine non-governmental organisations (NGO) at the Dang Wangi police station.
Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) officer Mohd Mustaffa Hamzah, who led the  team lodging the reports, said the radio station aired a topic that touched on Muslim sensitivities in two interviews that aired on the same day,  last Dec 12.
“At around 7pm to 8am, radio deejay Sharaad Kuttan discussed the topic ‘Kalimah Allah’, the issue of sacrificial meat, and rights of the Malays.

“On the same day, at around 6pm to 7pm, radio deejay Umapagan Ampikaipakan, Caroline Oh and Patrick Teoh also discussed the issue of Islam and the wearing of the headscarf,” he alleged at a press conference outside the police station today.
Mustafa said the interviews had elements of insult and sedition against Islam.
“We stay in Malaysia where there are people of different races and religion.
“We hope that the producers and editors of the radio station involved, will respect the official religion and not raise racist issues,  and respect the federal constitution,” he urged.
Isma deputy president Aminuddin Yahya, who was also present,  urged police to investigate the radio station that has been operating for six years now.
He said the report was made after several complaints were lodged with PPIM, adding that they wanted action to be taken against those responsible in the radio station under the Sedition Act.
The NGOs also want the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to monitor other radio stations in the country for content that might raise racial and religious tension.
“We want the ministry to not miss out on broadcast content of radio stations, especially those in English.
“Most of BFM’s listeners were the young and their delivery is in English, which may not reach Malays who rarely listen to them,” said Aminuddin, adding that the deejays were also non-Muslims, who were non-experts on Islamic matters.