PUTRAJAYA – The overall score of Malaysia’s first ever Syariah Index for 2015 is 75.42 per cent.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the score was based on the government’s performance and commitment towards Islamic agenda in eight major areas which were evaluated and assessed through a comprehensive and scientific research.
The eight areas are education, legal, politics, health, economy, culture, social and infrastructure and environment.
“The index, the first of its kind in the world, is based on the findings of a six-month research conducted nationwide, involving 133 researchers in various disciplines,” he said this when tabling the Malaysian Syariah Index Report at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here today.
The index evaluated and assessed the government’s seriousness in achieving the five aspects of the ‘Maqasid Syariah’ or syariah requirements, namely the protection of the religion, protection of life, protection of the mind, protection of the race and protection of property, in those eight areas. – BERNAMA