Panel on federal Islamic institutions invites feedback from public

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KUALA LUMPUR: The high-level panel on the Federal Institutions of Islam has invited Malaysians, including non-Muslims, to submit written memorandums expressing their opinions, views and proposals for the panel’s consideration in relation to the federal administration of Islamic institutions in the country.

According to a statement from the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, the invitation is in line with the panel’s terms of reference to undertake a complete review of the administration of Islamic institutions at the federal level, as well as to look into the effectiveness of these institutions.

“The high-level panel welcomes all forms of evaluation related to the administration of Islamic institutions, zakat and baitulmal matters, Islamic education and da’wah activities, Islamic banking and finance, food and halal issues, enforcement of shariah laws and other matters of interest.

“The panel also expects the memorandum submissions to encompass proposals and suggestions towards the structural improvement of such institutions,” it said.

The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal is the secretariat for the high-level panel.

The statement said the panel would consider proposals related to Islamic institutions at the federal level in delivering its terms of reference.

It also said parties submitting memorandums are encouraged to give their views on Islamic NGOs.

The statement said in carrying out the mandate entrusted by the Malay Rulers, each memorandum would be handled in the strictest of confidence.

“Members of the public may submit their memorandums by Oct 1 to either The High-Level Panel Secretariat, The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, 482, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, or via email to [email protected],” it said.