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Phuket Governor visits Patong Muslims during Ramadan

PHUKET: The governor of Phuket yesterday visited Patong’s Muslim community as they mark Ramadan which officially started on Saturday (May 27).

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Tuesday 30 May 2017, 12:36PM


Governor Norraphat Plodthong presents Imam of the Nurun Islam Mosque, Mr Maroj Thongyon with a basket of goods. Photo: PR Dept
Governor Norraphat Plodthong presents Imam of the Nurun Islam Mosque, Mr Maroj Thongyon with a basket of goods. Photo: PR Dept

At 6pm yesterday (May 29), Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong together with Kathu District Chief Sayan Chanachaiwong, Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup, Uthai Phatanapichai from the Phuket Culture Office, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Public Relations Department Busaya Jiapiam visited Patong’s Muslim community at the Nurun Islam Mosque.

Gov Norraphat said, “We have a project which will see myself visit religious venues in each of the island’s districts, and also meet with the various communities within these districts, and on this occasion we have visited the Nurun Islam Mosque here in Patong.

“This is a very good time for our visit because this month is very important to the Muslim community. It is their month for fasting and cleaning their for bodies and hearts,” he said.

“It is very important that we all live peacefully together in society and I would like everyone to think and do good things.

“I want everyone to keep Phuket clean and beautiful and also to keep Phuket safe as it is an international tourism city,” he added.

Imam of the Nurun Islam Mosque, Mr Maroj Thongyon, said, “We have set three philosophies for our mosque; to make it the centre of social development, so we must keep it clean and safe; to make it the centre of education and religion; and finally to be a place which supports poor people.”  

 

 

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