Masjid Darul Ittihaad to be upgraded

Abang Johari

KUCHING: Masjid Darul Ittihaad, near Kampung Kenyalang Park will be upgraded in the near future, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

“We will upgrade the mosque as it is congested. We have identified an area where we can expandthe mosque compound.

“The mosque will be upgraded at the particular site and once we are done with it, it can also accommodate visitors stopping to pray from the shopping mall nearby,” he said.

He said this when officiating at the presentation of annual contribution to mosques in Sarawak at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today (April 8).

At the same time, the chief minister reminded Sarawakians to preserve their unity adding that by doing such, efforts can be made to develop religious houses in Sarawak.

“I think this year we have provided a substantial allocation to develop the mosques,” he said adding that there has been various mosque upgrading projects being implemented as well as building new mosques in rural areas.

Meanwhile, on the ongoing state Covid-19 immunisation programme, Abang Johari hoped that the community will be able to accept the vaccines.

“April 19 will be the start of Phase Two of the vaccine rollout and it will involve a large portion of the people and not just the frontliners.

“With the vaccines being made free, what we ask is that the people do not be afraid of the vaccines,” he said.

The chief minister hoped that with the rollout, Sarawakian can be inoculated to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.