Abang Johari opens mosque at Kuching Family Park

Abang Johari (centre) arriving at the Ar -Rahman Mosque at the Kuching Family Park.

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg officially opened the Ar-Rahman Mosque at the Kuching Family Park yesterday (Friday).

According to the statement, the RM 2,089,853.92 mosque was funded by the federal government and wakaf and infak funds (Custodev Sdn Bhd and the public).

Efforts to develop a surau at the Kuching Family Park started in 2008 with the establishment of the Ar-Rahman Surau Construction Committee. In 2013, a temporary surau was successfully established through “gotong-royong” in the green open space of the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU).

The opening of the mosque yesterday featured a digital signature and a montage of the development of the mosque which was witnessed by the congregation present after the chief minister performed Friday Fardu Prayers with them.

Also present were the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) and the Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi