MAJLIS ISLAM SARAWAK ORDINANCE 2001
PART II- MAJLIS ISLAM SARAWAK
Establishment, Powers, etc., of Majlis
Section 5. The duty of the Majlis for the economic and sosial development of Muslims.
(1) It shall be the duty of the Majlis to promote, stimulate, facilitate and undertake the economic and social development and the well-being of the Muslim community in the State consistent with Islamic Law.
(2) The Majlis shall have power, for the purpose of the discharge of its duty under subsection (1),-
(a) to carry on all activities, particularly the development of commercial and industrial enterprises, the carrying on of which appears to the Majlis to be requisite, advantageous, beneficial or convenient for or in connection with the discharge of such duty;
(b) to promote the carrying on of any such activities by other bodies or persons, and for that purpose to establish or expand, or promote the establishment or expansion of, other bodies to carryon any such activities either under the control or partial control of the Majlis or independently, and to give assistance to such bodies or to other bodies or persons appearing to the Majlis to have the facilities for the carrying on of any such activities, including the giving of financial assistance by way of loan or otherwise;
(c) to carryon any such activities in association with other bodies or persons, including the departments or authorities of the Federal Government or State Government, or as managing agent or otherwise on behalf of the Federal Government or State Government;
(d) to invest in any authorized investment as defined by the Trustee Act 1949 [Act 208], and to dispose of the investment on such terms and conditions as the Majlis may determine;
(e) to establish, construct, maintain and regulate Islamic religious institutions or schools, and Islamic training and research institutions;
(f) to establish any scheme for the granting of loans or otherwise from the Baitulmal to Muslim individuals for higher learning; and
(g) to do all other acts which the Majlis considers desirable or expedient.
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