"Certain media reports had made out the detention to be a case of Jais trying to break up families. That is not true at all. The woman was detained on suspicions of committing khalwat (close proximity) because she was with a man," said Jais director Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi.
Munawi said Jais did not use any coercion or was prejudiced in the matter. "We detained the woman based on complaints and also because she could not produce any relevant marriage documents when asked."
He also claimed that the woman had voluntarily asked authorities to place her in a rehabilitation centre meant for erring Muslims to 'strengthen their faith.'
"We can prove all our procedures were conducted according to the law and without any coercion involved," he said.