Police arrest woman over dog ablutions video

A woman has been arrested today over a three-year-old YouTube clip showing a dog being washed that mimicked Muslim ablutions with Eid prayers and a Hari Raya song playing in the background.

Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan confirmed the arrest when contacted by The Malaysian Insider.

The clip was re-posted on YouTube yesterday with the title "Video Menghina Islam" ("video insulting Islam"), drawing flak from many viewers.

Google Malaysia Communications and public affairs head Zeffri Yusof said the matter was being probed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

The 38-year-old dog trainer featured in the video, Maznah Mohd Yusof, had told reporters today that she had taken down the original video clip.

Maznah's lawyer, Latheefa Koya of Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), said Bukit Aman have denied her access to her client.

“The police said they have every right to make me wait,” said Latheefa.

“We hold the deputy prime minister (Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) responsible for this issue as he was responsible for the statement that non-Muslims are insulting Islam."

Describing this as a move to deliberately cause uproar, Latheefa accused Muhyiddin of jumping to conclusions without verifying the facts.

It was reported that Maznah is a Muslim and that the video clip of her and her dogs were made three years ago. - July 31, 2013.


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