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4 Finns held in Malaysia for distributing religious material

Malaysian police say four tourists from Finland have been arrested for distributing Christian materials at public places on a resort island

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 21, 2018 16:45 IST ]
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say four tourists from Finland have been arrested for distributing Christian materials at public places on a resort island.

The police chief of Langkawi island, Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim, says the two women and two men were detained Tuesday at their hotel after police received complaints about them. He says police seized 47 pens with Bible verses and 336 notebooks containing texts from the Bible.

Police obtained a court order Wednesday to hold the four, including a married couple, for seven days while they are investigated.

Mohamad Iqbal says the Finns, aged between 27 and 60, arrived in Langkawi on Sunday and planned to leave Thursday. He says they are being investigated for allegedly causing disharmony and violating their visa status in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

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