No sign of Sky Kingdom revival

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu government has dismissed any possibility of the defunct Sky Kingdom cult being revived by one of its founder’s followers.

State Islam Hadhari and Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Rosol Wahid said the state government and the National Security Division of the Prime Minister’s Department had also not received any reports on that happening.

He said his deputy Muhammad Ramli Nuh visited the site of the Sky Kingdom in Hulu Besut and found no basis to suggest that the sect, which was led by Ariffin Mohamad or better known as Ayah Pin, was being revived.

He was commenting on the front page of a news report which said that an ex-police officer was trying to revive the sect.

Rosol said the state religious department would nevertheless investigate the claim.

“We will keep vigil on the possibility of the revival and thwart any attempt to do so. The state views this issue seriously and will not allow the sect to resurface,” he said when contacted.

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