Mufti of Melaka Datuk Abdul Halim Tawil has asked all event organisers in the state to set their own guidelines to curb indecent behaviour from participants during the event.
He said this was important to preserve the values and morals of the participants, especially Muslims, so that they could set an example to the community.
“On behalf of religious agencies, especially in Melaka, we feel upset with the viral incident because the situation does not reflect the ethics and morals and the understanding of the concept of arts and culture of the Muslim community.
“So I hope the organisers can be more careful and ensure that every event and programme promoting Melaka as a state of tourism and culture have a clear guideline,” he said in response to an indecent performance during a recent festival in Melaka.
He was met after the launching ceremony of the 2023 National Al-Quran and Fardu Ain Class (KAFA) Convention, which was officiated by Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Ali Rustam at the Melaka International Trade Centre here today.
Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar and state Education, Higher Education and Religious Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman.
Meanwhile, state Tourism, Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman said that he supports all programmes implemented by any quarters to boost tourism activities in the state.
He said, however, it is not a ‘licence’ to violate the stipulated guidelines and ethics, adding that the people’s sensitivity should be a priority.
“My advice to the organisers is to be more careful in choosing vendors, and continuous monitoring should be done if they want to do another programme like this in Melaka,” he said in a statement.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency