Published: Tuesday January 1, 2013 MYT 3:06:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 1, 2013 MYT 5:21:12 PM
JAIP nabs 13 couples for ‘khalwat’ on New Year’s eve
KUANTAN: The Enforcement Division of the Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) caught 13 unmarried couples between 18 and 25 years old in a Syariah crime prevention operation after the 2013 New Year Eve celebrations.
JAIP chief enforcement officer Mohd Raffli Abd Malik said the couples were nabbed for committing khalwat at several budget hotels in town from 9pm Monday to 6.30am Tuesday.
"Most of the couples were between 18 and 25 and were picked up from budget hotels around town where they had checked in after the New Year celebrations.
"They will be charged under the Islamic Religious Administration and Pahang Malay Customs 1982 Enactment," he told reporters after the operation. - Bernama