Focus on social ills

Azlan Othman

A solution to counter social ills requires attention and commitment from all levels of society. As such, the Mosque Affairs Department held the forum ‘Role of Youth towards Realising Vision 2035’ at Kampong Mata-Mata Religious Hall on Monday, to mark the 37th National Day.

Acting Director of Mosque Affairs at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Amir Hisham bin Haji Masri was the guest of honour, joined by event chairman Haji Rif’at bin Haji Anwari.

Managing and Administrative Director of the Al-Minhaaj Knowledge and Tarbiyah Centre Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak, and Head of Co-Curriculum Lecturer at the Centre for Promotion of Knowledge and Language of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali Dr Hajah Ummi Faizah binti Haji Abdul Rahman were the panellists.

The event provided an opportunity for the youth to interact with their leaders and learn about the consequences of social ills as well as an avenue for parents to monitor the activities of children.

It was also aimed at generating awareness on the long-term consequences of social ills and encouraging participants to take up healthy activities.

The programme will be held in other districts in the future.

The panellists at the event. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN