While I applaud the authorities for tackling disciplinary issues among some of the current Imams, I believe more focus should be made to provide young and proactive individuals with the opportunity to take on the challenge as permanent Imams of the mosque.
I would like to highlight that some of my colleagues, with most holding relevant degrees, have been temporarily employed at various mosques for nearly five years, with no end in sight. Their tasks are no different from the permanent Imams, having to recite Tahlil, Dikir and Doa Selamat as well as providing Al-Quran lessons at mosques and in private homes.
A lot of them have been trying to move to a more permanent position but so far, no vacancies have been made available.
Perhaps the authorities could evaluate the job performances of these temporary Imams and make selection based on merit.