KUALA TERENGGANU, 25 Aug 2009: The Terengganu state government has no intention of emulating Selangor in empowering its mosque officials to arrest Muslims drinking alcohol in public places in the state, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said today.
He said the existing laws and enforcement personnel were sufficient to handle such matters, and that it was unnecessary to empower mosque officials.
“It is a difficult thing to empower officials … there is the fear of abuse of power. People empowered to arrest must be commissioned and they should also attend courses,” he told reporters after the state assembly meeting here. — Bernama