JAWI gives a weeks' time for teenagers to turn themselves in

The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) has give a weeks' time to the teenagers who were implicated in the K-Pop video to turn themselves in.

The three-minute-and-21-second video which has since gone viral shows several Malay girls hugging the group members. | Astro Awani
The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) has give a week’s time to the teenagers who were implicated in the K-Pop video to turn themselves in.

JAWI director Paimuzi Yahya said an arrest warrant would be issued if the teenagers do not cooperate, Malay daily Utusan reported.

He said the case will be brought to court and a trial will be carried out before deciding on the punishment or fine.

He urged them to come forward and assist in the investigation to ensure the issue is solved as soon as possible.

Earlier, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) said it will take appropriate action against the K-Pop B1A4 concert organiser following inappropriate acts which took place during the event.

Its director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said the act of a tudung-clad Malay girl being hugged and kissed by a member of the B1A4 pop band last Saturday was very embarrassing to Malaysians, especially Muslims in this country.

The three-minute-and-21-second video which has since gone viral shows several Malay girls hugging the group members.

Following that, the Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on his Twitter had nonchalantly characterised the male artistes as "unmasculine".

Organised by TGM Event, the company charged between RM199 and RM799 as admission fees to the meet-and-greet session.

B1A4 is a music outfit from South Korea signed under WM Entertainment. The band’s debut album, titled ‘O.K’ was released in 2011.

The quintet comprises Jung Jin Young, Shin Dong Woo, Lee Jung Hwan, Cha Seon Woon and Gong Chan Sik.