Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sighting of Syawal moon on Aug 29



KUALA LUMPUR: The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal on Tuesday announced 30 locations for the sighting of the Syawal moon on Aug 29 to determine the date for Aidilfitri this year.

The Conference of Rulers have agreed that determining the Aidilfitri date would be based on "rukyah" (sighting of the new moon) and "hisab" (astronomical calculations), with the announcement to be made on Monday night over radio and television.

A statement from the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' seal said the locations for the sighting of the Syawal moon included Pontian Kecil (Johor)Kompleks Falak Al-Khawarizmi, Kampung Balik Batu in Tanjung Bidara (Melaka), Teluk Kemang in Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan), Bukit Melawati, Pulau Angsa, Bukit Jugra and Balai Cerap Selangor (Selangor), Pantai Pasir Panjang in Manjong (Perak), Pusat Falak Sheikh Tahir in Pantai Aceh (Penang), and Kampung Pulau Sayak, Pemandangan Indah Langkawi and Alor Setar Tower (Kedah).

In Terengganu, the locations are Bukit Besar in Kuala Terengganu, Bukit Kemuning in Kemaman, Pulau Perhentian, and Balai Cerap KUSZA in Setiu.

The locations in Kelantan are Bukit Peraksi in Pasir Putih, Bukit Kampung Tembeling in Kuala Krai and the SEDC tower block in Kota Baharu, and in Pahang the locations are Bukit Tanjong Batu in Nenasi, Gunung Berincang in Cameron Highlands and Bukit Pelindong.

The other locations for the sighting are Kuala Sungai Baru in Perlis, Kuala Lumpur Tower in the federal capital, Putrajaya International Convention Centre in Putrajaya, Tanjong Lubang in Miri, Teluk Bandung in Kuching and Tanjung Batu in Bintulu (Sarawak), and Balai Cerap Al-Biruni in Tanjung Dumpil and Universiti Malaysia Sabah tower block (Sabah). - Bernama

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