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Jakarta to help curb deviant groups

The Straits Times, 3 November 2000

YOGYAKARTA -- Indonesia has promised to help curb the spread of deviant Islamic teachings and occult practices originating there and undermining the faith of Muslims in Malaysia.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Paduka Dr Abdul Hamid Othman said Indonesia agreed to provide information on Malaysian groups and individuals pursuing unIslamic teachings.

Speaking to Malaysian journalists here on Wednesday, Dr Abdul Hamid said: Indonesia has also agreed to carry out enforcement against Malaysians coming here to pursue unIslamic teachings.

The Malaysian minister was here to attend an informal meeting of religious affairs ministers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. --Bernama