SHAH ALAM, 23 FEB: The State Government will discuss with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to provide assistance to the Madrasah Indian Muslim Mosque (MIM) which is in need of land to build a school, a mosque and a dorm in efforts to spread the teachings of Islam.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government will provide assistance to all eligible persons, regardless of race, religion or political belief.
“Insha Allah we can discuss further on this matter, I will make sure that MIM receives assistance from JAIS,” he said.
Abdul Khalid said this when giving a speech at the Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday) Celebrations together MIM at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam today.
Also present at the celebrations were Kota Raja MP, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, MIM President, Jamal Abdul Hamid, MIM National Secretary, Kamal Batcha Noor Mohideen, and was attended by nearly 1,000 people.
According to Abdul Khalid, in the past five years, the State Government has provided assistance to People’s Religious Schools (SAR – Sekolah Agama Rakyat), National-type Schools (SJKC – Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina) and National-type Tamil Primary Schools (SJKT – Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil) in the state that needed assistance.
“I would like to give a guarantee here that the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Government in Selangor will always endeavour to hear the people’s problems and to be fair and equitable in giving assistance to the people, who are multiracial of various religions and different political affiliations,” he said.
In the meantime, MIM President, Jamal Abdul Hamid welcomed the feedback given by the State Government regarding the assistance.
“MIM, in collaboration with the Muslim community of Indian origin in Malaysia, is willing to cooperate with those helping out MIM for the sake of Islam,” he said when met.