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Time running out for 'deviationist' sect

While Malaysian Muslims this week ushered in their new year, members of a small Islamic sect huddled in a mosque in Selayang, Selangor, pondering about their future.

Their faith has come under renewed attacks from the authorities, especially from the Selangor religious department.

Only recently, the Selangor Islamic Affairs, Malay Customs, Infrastructure and Basic Amenities Committee chairperson Dr Hasan Ali had vowed to “bury” the movement.

They have been issued warnings not to put up Quranic verses and holy logos in their mosque. In addition, their main mosque and the land it is sitting on in Kampung Nakhoda, Selayang, are facing imminent seizure from the state religious authorities.

So who are these people? And why are they such a threat?

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