• Short Summary

    The 17th international Koran-reading contest has been held in Malaysia with the Malaysian Prime Minister calling on all Muslims to continue drawing inspiration from the Islamic holy book -- particularly in the face of communist threats, he said.

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    The 17th international Koran-reading contest has been held in Malaysia with the Malaysian Prime Minister calling on all Muslims to continue drawing inspiration from the Islamic holy book -- particularly in the face of communist threats, he said.

    SYNOPSIS: The contest opened in Kaula Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Tuesday (14 September) with a procession of flag-bearers from the 17 competing nations. The Prime Minister, Hussein Onn, seated at the right hand of the king, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, warned during the ceremony that communists were attempting to besmirch the purity of the Koran, and to distort its teachings with their ideology.

    The King opened the contest after inspecting the flag-bearers. Before readings, a pantomime on Islamic history was staged.

    The Koran readings are judged on voice, intonation, diction and fluency, and the Tajwid, or rules of reciting.

    The first competitor was Mohamed Obai Dullah of Bangladesh.

    Thirteen-year-old Furay Su'ud Sa'id Al Harbi of Saudi Arabia...

    A girl contestant, Fadhilah Hassan of Malaysia......
    Musa bin Yaalab of Thailand......
    And Haji Moktas bin Haji Adnan of Singapore.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6ZU6TSQQ580Y1HRCUFVYPK1G
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6ZU6TSQQ580Y1HRCUFVYPK1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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