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Saturday November 2, 2013 MYT 9:49:42 PM
YAN: The Kedah Islamic Religious Council (MAIK) has been instructed to take action against several mosques in Sungai Limau found to have allowed outside preachers to deliver politically-laced sermons.
Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the directive was issued with the aim to protect the harmony of Muslims in the state.
"Such acts are prohibited. So, the management of the mosque must prepare their answers, they will be given a show-cause letter on why action cannot be taken against them," he told reporters after presenting RM200 cost of living allowance to 396 fishermen in Sungai Limau constituency here Saturday.
Mukhriz also described the incident as a serious abuse of mosques, because those involved had clearly showed a total disregard to the instruction made by the chairman of the Regency Council of Kedah Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah.
Tunku Annuar, when opening the State Assembly sitting last August, among others, said that mosques should not be used for activities other than for worshipping Allah and boosting harmony among the people.
Mukhriz also voiced his disappointment because some mosques had not adhered to written instruction issued by MAIK to all two weeks ago.
"I have received reports that two to three mosques had, without the approval of MAIK, invited preachers from outside the state for Friday prayers and they had delivered sermons which were political in nature.
Mukhriz, however, did not disclose the names of the mosques involved, saying he would make the announcement later.
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Politics, MAIK, Sungai Limau, By-election, Mukhriz Mahathir
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