A new report has confirmed that Malaysian officials disguise as waiters in restaurants so they could nab any Muslims who is not participating in the Ramadan fast.
According to reports, 32 enforcement officers in the Malaysian district of Segamat, dress up as cooks and waiters to nab any Muslim not participating in the Ramadan fast, New Straits Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
Tea-brewers and noodle chefs have been selected and placed in 185 food premises to help catch any Muslims eating. They are to take photos o such individuals and then send the photos to the local religious affairs department.
Segamat Municipal Council president Mohamad Masni Wakiman told the New Straits Times: “We have specially selected enforcement officers who are dark skinned for the undercover job,”
“They sound convincing when they speak in Indonesian and Pakistani lingo so that customers will believe they are really hired to cook and serve meals and take menu orders.”
If a Muslim is caught not fasting, that person faces a fine of up to $329 or up to six-month detention or both.