PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will abide by the decree issued by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah that the department cannot issue any statement regarding the decisions made by the Muzakarah Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs (MKI), says the department director-general Datuk Hakimah Mohd Yusoff.

Hakimah said she as MKI’s secretary has noted and would abide by Sultan Sharafuddin’s statement, issued in his capacity as the council’s chairman on Saturday (April 9).

“Jakim as MKI secretariat will always abide by the council’s rules and instructions of the council chairman,” she said in a statement on Saturday.

Sultan Sharafuddin had said earlier that Jakim could not issue any statement regarding decisions made by the council as any statement regarding decisions made by the council was under the jurisdiction of the Muzakarah committee, the MKI and the Conference of Rulers.

He added that Jakim only acted as the secretariat to the Muzakarah committee and MKI.- Bernama