Do not link Perlis with terrorism, says Raja Muda Perlis

Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail held a meeting with Perlis Mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, Perlis Islamic Religious Department director Hazman Hassan and Perlis police chief Noor Mushar Mohamad. (Bernama pic)

KANGAR: Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail does not want anyone to link the state with terrorism.

He also expressed full confidence in the police in maintaining security and public order in the state, said Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) chief executive officer Mohd Nazim Mohd Noor in a statement here today.

He said Tuanku Syed Faizuddin issued the statement after a meeting with the Perlis Mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, which was also attended by Perlis Islamic Religious Department director Hazman Hassan and Perlis police chief Noor Mushar Mohamad.

Also present were the management of a religious institution in Bukit Jernih near here, which was linked to terrorism, following the arrest of six of its students by the Bukit Aman Anti-Terrorist Unit recently.

At the event, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin handed over a copy of a fatwa (edict) on “Takrif Jihad Fi Sabilillah” to Noor Mushar to avoid terrorism in the name of religion.

Nazim said 119 foreign nationals from 19 countries are studying at the institution and the arrest of the six students by the police was an isolated case.

He said seven resolutions were reached at the meeting and they included having the learning institution cease operations with immediate effect until a date to be announced by the Perlis police chief.

During the closure, the police will conduct security screening on all individuals at the institution.