In a report by Bernama, it stated that Malaysia’s Human Resource Ministry is in the final stage of publishing guidelines on prayer time for Muslim employees during working hours.

Its minister, M. Kulasegaran said the guidelines are aimed to enlighten employers on the time during which Muslims had to perform their prayer during working hours, such as the Friday prayer.

Responding to a question by Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Panjang) on employers who did not allow Muslim workers to perform their prayers so as not to affect productivity, he said: “Employers have to give time for their Muslim employees to perform their prayer, failing which, the employees can lodge a report with the ministry and strict action will be taken.”

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