Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the proposal, if implemented, would enable the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to place its officers and men at the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) as part of the religious enforcement team.
For this, he said, he would discuss the matter with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of religious affairs, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
"There has been a proposal from a non-governmental organisaton for a syariah police squad be formed to combat deviant teachings. This proposal will be discussed in depth.
"We will also seek the consent of the Conference of Rulers so as not to be misconstrued as interfering in the handling of religious issues. The aspect I am stressing on is maintaining security and public order.
Prevention is better than cure," he said in an interview programme on BernamaTV, last night.
Earlier in the programme, Ahmad Zahid said PDRM had a Religious and Counselling Body (Baka) which could cooperate with Jakim to stem the spread of deviant religious teachings, but this would require approval from the Cabinet first.
Ahmad Zahid also touched on the danger of being too fanatical about a leader as this attitude was inappropriate.