Chief Minister attends special prayer

Abang Johari (second right) and Dr Abdul Rahman (right) at the prayer event.

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg attended a special state-level prayer held at Masjid Jamek Negeri Sarawak on Thursday night.

The event was attended by about 150 congregants to pray for the state’s wellbeing in dealing with Covid-19.

The prayer was broadcast via Zoom application and held simultaneously in all mosques and surau throughout the state.

The programme began with the Maghrib prayers, followed by the recitation of Yassin led by the state imam Datuk Mustapha Kamal Ahmad Fauzi.

Shortly later, state mufti Datuk Kipli Yassin delivered a short sermon. Those present then performed the Isyak prayers followed by a solat hajat (prayer of need).

Among those present were Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip and Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.