Sunday, October 2

Mais ready to enlighten assemblymen on its function

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SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) is ready to enlighten state assemblymen on appointments of senior officers, and its administration and jurisdiction.

Its chairman, Datuk Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa said all matters pertaining to Mais’ affairs, which included the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS), were decreed and consented by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Commenting on a news portal report entitled “Mais now has free hand over zakat (tithes)”, Mohamad Adzib said the posting had cast confusion over the management of tithes in Selangor.

“The report carries comments from assemblymen on amendments to several provisions under the Religious Administration Enactment (Selangor) 2003, which were approved in July and gazetted on Aug 25, that included the appointment of Mais secretary and distribution of tithes,” he said.

Mohamad Adzib said Section 16 of the enactment allowed the ruler ‘on advice of Mais’ to appoint the council’s secretary, no longer automatically assumed by Jais director.

On tithe management, he said under amendment to Section 86 of Act, Mais was not only authorised to collect tithes but also distribute the monies in the state. — Bernama