liqa KUALA TERENGGANU, 11 DECEMBER 2017 - The Liqa 'Mahabbah Department of the Northern Zone and Eastern Zone Mufti has ended successfully today. This bi-annual program is an outdoor and indoor sports game competition program involving officials and staff of the northern zone state mufti departments. Terengganu State was chosen as the host for this edition. This time the program has also been extended to the eastern zone of the country which saw the Pahang state participating for the first time.

There are 6 types of sports games that are held during the 2 days of the program: badminton, futsal, ping pong, congkak, karom and bowling. Also contested is the best contingent parade event. The program opened the curtain on Saturday morning through an opening event that was officially opened by the S.S. Dato 'Dr. Haji Zulkifly Bin Haji Muda, mufti of Terengganu State. He was followed by badminton, ping pong, congkak and carom events that day. The program continues with futsal and bowling events the next day.

The host, the Terengganu State Mufti department, has emerged as the champion by winning 2 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. The second place was held by the Mufti Department of Perak by collecting 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Also participating in the program are the State Mufti Department of Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Kelantan and Pahang. The Perak contingent gold medal is through badminton and congkak, silver medal through male and female bowling sports, while bronze medals are through table tennis and carom. Congratulations to all the winners especially the Perak contingent who have fiercely opposed to the host's contingent! Hopefully we will meet again in 2019.

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Source: Information Resources Unit, Maktabah Department, Perak Mufti Department.

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