Malaysia: Bandar Springhill mosque recognised by Health Ministry for being smoke-free

20 January 2018:

PORT DICKSON: It’s a good start to the year for the Bandar Springhill mosque which has been recognised by the Health Ministry as 100 percent smoke-free following a campaign initiated two years ago.

The mosque chairman, Datuk Abdullah Abas, said the mosque received the recognition from Health minister Datuk Seri S Subramaniam in Putrajaya, recently.

“This shows that the mosque’s management is serious in enforcing the smoke-free campaign in the mosque area. Visitors too need to be more alert as compounds can be issued to them if they are caught smoking in the mosque’s area,” he said.

Abdullah added, the campaign is one of the management’s efforts to educate the public to be more responsible in maintaining the cleanliness of the mosque as well as respecting other visitors and users.

“Every Friday, three members from the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) will patrol the parking area.

“Besides the smoke-free campaign, we also emphasise on the cleanliness of the toilets and bathrooms. Last year, we received a five star recognition for the satisfactory hygiene levels. In fact, the public are also satisfied with the cleanliness maintained daily by the mosque,” he said.

He said the Bandar Springhill mosque is also fortunate to receive RM2,400 infaq (donations) every year from a visitor for toilet maintenance.

Source: New Straits Times