NURUL Hidayah Zahid, the daughter of former deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, denies she had deleted a controversial posting on her Instagram account in which she stated 9 out of 19 Muslims in Malaysia had become ‘murtad’ or apostates.
She was quoted by Malaysiakini as stating that the posting was automatically deleted by Instagram and it wasn’t the first time one of her postings were deleted.
“It wasn’t me. When we talk about apostasy or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), automatically it will be deleted,” Nurul Hidayah was quoted by Malaysiakini as stating. The link to the Malaysiakini report follows:
Nurul Hidayah caused an uproar after claiming that she was on official duty to hold discussions in Putrajaya with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (religious affairs) Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al Bakri and Deputy Environment Minister Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad over issues of apostasy and LGBT.
That came following criticism from netizens over her breaching of the Movement Control Order (MCO), adding to the public uproar over government officials and VIPs being seen blatantly committing such offences, while regular people were being arrested.
She explained the controversial deleted posting that the issues were critical in that 9 out of 10 Muslims had become apostates, which stirred public anger.