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RES­I­DENTS liv­ing near Masjid At-Taqwa in Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail, Kuala Lumpur, have ex­pressed con­cern about archery ac­tiv­i­ties con­ducted at the mosque com­pound.

Their wor­ries arose af­ter res­i­dents found ar­rows in their house com­pound af­ter archery ac­tiv­i­ties were held.

A res­i­dent, who wanted to be known only as Yap, said an in­struc­tor held archery prac­tice there ev­ery Sun­day.

“The prob­lem is that there are ses­sions con­ducted by un­trained peo­ple on other days.

“Last Fri­day, I found an ar­row with a sharp me­tal point at my com­pound.

“I be­lieve that the mosque com­pound is not an ap­pro­pri­ate ground for archery ac­tiv­i­ties.”

He said one of his neigh­bours had also found an ar­row in her gar­den.

An­other res­i­dent, who wanted to be known only as Alia, said she knew about the archery ac­tiv­i­ties at the mosque.

“The archery train­ing has been con­ducted for the past three years, but an ar­row has never landed in my gar­den.

“Since my neigh­bours found ar­rows at their com­pound, I think that the mosque com­mit­tee should in­stall safety nets to pre­vent ar­rows from fly­ing into homes.”


A mosque of­fi­cial said its com­mit­tee mem­bers had a meet­ing with po­lice over the is­sue on Mon­day.

“We are aware of our neigh­bours’ com­plaints, but Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail po­lice have told us not to stop with archery ac­tiv­i­ties, but to in­stead in­crease the safety mea­sures at our com­pound.”

He said the com­mit­tee would in­stall a safety net at the archery prac­tice ground.


Res­i­dents are con­cerned about the archery ac­tiv­i­ties held ev­ery Sun­day at Masjid At-Taqwa in Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail, Kuala Lumpur.

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