A foreign man was caught for khalwat (close proximity) with two local women during a raid conducted by the Terengganu Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT) on Tuesday.
The trio were arrested in a house located at Jalan Kemajuan in Kuala Terengganu.
The 21-year-old man, who is a car washer, claimed that he had only stayed for three days in the rented house owned by the two lesbians, aged 18 and 20 years old. JHEAT commissioner Datuk Wan Mohd Wan Ibrahim said a report was lodged earlier over the man's presence there.
According to Wan Mohd, the man said he was temporarily staying with the women while looking for a new job. "During interrogation, the two women admitted that they were a lesbian pair," he said.
All three were arrested under Section 31 of the state's Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir) Enactment 2001 and were released on bond.