Institution should focus on urban poverty and leave religious matters to Malay Rulers


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  • Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015

PETALING JAYA: G25 member and former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail (pic) wants the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to be redeployed to handle urban poverty for Muslims and the Malay Rulers to handle religious issues.

Tawfik, whose father Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman was Malaysia’s second deputy prime minister, has maintained his strong stance against Jakim despite reports of a sedition probe against him.

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