Monday, January 24

Practise moderation, Muslims advised


MIRI: Muslims in the state are urged to adopt a moderate attitude so that they can mingle with other communities around them.

This advice came from Semariang assemblywoman Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, who also said it was equally important for other communities to have the same attitude.

“If we continue to practise it, we will be able to maintain the harmony and prosperity that we are enjoying today,” she said when officiating at the 2014 Charity Night event organised by the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim) Miri at a leading hotel here on Saturday night.

Sharifah, who was representing Sarawak Perkim chairperson Dato Hanifah Taib-Alsree, also told the Muslim community to be caring to those in need.

At the same time, she urged them not to practise extremism but reminded them not to be too liberal.

On the charity event, Sharifah said she hoped Perkim would continue to reach out to the target group and expand its role so that more Muslims could be helped through the organisation.

Meanwhile, Perkim Miri chairlady Sharifah Fatimah Tuanku Pauzi said the charity dinner was held to raise funds for organising activities which had been lined up for this year.

“As a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Perkim does need the public to donate money for it to organise more activities for the betterment of the community.

“The money we raise will be distributed to those who are in need,” she said.

At the event, Perkim Miri also gave awards to three of its members who had contributed a lot to the organisation.

Also present was Miri Deputy Resident Abdul Aziz Yusuf.