Stick to strict guidelines

Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi

KUCHING: The organising of ibadah korban (slaughter of sacrificial animal) this year must adhere to guidelines set by the Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS).

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said among the guidelines to be followed were that mosques and suraus that intend to organise the ceremony would need to establish a management committee and register with the Divisional Islamic Religious Office.

“Mosques and suraus that will perform this ceremony have to obtain a livestock slaughter permit from the state veterinary office or any district veterinary office,” he said in a statement on Thursday (June 18).

He said that the supplier of the sacrificial animals must obtain a veterinary health certificate from the state veterinary office or any district veterinary office.

“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.

He said that any individuals confirmed to be Covid-19 positive or had just recovered with a quarantine notice or had symptoms are prohibited from attending.

Abdul Rahman added that the slaughtering site must be suitable, clean, safe, and nowhere near public drainage. Most importantly, the venue must approve with the permission from local authorities.