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Najib and iM4U pray for peace and flood victims


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined more than 1,000 people during a solat hajat (special prayer) for the nation's peace and prosperity at the Federal Territory Mosque in Jalan Duta last night.

Najib, who was clad in a pink-coloured baju melayu and a matching kain pelikat, also performed the Maghrib and Isyak prayers as well as recited the Yassin with the congregation, who were mostly members of 1Malaysia For Youth (iM4U).

The occasion, which was also held to pray for flood victims affected by the wet spell last year, was jointly organised by iM4U and the mosque.

Led by the mosque's grand imam Zakariah Isa, Najib, who is iM4U board of trustees chairman, performed the Maghrib prayer before reciting the Yassin with the congregation.

Later, they performed the Isyak and special prayers before proceeding to a dinner at the mosque.

Present were iM4U board of trustees member Datuk Irmohizam Ibrahim and its executive committee chairman, Datuk Seri Farid Ridzuan.

Irmohizam said iM4U would like to thank the prime minister for joining the congregation for the prayers.

"We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Federal Territory Mosque in helping iM4U to organise such a special occasion.

"We hope that more youths would come forward and take part in volunteer programmes."

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and 1Malaysia For Youth members reciting the ‘Yassin’ at the Federal Territory Mosque in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. Pic by Effendy Rashid

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