Putrajaya has decided to allow all non-Muslim houses of worship to reopen, but subject to state government rules and regulations, said Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Speaking to reporters this afternoon in Putrajaya, Ismail Sabri said the decision was made after the National Unity Ministry met with all non-Muslim religious leaders.
“If before this only 171 houses of worships were allowed open, today we have decided to allow all 5,230 houses of worships to be opened.
“However, it is still subject to approval from the state governments,” he said during his daily press conference.
Prior to Ismail Sabri’s announcement, non-Muslim houses of worship were ordered to close as a virus containment measure, but it has been announced that 174 of them would be allowed to open from June 10.
Among the standard operating procedures approved by the government were each house of worship must have no more than 30 attendees subject to the size of the premises and the use of thermometer before entering the premises. – TMI