Sarawak Maal Hijrah 1444 Festival: Platform to promote digital economy - LAKMNS

14/07/2022 06:57 PM

KUCHING, July 14 (Bernama) -- The Maal Hijrah 1444/2022 Festival which will be held from July 29 to 31 by the Sarawak State Mosque Welfare Trust Board (LAKMNS) will serve as a platform to promote the digital economy.

LAKMNS chief executive officer Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Abang Julai said the board would work with Sarawak’s e-wallet service provider, SPay Global to ensure the successful implementation of the event which was expected to attract more than 1,000 visitors.

“We want to attract people from all walks of life to attend the festival which will be held for the first time at the Jamek mosque, Petrajaya. Various activities have been lined up as we want to make mosques not just a place of worship but also a venue for recreational activities.

“The organising of the festival, with the ‘infotainment’ concept is part of the LAKMNS’ initiatives to enliven the Hijrah new year celebration,” he told a press conference at Baitul Makmur II here today.

Based on the Hijrah calendar, Muslims will celebrate the new Hijrah year on July 30.

Abang Abdul Wahap said among the activities lined up were ‘Malam Cinta Rasul’, a career and education fair, a cycling event as well as archery, e-sports and azan recitation (for children) competitions.

According to him, the event would also feature 76 sales and exhibition booths, including by government agencies.

“Through the event, we will promote the use of digital payments as an initiative to support the government’s digital economy agenda,” he said.