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    Mosques to devote more attention to special needs facilities

    |     Rokiah Mahmud     |

    THERE are wheelchair access points in 26 mosques in the Brunei-Muara District, four in the Tutong District, two in the Belait District and one in the Temburong District, Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman said.

    He was responding to a question by member of the Legislative Council (LegCo) Yang Berhormat Haji Umarali bin Esung, on the resources that are being provided at mosques for the convenience of people with special needs.

    “Accessible toilets have also been outfitted at 10 mosques in the Brunei-Muara District and at one mosque in the Tutong District, with none yet so far in the Belait and Temburong districts,” said the minister.

    “As for accessible parking spaces, only two have been allocated for two mosques in the Brunei-Muara District, while the other districts have yet to acquire such facilities.

    “Meanwhile, large screens have been installed for the hearing-impaired, enabling them to read the contents of the Friday sermon.

    “The Ministry of Religious Affairs has acknowledged this issue, and that providing more special needs facilities should be given further consideration,” the minister added.

    Minister of Religious Affairs Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman. – PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI
    Member of the Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Haji Umarali bin Esung
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