Residents are concerned about the archery activities held every Sunday at Masjid At-Taqwa  in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. PIC BY EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

RESIDENTS living near Masjid At-Taqwa in   Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, have expressed concern about archery activities conducted at the mosque compound. 

Their worries arose after residents found arrows in their house compound after archery activities were held.

A resident, who wanted to be known only as Yap, said an instructor held archery practice there every Sunday.

“The problem is that there are sessions conducted by untrained people on other days. 

“Last Friday, I found an arrow with a sharp metal point at my compound.

“I believe that the mosque compound is not an appro-
priate ground for archery  activities.”

He said one of his neighbours had also found an arrow  in her garden. 

 Another resident,  who wanted to be known only as Alia, said she knew about the archery activities at the mosque.

  “The archery training has been conducted for the past three years, but an arrow has never landed in my garden.

“Since my neighbours found arrows at their compound, I think that the mosque committee should install safety nets to prevent arrows from flying into homes.”

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A mosque official said its committee members had a meeting with police over the issue on Monday.

“We are aware of our neighbours’ complaints, but Taman Tun Dr Ismail police have told us not to stop with archery activities, but to instead increase the safety measures at our compound.”

He said the committee would install a safety net at the archery practice ground.


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