Mufti: MRT project shows govt has ful­filled duty

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KA­JANG: The suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of the MRT Sun­gai Bu­loh-Ka­jang line is proof that the gov­ern­ment has ful­filled its duty to Malaysians.

Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Mufti Datuk Dr Zulk­i­fli Mo­hamad alBakri said that from the Is­lamic per­spec­tive, the gov­ern­ment had car­ried out its re­spon­si­bil­ity by im­ple­ment­ing the world-class project.

“From the re­li­gious (Is­lamic) per­spec­tive, such in­fras­truc­ture and fa­cil­i­ties are part of the peo­ple’s in­alien­able rights, which the gov­ern­ment is ob­li­gated to ful­fil,” he said af­ter board­ing the train from Sta­dium Ka­jang sta­tion to the Tun Razak Ex­change stop with an en­tourage of about 30 ulama and umara.

He said this was, among oth­ers, be­cause the fa­cil­i­ties were cost ef­fec­tive and saved time and money.

Zulk­i­fli also said it al­lowed peo­ple to travel in rel­a­tive stress­free con­di­tions and spend the time saved with fam­ily.

“In Is­lam, it is said that there are four as­pects which en­sure a calm, peace­ful and com­fort­able life, and good ve­hi­cles, or in this case, a trans­port mode, is one of them.” By Veena Bab­u­lal

PIC BY KHAIRULL AZRY BIDIN

About 30 ulama and umara rid­ing the MRT in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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