SHAH ALAM, April 6, 2017 – Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS) implemented a transfer of service functions related to distribution, welfare and education assistance for muallaf in the Selangor State to Lembaga Zakat Selangor effective April 1, 2017.

Transfer of distribution and aid affairs now has been gazetting by amendments in the regulations, Muallaf Registration (Registration), Care and Teaching (State of Selangor) (Amendment) Regulations of 2017 in the Selangor State Government newsletters. P.U 10 Jil. 70 No. 6 Supplement No. 7 Legislation on March 16, 2017. The amendment was in line with the authorization by MAIS to LZS to manage the affairs of muallaf in the State of Selangor.

The transfers of the distribution and assistance are aimed at the coordination and convergence of functions and activities of the MAIS Social Development Sector to LZS in addressing issues of overlapping of duties and improving the existing customer service system, especially to muallaf asnaf in the State of Selangor.

The distribution and assistance arrangements for muallafs previously managed by MAIS throughout the districts of the State of Selangor will be coordinated and managed by LZS with 27 branches throughout the State of Selangor while the registration and recruitment process is still managed by MAIS and the District Islamic Religious Office in accordance with the provisions within Administration of the Religion of Islam (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003.