Jakim, Cops and Hindu Sangam Meet to Sort Out Religious Issues

November 11, 2007


Source: The Star


The Islamic Development Department (Jakim), police and Hindu Sangam are working on an amicable way to resolve religious issues affecting Hindus, particularly concerning conversion to Islam and demolition of temples.

This was discussed in a meeting between Jakim director-general Datuk Wan Mohamed Sheikh Abdul Aziz and Hindu Sangam president Datuk A. Vaithilingam, arranged by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan in Bukit Aman on Wednesday.

Vaithilingam, who said the meeting had opened up a “new channel”, added that the aim was to come up with standard operating procedures on such matters.

“This is the beginning of positive things to follow. We now have a better understanding of each others’ role as far as religious matters are concerned,” he said, adding that the Hindu Sangam and Jakim had agreed to consult each other on religious matters and the issues involved.