Dr Abdul Rahman delivering his speech when officiating at the launch of the Sarawak Islamic Affairs Department's Khidmat Islam Sarawak at Sarawak Islamic Complex in Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The standard operating procedure (SOP) for Aidiladha activities will still follow the latest circular issued by the Sarawak Islamic Affairs Department (Jais).

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi noted that there were a growing number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past week.

“However, we have yet to receive an official directive from the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) of any changes, especially involving public gathering.

“Thus, the community can continue to use the existing circular and follow the guidelines until further notice,” he told reporters after the launching of the Khidmat Islam Sarawak (Kiswa) system at Sarawak Islamic Complex here yesterday.

On the guidelines, he elaborated that mosques and suraus intending to organise the qurban ceremony would need to establish a management committee and register with the Divisional Islamic Religious Office.

They must also obtain a livestock slaughter permit from the state veterinary office or any district veterinary office.

He also advised them to abide by the SOP such as social distancing, wearing of face masks and others.

“For the slaughter process, only 10 individuals are allowed, skinning (20), cutting, weighing, and packing (10), while participants and recipients have a maximum limit of 20 people,” he said.