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Dr Asri: Do not block roads near mosques

PETALING JAYA: Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin (pic) has called on Muslims in the state to not block roads near mosques during prayer time and religious festivities.

In a Facebook post, Dr Asri advised Muslims to be courteous and give the right of way to other road users.

"The trick is to park your vehicle in an orderly manner to enable other road users to use the road. Blocked roads can sometimes be a pain," he said.

"Roads are not only used by us, others also have the right to use it in a way that complies with regulations," said Dr Asri.

He said that others may need to use the road in an emergency or need to get to places like airports on time.

"Hopefully, our mosques, especially in Perlis, stay organised and do not interfere with other road users," he said.

Dr Asri disclosed that his post was meant as a general advice, and not in reference to the altercation that took place outside a mosque in Austin Perdana, Johor on Friday.

However, he said any actions disrupting the peace during prayer session should not be condoned.