Johor setting up committee to look into issues on non-Muslim houses of worship


JOHOR BARU: A new state committee will be formed to look into matters concerning houses of worship for the non-Muslim community in Johor, says Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

The Johor Mentri Besar said the setting up of the non-Muslim houses of worship committee was decided following a meeting with National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique on Monday (July 4).

"The committee will be chaired by health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon, who will also coordinate matters related to Chinese new villages and the National Unity Ministry.

"Johor is the state with the second highest number of Chinese new villages, which total 124," he said on Facebook.

Onn Hafiz added that during the meeting, Halimah also presented a mock cheque for RM10mil allocated to Johor for the development of new villages and a grant of RM1mil for non-Muslim houses of worship.

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