Strive for knowledge in order to advance, CM tells Sarawak Muslims

Posted on : 13 Mar 2020  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Abang Johari performs the gimmick to launch the state-level fatwa seminar. Dr Abdul Rahman is at right. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: The Muslim community in Sarawak must strive to be more knowledgeable in the quest for advancement, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He said they must play a role towards helping Sarawak achieve the status of a developed state in Malaysia by 2030.

“We aim to be a developed state by the year 2030, so the Muslim community must acquire the know-how in achieving our target.

“We must have the right approach to manage ourselves and to move forward as a community,” he said when launching the state-level fatwa seminar at Sarawak Islamic Complex, here yesterday.

About 1,300 participants from across the state attended the seminar organised by the Sarawak Fatwa Department.

Abang Johari believed that the seminar would benefit participants particularly in relation to religion and also social harmony.

According to him, the Muslim community in Sarawak has the Fatwa Department to rely on when it comes to guidance in life and on the latest developments.

He said the department has experts in fields such as science and finance to offer advice to the local Muslim community.

“We can always refer to the experts of the state Fatwa Department to seek solutions and betterment in life.

“For example, we have Islamic banking that helps us to better manage our finances.

“We have experts in the field of science too. Let’s say if the cure for Covid-19 is available tomorrow, our Fatwa Department will look into it,” he added.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi was among those present at the seminar.