GEORGE TOWN: About 200 Muslims in Penang held a special prayer for victims of last week’s attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which resulted in the deaths of 50 people.
The ceremony, organised by the Penang Indian Muslim Community, was held at the Kapitan Keling mosque here and attended by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
“Our aim to organise this event tonight is in remembrance of the shooting victims in the incident in Christchurch and at the same time pray for the safety and well-being of Muslims worldwide,” said mosque chairman Meera Mydin Mustar.
“We also pray that another Malaysian, Mohd Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, 17, the son of a Malaysian who was also injured in the incident, can be found safe and sound,” he said.
Chow meanwhile praised the mosque for holding the prayer.
He said the state government hoped the three Malaysians injured in the incident would recover quickly.