Negri Sembilan religious authorities detain 18 over deviant teachings

THE Negri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department yesterday detained 18 women over their alleged involvement in a deviant religious group known as Kumpulan Zikir Asmaul Husna.

Enforcement chief Ahmad Zaki Hamzah said the women, aged between 20 and 60, were listening to a religious talk by the founder of the group when the raid was conducted at 9.30am yesterday at a house in Johol, Kuala Pilah.