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KUCHING, June 29: Aidiladha represents not only the sacrifice of cows, but also the distribution of sacrificial meat to the less fortunate, as well as the people’s sacrifice in terms of money, energy, and time, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
Fadillah, who is also Petra Jaya MP, stated that the Petra Jaya Parliamentary Service Centre has distributed 63 cows to suraus, mosques and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the Petra Jaya constituency for Hari Raya Aidiladha this year.
According to him, there are 12 ‘lembu korban’ (sacrificial cows) for the ‘Majlis Ibadah Korban Qariah Taman Sukma’ held today at the old premises of Masjid Ikhwanul Islam here, including two cows donated by the Petra Jaya Parliamentary Service Centre.
“Today I am in Taman Sukma for the ‘majlis korban’ (sacrifice ceremony) organised by the Masjid Ikhwanul Islam committee, who have held this ceremony for the past 20 years.
“They sacrificed approximately 12 cows this year, and I thank all of the committees who will be distributing to the ‘asnaf’ (less fortunate) as well as those who participated in the sacrifice ceremony.
“For the Petra Jaya constituency, the total number of cows distributed to each state constituency as well as the Petra Jaya constituency is 63,” Fadillah said today when met by reporters following the ‘Majlis Ibadah Korban Qariah Taman Sukma’.
He went on to say that the distribution process will be handled by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), in collaboration with local ‘surau’ and mosques in three state constituencies, namely Satok, Tupong, and Samariang.
Aidiladha is one of two major festivals celebrated by Muslims every year. — DayakDaily