One state in “moderate” Malaysia takes a decisive step toward political Islam. From New Straits Times, with thanks to RG99:
From politicians to imams. That is the role all the 30 Umno State Assemblymen and the 24 division heads in Perak have been directed to play.
They will now assume the role of imams when praying at mosques or suraus in their respective constituencies.
The directive was issued by the State Umno Liaison committee chairman, Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali, who is also the Mentri Besar.
Tajol Rosli, however, said that they would first undergo a course, beginning next month, to deepen their knowledge of Islam.