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Agong presents appointment letters to MAIWP chairman and members

— Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today presented letters of appointment to 23 members of the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) at Istana Negara here in conjunction with the Nuzul al-Quran celebration.

They were led by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar as MAIWP chairman.

The others are Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) director-general Datuk Abdul Aziz Jusoh as MAIWP deputy chairman; Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) director-general Datuk Seri Mohd Sallehhuddin Hassan representing Chief Secretary to the Government; Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun; and Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin who received the letter on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police.

His Majesty also presented the letters of appointment to Syariah Judiciary Department director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar; Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Dr Luqman Abdullah and Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.

The appointment is effective from Feb 10 this year until Feb 9, 2024, under the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 [Act 505].

Besides that, Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) director Datuk Mohd Ajib Ismail was appointed MAIWP secretary in line with Act 505.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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