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1. Posted by wsfl_ (Budding Member 47 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys, im planning to go to KL in september to catch a concert. Im going with my gf and both of us are singaporean muslim.
The thing is, i heard there are always raid in hotels under a law called Khalwat. So what are the chancest getting raid and how to prevent from getting in a tight situation.:(

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

That's a really interesting question. I went searching around on the internet and I don't see any records of non Malay Muslims falling under the Khalwat or Sharia laws. I think being non Malay is key. As a visitor you are afforded more leeway. If you are really worried about it, you could stay at one of the backpacker type accommodations around Chinatown or over in Bukit Bintang. Most have private rooms and would not question your marital status. I've certainly never heard of those places being raided!

3. Posted by smiley1609 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hye... I'm from penang, malaysia. the least i can say is dont worry about the khalwat law. it is only apply for malaysian.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1803 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

The more time goes by the more radical this country is getting. Not being a Malaysian does not mean you are immune from the "Religious Police" making an accusation and acting on that charge.

Foreigners have been bothered by Malaysian Religious Police. Not just raids on churches and nightclubs.

http://www.lesstalkrecords.com/grindcore/?p=3129

http://www.thenutgraph.com/married-but-busted-for-khalwat/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4276077.stm