GEORGE TOWN, April 8 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said the role of the Penang State Islamic Religious Council (MAINPP) members and Syariah judges comes with great responsibility as they have been entrusted with the administration of Islam in the state.
His Majesty hopes the appointment can encourage the parties concerned to continue to uphold Islamic law perfectly.
“I am proud to present the instruments of appointment to MAINPP members and Syariah judges. I want to remind you that this appointment has a significant meaning with great responsibility and trust from Allah for us to manage the administration of Islam.
“I am impressed with the administration of Islamic affairs in Penang, which is managed well under the auspices of MAINPP under the Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri,” said His Majesty.
Al-Sultan Abdullah today consented to present the instruments of appointment to 15 MAINPP members and 17 Syariah Court judges in conjunction with the third and last day of his visit to the state.
Also in attendance at the ceremony was Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak.
The ceremony began with the recitation of doa by Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor, followed by a speech from Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman.
Leading the list of MAINPP members was Ahmad Zakiyuddin as chairman, followed by the council’s deputy chairman Datuk Dr Roslan Ahmad and state secretary Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar.
As for the Syariah judges, among those who received their instrument of appointment were Datuk Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab, Datuk Mohd Amran Mat Zain and Datuk Mohd Syukor Sahabudin.