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Ayah Pin, leader of Sky Kingdom cult, living in Thailand

Sky Kingdom teapot cult At the height of his popularity, the self-styled Prophet had four wives and had a following of 21 followers, including a police inspector and a drummer of a rock group, all whom were arrested and are now on trial.

Known for his giant structures of a teapot, vase, umbrella, concrete boat and a “palace” at his commune, he had claimed God was human and his deviant teachings included not making Friday prayers compulsory.

Sky Kingdom: Apostasy claim ‘to avoid penalty’

KUALA TERENGGANU: A follower of cult leader Ariffin Mohamad, a.k.a Ayah Pin, had declared herself an apostate to escape punishment. Prosecutor Mustafar Hamzah said this in his closing arguments at the Syariah High Court yesterday in the trial of Kamariah Ali, 54, who was charged under Section 7 of the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment (Takzir) (Terengganu) 2001 for claiming she was not a Muslim. The offence carries a fine of RM5,000 or three years jail or both upon conviction. Sky Kingdom The Sky Kingdom was a quasi-religious interfaith commune located in the eastern Malaysian state of Terengganu. Malaysia demolished the

Ayah Pin still hiding in Thailand

KOTA BARU: Cult leader Ariffin Mohamad or “Ayah Pin“, now hiding in Narathiwat, southern Thailand, has not entered Malaysia for at least five months and is suffering from chronic diabetes. Ariffin, on the run from the Malaysian authorities since an attack on his commune in Terengganu last year, used to commute frequently between here and Chamerong, near Takbai, where he now resides. Sources said the 66-year-old is believed to be unwell as he had not made the journey across the border since the end of last year. “He is now living with his close friends but his first wife (Che