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MRT: A world class project for the people

KAJANG: The successful implementation of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line is proof that the government has fulfilled its duty to Malaysians.
The Federal Territories mufti Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri said that from the Islamic perspective the government has carried out its responsibility by implementing the world class project.
"From the religious (Islamic) perspective such infrastructure and facilities are the people's inalienable right which the government is obligated to fulfill," he said after boarding the train from the Stadium Kajang station to the Tun Razak Exchange stop with an entourage of about 30 ulama and umara.
He said this was among others because the facilities were cost effective and saved time and money.
Zulkifli also said it allowed people to travel in relative stress free conditions and plough back the time saved with family.
"In Islam it is said that there are four aspects which ensure a calm, peaceful and comfortable life and good vehicles or in this case a transport mode is one of them," he added.
Zulkifli also condemned acts of vandalism on the MRT facilities and urged people to appreciate the transport system.
"In Islam we are taught to be appreciative and not destructive," he added.
Melaka Mufti Datuk Seri Abdul Halim Tawil told Malaysians to rise to the standards of world class citizens by not vandalising public property.
"Islam frowns upon people being a nuisance to others. I hope the public uses world class facility as an opportunity to become a world class citizens," he added.
Of late acts of vandalism on MRT trains have been highlighted on social media. Prasarana has also embarked on social media campaigns to remind passengers to practice good etiquette and to be civic conscious.
The exposure was organised by the Prime Minister's political secretary Datuk Jailani Ngah. He was also present during the trip.
The entourage had attended a gathering of Ulama and urama with Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Putrajaya earlier.

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