Press Statements

Penang’s Deviation From Agreed LRT Alignment Contravenes Religious Liberty

Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar, built circa 1880, is among the oldest mosques in Penang and a historical symbol for the Muslim community in that heavily industrialised northern state. The mosque is located at the edge of Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Lepas which is one of the main routes used by the public within the city. The mosque is close to the Kompleks Medan Suri MPPP, Terminal Hentian Bas Ekspres Sungai Nibong and Tapak Pesta MPPP Sungai Nibong, which makes it a focal point for members of the public who stopover to do their daily prayers. Due to its location near the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone, this centre of worship is the stopover of choice for government and private sector employees to perform prayers especially on Friday. Additionally, the mosque’s position next to the ...

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