Broadcasters urged to collaborate with Jakim, Yadim in vetting preachers

Published on 15 Jun 2024 4:10:29 PM

All broadcasters in the country have been urged to consult with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to vet the preachers invited for religious programmes on their platforms.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil's remarks on Saturday (June 15) addressed concerns about the guidelines for overseeing freelance preachers invited as guests on religious programs, and emphasised the need for better coordination and clear guidelines in matters involving religion to prevent confusion.

When asked about the decision to suspend freelance preacher Ustaz Don Daniyal Don Biyajid from a religious programme produced by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Fahmi said the ministry has deferred to Jakim for review.