MANILA - The government aims to find the best solution soon to improve the management of Islamic educational institutions, including tahfiz schools, especially those that are privately operated across the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said for that, a meeting between the school operators and local authorities at the national and state levels would be convened to discuss and exchange information that would be needed to formulate long-term strategies and solutions to the issue.
"It is hoped that this move would avoid finger-pointing when problems occurred, such as the tragic fire at the (Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah) tahfiz school in Kuala Lumpur recently," he told the Malaysian media here today.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, arrived here yesterday evening to lead the Malaysian delegation to the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) which began here today.
Elaborating, he said the current system in which the management of religious and tahfiz schools being under the jurisdiction of state governments probably had some weaknesses that hindered improvement efforts.
He said the situation had also resulted in many