IPOH: The state government has set aside RM10mil for renovating, maintaining and building new non-Muslim places of worship in the state.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the allocation, which was channelled through the Perak Budget 2020, also covered activities of the non-Muslim communities in the state.
“The state government is committed to ensuring that the political stability, economic development, social prosperity and inter-religious harmony enjoyed by Malaysians in Perak is preserved, ” he said in his speech at the state-level Xmas Day Celebration at the Stadium Indera Mulia here on Saturday night.
His special adviser Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin read the text of his speech.
Faizal said as a multiracial state, nothing was more valuable than seeing Perak’s social harmony maintained.
State Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Muslim Affairs and New Villages Committee chairman Paul Yong Choo Kiong, State Assembly Speaker Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and about 5,000 people of various races were present to celebrate the occasion. — Bernama