Volunteers to advise Muslims not to celebrate Valentine's Day


KUALA LUMPUR - More than 300 volunteers between 19 to 25 years old today joined a programme to make Muslims wary of the importance of not celebrating Valentine's Day.

 The programme called "Jerat Hari Valentine" (Valentine's Day Trap) targets several locations in Kuala Lumpur, said director-general of Islamic Development Department (Jakim) Datuk Othman Mustapha.  

 "The young volunteers can advise and explain Valentine's Day to the Muslim community. This is the first time that Jakim is involving young people in addressing the Valentine's Day issue.    

"They will target Muslim youths, parents and the community to create awareness about the importance of not celebrating Valentine's Day," he told reporters after launching the programme at Masjid As-Syakirin, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) here.   

The programe involves locations around KLCC and Bukit Bintang, Masjid India,KL Sentral, Pudu Sentral and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). - Bernama

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