KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama) – The Terengganu Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM) has been asked to streamline legislation to restrict male Muslims from being at public places during the period of the Friday prayers.
Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said yesterday those violating the rule would be sent for counselling and repeat offenders would face legal action.
“We will educate our young and implement enforcement in the best way, without any negative impact on society,” he told reporters after attending a briefing at Wisma Persekutuan.
He also said that the MAIDAM move to act against Muslims who engaged in disorderly behaviour and those who were attired indecently in public places was provided for in the MAIDAM rules.
MAIDAM adopted the approach of educating the people, especially Muslim youths, to be well-mannered in public, he said.