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FT Ministry Reveals First Look Of RM150 Mil Quranic Village But Nobody’s Impressed

FT Ministry Reveals First Look Of RM150 Mil Quranic Village But Nobody’s Impressed

Many thought the money should be put to better use.

Hakim Hassan

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The government has given the green light for the Quranic Village project in Putrajaya to commence, according to Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

In a tweet, Annuar said will start some time next year and it’s reported previously that the project will cost about RM150 million with the aim of making Putrajaya as a centre for learning Quran.

Alhamdulillah, the design of QURANIC VILLAGE is almost complete. Basically, the government has agreed. The initial allocation has been approved and the 20-acre site has also been approved. We will start construction in 2021, God willing. The only project in the Islamic world .. let Malaysia pioneer it.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa via Twitter

According to the information in the tweet, the Quranic Village will have a mosque that can fit 5,000, a 23-year Nuzul Al-Quran exhibition dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad and many other buildings.

But Malaysians online were far from impressed

The tweet has received reactions from netizens as at the time of writing, within many criticising the move as netizens think that it would be better if the money were to be reallocated elsewhere.

Even Muar MP, Syed Saddiq gave his two cents on the matter, criticising the Minister by saying that it’s better to increase the allocation of existing hospitals, pay attention to the employment issues of the people and rehabilitate rural schools during the current pandemic.

News about the Quranic village surfaced in March when the Minister said that the government is looking to add a third mosque and a new tourist attraction in Putrajaya.

It’s also reported that the Minister wants more Malaysians to live in Putrajaya, not just civil servants.


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