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Mosque, surau committees urged to help in tackling societal problems

Datuk Samsudin Yahya
Datuk Samsudin Yahya

SEKONG: Mosque and surau committees are urged to play a more active role in helping the government in tackling the societal problem issues among the youths.

Sekong Assemblyman (ADUN), Datuk Samsudin Yahya, said the institution is capable to handle the issue through community-based activities and educational programmes in its effort to prevent the young generation from getting involved with unhealthy activities.

“In this holy month, we hope for mosque and surau committees to launch religious activities at their institutions in the district,” he said during the donation presentation for 13 mosques and 23 surau for their Ramadan progrmmes at Indah Jaya Mosque, Sandakan.

The Batu Sapi UMNO Chief said mosque institution is respected by the public and thus it should take part in becoming a centre for developing the community especially in education and moral values.

He also said that mosques and surau should not limit themselves as a place for prayers.

In this regard, he calls for the mosque and surau administration to diversify their activities according to today’s needs by utilizing the computer and information technology facilities provided to them. – SayangSabah

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