PADANG BESAR: Religious speakers or teachers are required to get permission from the Perlis Islamic Religion and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) before giving talks on Islam in the state, said the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail.
He said those caught violating the regulation could be charged and fined up to RM5,000 or jailed for up to three years or both, if found guilty.
Speaking at the presentation of permission to perform Friday prayers to the Al-Gufran Mosque in Kaki Bukit here on Friday, he expressed hope that all mosques in the state would comply with the regulation.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also MAIPs president, spoke about the role of mosques as well, saying that they should be administered systematically so that their role could be optimised and would remain relevant.
"As the most important institution for Muslims, the mosque is like a one-stop centre that unites and mobilises Muslims in all aspects of life, including spiritual development and morality.
"Therefore, Muslims at all levels, should combine strength of the ummah (community) through the institution of the mosque, especially towards realising the aspiration of the Development of Outstanding Ummah by 2020," he said. – Bernama