Dogs at a canine event in Malaysia's Selangor state.
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Is it sinful to be in contact with dogs?

Playing with dogs is a common sight in many countries, but not in Malaysia.

Many people in the Muslim-majority nation believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog.

One man tried to help Muslims overcome their fear of the animal but Malaysia's Islamic authorities said it was irresponsible and have launched an investigation.

The BBC's Jennifer Pak explains from Selangor state.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section Asia
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