Amendments to regulate Islamic religious schools tabled in Dewan Rakyat

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  • Monday, 10 Dec 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Amendments to regulate and monitor Islamic religious schools in the Federal Territories were tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Dec 10).

The proposed amendments to the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 seek to expand the power of the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council giving it jurisdiction to regulate Islamic religious schools.

It also seeks to safeguard the interest of the public and the students.

The Council will also be given powers to take over the administration or to cease the operation of an Islamic religious school, once the amendments are passed.

"The Council is also empowered to enter and inspect an Islamic religious school and to take such action as the Council considers necessary to ensure that the affairs of the Islamic religious schools are in compliance with the provisions of the Act," read the Bill.

The Bill was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

The Bill also seeks to empower the Yang Di Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the Council, to make rules pertaining to the registration and supervision of Islamic religious schools and activities related to Islamic religious teaching and learning.

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