Mufti: MRT project shows govt has fulfilled duty
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
About 30 ulama and umara riding the MRT in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.