PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 — Umno Youth today submitted a memorandum to the Home Ministry urging it to speed up efforts to extradite Alvin Tan to Malaysia so that legal action can be taken against the controversial blogger for insulting Islam.
The memorandum was handed over by Umno Youth exco Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen, who is also the president of the Young Thinkers Organisation Malaysia to the Special Officer in the Home Ministry, Rizmel Nazrin Abdul Malik.
Mohd Rafiq said Alvin Tan, who was believed to be in the United States, was seen as increasingly insolent in ridiculing the religion and sensitivities of Muslims as no action had been taken against him despite the dozens of police reports lodged against him.
“We want the government through the Home Ministry to take action through legal means so that Alvin is immediately extradited to face the law for his actions,” he told reporters after handing over the memorandum at the Home Ministry here today.
After creating several controversies like insulting Prophet Muhammad and inviting Muslims on Facebook to break fast with a pork soup, Alvin once again provoked Muslims in this country when he uploaded a picture of himself with a tattoo of the word ‘Allah’ on the back of his thigh.
Mohd Rafiq said if the process of extraditing Alvin Tan could not be done through the legal process, the government should revoke his citizenship.
A similar memorandum was also handed to the Foreign Ministry for further action, he said. — Bernama