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Community must work together: TYT

Published on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tawau: Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin urged Muslims in the State to respond to their religion's calling to re-empower Islamic teaching beginning from the home.

He made the call out of growing concern for the problem of social ills such as free sex, abandoning of newborns, child abuse, drug abuse and corruption affecting society of late.

In this respect, he said the Muslim community must work together to address the problems by getting to the root and more focused on the efforts of moulding a good person through the right Islamic way.

"There is no shortcut for this but we can start by inculcating religious values," said Juhar at the State-level Maulidur Rasul assembly in Tawau Municipal Council, Tuesday. The event was attended by about 35,000 people. Also on hand was Juhar's wife, Toh Puan Norlidah Datuk RM Jasni, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and his wife, Datin Seri Faridah Tussin as well as State Cabinet ministers and assistant ministers.

Juhar also presented the Maulidur Rasul Special Award to State Commissioner of Police, Datuk Hamza Taib as well as the Tokoh Maulidur Rasul Award to Datuk Hanafiah Kreah (Male Category) and Dr Dg Aminah Ali (Female category).

The Fire and Rescue Department was named the best contingent.