Thursday January 10, 2013
Villagers: Only outsiders came to see sect leader
JASIN: Kampung Chabau residents had never sought the service of the head of the deviant sect, dubbed Panji Langit.
The village’s development and security committee chairman Abu Supian Abu Samah said the 46-year-old man was not friendly and was rarely seen outside his house.
“We were suspicious of his activities and alerted the mosque committee to inform the state religious department on the existence of this sect,” he said.
Abu Supian added that the villagers were surprised to see scores of police officers surrounding the bungalow on Saturday.
He denied that the villagers had kept silent about the so-called imam’s ctivities.
“Frankly, we were also astounded to hear he had so many weapons,” he said.
Abu Supian revealed that many people would come to the house between Fridays and Sundays.
Most of the cars did not bear Malacca number plates.
“His house is filled with people but the crowd swells during weekends.
“I was invited to attend a religious event in his house some time ago but he didn’t talk much,” Abu Supian said.
He hoped people would not view the village in a negative light after the raid.
“We never had any intention of harbouring terrorists or deviants,’’ he said.
Sect leader believed to have taught followers to use weapons