• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA'S NATIONAL MOSQUE - THE BIGGEST IN SOUTH EAST ASIA - WAS OPENED IN KUALA LUMPUR YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description


    THE MOSQUE, THE MALAYSIAN KING AND PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, VARIOUS GUESTS, AND A SILVER CHAIR PRESENTED BY INDIA.




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    Background: MALAYSIA'S NATIONAL MOSQUE - THE BIGGEST IN SOUTH EAST ASIA - WAS OPENED IN KUALA LUMPUR YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE MALAYSIAN KING, IN THE PRESENCE OF GUESTS FROM 14 MOSLEM COUNTRIES, OPENED THE MOSQUE WHICH SIGNALLED THE BEGINNING OF NATION-WIDE MALAYSIA DAY CELEBRATIONS - THE SECOND SINCE THE FEDERATION WAS FORMED IN 1963- WHICH WILL LAST TILL TUESDAY.

    THE MOSQUE WAS BUILT AT A COST OF TEN MILLION MALAYSIAN DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP1,200,000) AND IS A SYMBOL OF THE NATIONAL RELIGION - ISLAM.

    THE MOST MODERN MOSQUE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, IT IS MAGNIFICENT AS A WORK OF ART WITH A TOWERING MINARET AND A PLEATED CONCRETE DOME. IT WILL ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 8,000 WORSHIPPERS AT ONE TIME AND 5,000 OTHERS CAN CONGREGATE IN THE COURTYARD.

    MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOSQUE CAME FROM ALL THE MALAYSIAN STATES AND FROM PUBLIC DONATIONS. IT TOOK FIVE YEARS TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING WHICH OCCUPIES FIVE ACRES AND STANDS IN 13 ACRES OF GROUND. AT THE MOSQUE'S SOUTHERN END THERE IS A MULTI-PURPOSE HALL WHERE RELIGIOUS SEMINARS AND MEETINGS WILL BE HELD.

    INDIA HAS PRESENTED THE MOSQUE WITH A HAND-MADE SILVER CHAIR. IT WILL BE USED BY THE IMAM. TO MARK FRIDAY'S OPENING THE IMAM OF MECCA OFFICIATED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UOIL466GPHX73B3V1PO5ELI2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UOIL466GPHX73B3V1PO5ELI2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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