SOP for korban is ready

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korban Residents butchering the cattle after it was slaughtered in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration at the Kariah Kampung Kuala Pangsun Mosque in Hulu Langat, Selangor. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 AUGUST 2019.
Residents butchering the cattle after it was slaughtered in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration at the Kariah Kampung Kuala Pangsun Mosque in Hulu Langat, Selangor.PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 AUGUST 2019.

By Norlaile Abd Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR – The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) had prepared the standard operating procedures (SOP) for korban practices in all mosques and surau under the Federal Territories which can be used as a reference for other states in the country.

According to Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the organisers need to report their korban activities for the Aidiladha celebration by the end of July to their nearest Health District Office.

The capacity of the people on duty is limited to not more than 30 people for each cattle.

With that, the organisers must ensure that the number of cattle matches the capacity of the people on duty.

The process of slaughter, cutting and distribution of the meat must be done at a suitable venue which is spacious.

According to Ismail Sabri, besides the mosques, surau and areas which obtained approval from the state religious authorities and the local authorities, 28 Veterinary Services Slaughter Centres and 31 Private Ruminant Slaughter Centres have also been licenced to carry out the slaughter.

To contain the spread of Covid-19, SOP such as the screening of body temperature, hand sanitisation, taking record of attendance at the entrance will be required.

The people on duty must be health, do not show symptoms and do not have chronic diseases and must not be children below the age of 12.

They also need to register themselves through the MySejahtera application and ensure social distancing of at least 1 metre, wear face mask and gloves. –MalaysiaGazette

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