King opens Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

The RM200  million Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque has a main prayer  room and three double-storey quarters. — NST pictures by Aizuddin Saad

The RM200 million Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque has a main prayer room and three double-storey quarters. — NST pictures by Aizuddin Saad

Tuanku Mizan  Zainal Abidin signing a plaque to open the mosque. He is  flanked by Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) and Datuk Seri Jamil Khir  Baharom.

Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin signing a plaque to open the mosque. He is flanked by Datuk Seri Najib Razak (left) and Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

The mosque  can accommodate 20,000 worshippers.

The mosque can accommodate 20,000 worshippers.

PUTRAJAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin opened the mosque named after him in Precinct 3 here today.

Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

The RM200 million Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, or Iron Mosque, can accommodate 20,000 worshippers. Construction started in 2004.

Built with 6,000 tonnes of steel, and concrete, it houses a main prayer room, three double-storey quarters, 10 shops, hall and has wif-fi facilities.

Jamil said he hoped the mosque would promote unity among Muslims and be free from politicking.

He said there were 6,119 mosques and 15,139 surau in the country as of last year, of which 342 mosques were fully run by the federal and state governments.

He said the government had allocated RM76.9 million this year for the salaries of 14,254 imam. — Bernama

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