KOTA KINABALU: Active participation of agencies and religious NGOs in welfare and dakwah activities in the state is a positive indicator that need to be improved.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, said he is proud with the encouraging development and confident that it the efforts in both activities are beginning to give results.
“It is our hope that charitable acts become a culture that continue to be practiced in the state to help in the effort to develop the Muslim communities in various aspects.
“I believe that it will improve the relations between Islamic NGOs and agencies in Sabah in the vision to help those who are in need,” he said during the breaking of fast ceremony of Sabah Islamic Agency held by Sabah Islamic Council (MUIS) at Saadah Hall, Wisma MUIS.
Musa also presented special awards for orphans and the needy during the event.
Also present were the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister Office, Datuk Ariffin Mohd Arif, and Sabah Islamic Affairs Department (JHEAINS) Director, Datuk Abd. Halim Nayan.
Musa also said their contribution will cultivate the desire to help others among the Muslim communities, and proves that such practice is not limited by ideologies, ethnics, religions, or skin colours.
“The less fortunate will not feel abandoned or sidelined, such as the orphans that are being celebrated during this event,” he added.
“Collaboration and unity between Islamic agencies involved in the organizing of this event is most welcomed. Strong ties will create better understanding and prevent any doubt,” he said.
In another development, he also stressed that it is important for more focus to be given to the development of quality human resource to gear up the nation’s development progress. – SayangSabah