Graveyards are out of bounds, says Negri MB

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020

SEREMBAN: Muslims in the state should not visit graves of their loved ones on Hari Raya Aidilfitri as the Covid-19 pandemic is still a threat, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

In appealing to Muslims to adhere to the directive as the conditional control movement order (MCO) was still in force, Aminuddin said state authorities were also shorthanded when it comes to enforcing the order.

“It is normal for family members to visit graves of loved ones on Hari Raya, but we are not allowing it this year due to Covid-19.

“People must understand that the grave site is a small area, and there is a risk of people getting infected, ” he told reporters when met after receiving Hari Raya aid for 400 families from Kumpulan Gemencheh Granite at his official residence here yesterday.

Aminuddin said even if there were enough enforcement officers, it would be difficult for them to control the crowd who turn up at the graveyards to pay their respects.

“We have many cemeteries all over the state, and it is not going to be practical to have enforcement officers all over.

“So, it is my appeal to Muslims to refrain from visiting the cemeteries to stay safe, ” he said.

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