Perak allows Aidiladha sacrificial rituals with strict SOPs – Exco


BAGAN SERAI – The Perak government has no objection for the Aidiladha sacrificial rituals to be performed in the state, subject to strict compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set.

Perak Plantation, Agriculture and Food Industry Committee chairman Razman Zakaria said the SOPs would be issued by the Perak Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPk).

“So far, we are positive over the implementation of the sacrificial rituals, there is no problem to hold it,” he told reporters after handing over aid in the form of groceries via drive-through to residents of Kampung Selamat, Gunung Semanggol, here, today.

It was reported that Kedah and Penang would allow the animal sacrificial rites to be held in conjunction with Aidiladha, subject to strict adherence to the SOPs, while Kelantan did not encourage the rituals to be performed, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Razman, who is also Gunung Semanggol assemblyman, said the supply of livestock in the state is sufficient to meet the demand of sacrificial slaughters for Aidiladha despite the spread of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in several Thailand provinces.

“Although the government has decided to suspend the import of cattle and buffaloes from Thailand to curb the possible transmission of LSD, it does not affect the livestock supply in the state at all,” he said.

Meanwhile, Razman said today’s event that saw 100 chickens being distributed to household head in Kampung Selamat, was a continuation of the previous programme, which aimed at easing the burden of those affected by the implementation of the Movement Control Order 3.0.