Panel on Federal Institutions of Islam invites memos


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 high-level 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 Syariah laws and other matters of interest.

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

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

The statement said the high-level panel will consider proposals related to Islamic institutions at the Federal level in delivering its terms of reference.

It also said that parties submitting their memorandum are also encouraged to give their views on Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The statement said that in carrying out the mandate entrusted by the Malay Rulers, each memorandum will 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 – Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd