KOTA BAHARU – Kelantan UMNO liaison chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the DAP’s plan to build a mosque in Gua Musang is an insult to Muslims in this country.
“It is an attempt to deny the federal government’s efforts of building over 24,000 mosques and surau nationwide,” he told reporters after closing the Malaysian Islamic Development Colloquium here, yesterday.
DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke reportedly said they agreed to build a mosque at Pasir Tumboh, Gua Musang, after a request from the imam and residents.
Mustapa said a thorough investigation should be done before the construction of the mosque to ensure the validity of funds used.
“This matter should be investigated as a mosque is a sacred place for Muslims. Ensure that the source of funds is halal,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kelantan UMNO Religious Affairs Bureau chairman Datuk Ashraf Wajdi Dusuki said the halal status of funds did not make it right.
“The DAP’s plan to build a mosque in Gua Musang is an insult to Muslims inthis country.”
He said the federal government had given priority to the construction and repair of mosques, especially after the floods hit Kelantan late last year.
“As of early June, a total of 98 mosques and 170 madrasah have been restored with an allocation of RM4.3 million.” – Bernama