Reject extremism, assemblyman tells S’wak Muslims
BINTULU: Muslims in the state were Thursday night reminded to reject extremist culture which could destroy the people’s harmony and unity.
Jepak assemblyman Datuk Talib Zulpilip in giving the reminder said Muslims should not allow extremism to cause disunity among them.
He said although Muslims in the state were generally small in number, it should not make them less firm or united.
Talib was speaking during the distribution of donations amounting to RM36,000 from the Sarawak Islamic Council to 36 suraus and mosques in Bintulu Division.
He also urged the relevant authorities here to conduct regular inspections to identify traders or groceries selling alcoholic drinks in Muslim villages or residential areas where the majority of the population was Muslims.
He stressed that this was vital to ensure the items would not be easily found and consumed by the Muslims.
“Joint operations have already been conducted in areas like the Kuching Waterfront,” Talib said.
Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak Bintulu branch manager Salim Bujang and Bintulu Sarawak Islamic Religious Department (Jais) officer Khalipah Juli were among those present at the function held at Masjid Assyakirin here.