KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Syariah Index to be launched on Feb 10 is a manifestation that Umno empowers not only the supremacy of Islam but also Islamic principles in the country, said prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Najib, who is also the Umno president, said the introduction of the index would repel allegations that Umno was not committed in championing the Islamic cause.
“As a government that is buttressed by Umno, our commitment is not only to empower the supremacy of Islam but also the Islamic principles in line with Clause Three of the party constitution.
“It is a commitment that we have fulfilled all this while but it is not turned into a benchmark.
“When we implement this, Malaysia will be the first country to have a syariah index,” he told reporters after chairing the Umno Supreme Council (MT) meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre, here today. – BERNAMA