Exco expects Islamic affairs, rural development provisions to increase

BANTING, 27 Sept: The provisions for the development of Islamic affairs, rural and traditional village development is expected to increase in the Budget 2016 that will be presented in October 30.

The Exco for Islamic Affairs, Malay Customs & Heritage and Rural & Traditional Village Development, Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi, said that this increase is in line with the current needs people in the state.


“We have the ability because of the increased income earned.

“Because of this, I expect the provisions for the portfolio of Islamic Affairs & Rural and Traditional Village Development will also increase based on current needs,” he said during the Sijangkang Fun Run 1st Edition in Kampung Sawah today.

He said that among the issued that received the attention of the Chief Minister, Mohamed Azmin Ali, is the move to modernise Tahfiz Institutions and build new suraus with a new standard design throughout Selangor.


He said that the state government is also taking into account safety features to prevent the occurrence of roofs flying off and fires from repeating, in addition to taking into consideration building capacity.

Meanwhile, the Sijangkang Fun Run 1st Edition at Kampung Sawah, which took place today, Dr Ahmad Yunus said that the event will continue based on the requests of participants who do not want the run to be postponed.

“Actually the run event is scheduled in conjunction with Malaysia Day on September 16.We postponed it because of the haze but when I took a look this morning, the weather was clear.

“When we postponed it to today, the haze was back but we had to continue it because participants did not want it to be postponed but asked us to continue it.

“However, we did not expect the response to be over 200 participants despite the haze. If there was no haze, there would probably be more,” he said.


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