Govt restricts Aidiladha sacrifice to 10 animals, no feast

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the government would prefer that ritual sacrifice of animals for Hari Raya Aidiladha be carried out in slaughterhouses to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 27, 2020.

A MAXIMUM of 10 animals can be sacrificed within the compounds of mosques, surau or areas permitted by the religious authorities for the coming Hari Raya Aidiladha, said Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob this afternoon.

However, he suggested that it would be better if the ritual could take place at slaughterhouses in view of the need to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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