Bandar Seri Begawan - The Minister of Finance II at the Prime Minister's Office clarified a number of concerns during the 9th Legislative Council Meeting in relation to the printing of some religious books following worries that were aired out during the gathering yesterday.
It was explained by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim that the Government Printing Department has been given the responsibility to print a number of religious books for the use of the population including the Al-Quran.
The concern was raised by Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Gapor @ Haji Mohd Daud bin Karim who said a number of religious books sold in stores carry the seal of non-Islamic printing companies whose employees mostly comprise those who are non-Muslims, which leads to the questionability on how such books are handled.
It was suggested for relevant government agencies to look into the publishing of guidelines when it comes to the printing and handling of religious books as a means to ensure their sanctity.
In response, the minister assured that the suggestion will be considered.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin