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Published: Friday June 20, 2014 MYT 12:46:00 PM
Updated: Friday June 20, 2014 MYT 12:47:32 PM

Ramadan new moon to be sighted on June 27

KUALA LUMPUR: June 27 has been set as the date to sight the new moon for the start of Ramadan, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal announced, Friday.

It said in a statement that the Conference of Rulers had agreed that the date for the start of the Ramadan fast be based on the “rukyah” (sighting of the new moon) and “hisab” (calculation).

The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal will announce the date over radio and television that night, it said.

The statement said the designated committees would sight the new moon at Pontian Kecil, Johor; Falak Al-Khawarizmi complex, Kampung Balik Batu, Tanjung Bidara, Melaka; Telok Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan; Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Selangor; Bukit Jugra, Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor; Selangor observatory, Sabak Bernam, Selangor; Pantai Pasir Panjang, Mukim Pengkalan Baru, Manjong, Perak, Falak Sheikh Tahir centre, Pantai Aceh, Penang.

Kampung Pulau Sayak, Kuala Muda; Pemandangan Indah, Pulau Langkawi and Alor Setar Tower in Kedah; Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu; Bukit Geliga, Kemaman; Pulau Perhentian, Besut and KUSZA observatory, Mukim Merang, Setiu, Terengganu; Bukit Peraksi, Pasir Puteh; Bukit Kampung Tembeling, Mukim Manjur, Olak Jeram District, Kuala Krai; SEDC Tower Block, Jalan Tengku Putera Semerak, Kota Baharu, Kelantan.

Tanjong Lubang, Miri; Teluk Bandung, Kuching and Tanjung Batu, Bintulu, Sarawak; Al-Biruni observatory, Tanjung Dumpil, Putatan, Sabah; Bukit Tanjung Batu, Nenasi; Gunung Berincang, Cameron Highlands and Bukit Pelindong, Kuantan, Pahang; 13th Floor, Menara Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Labuan International Campus; Menara Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya International Convention Centre and Kuala Sungai Baru, Simpang Empat, Perlis. – Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Religion, Islam, Ramadan

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