KANGAR – The Perlis Islamic Religious Department (JAIPs) has barred Muslim traders in the state from selling cooked food before 2pm, during the fasting month of Ramadan.
In a statement today, the department’s enforcement division spokesman said action would be taken against traders who did not adhere to the ruling under Section 25(1)(a) of the Islamic Syariah Enactment 1991 (Amendment 2012).
It said the enactment provided a maximum fine of RM3,000 or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both for the first offence.
For second and subsequent offences, the offender is liable to a fine not more than RM5,000 or a jail sentence of up to three years, or both. – BERNAMA