By Selangor Journal Team
SHAH ALAM, May 14 — The Selangor Special Committee for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism (Limas) has launched the online Selangor Limas Financial Support System on March 1 to facilitate the application for financial aid by the non-Islamic religious associations in the state.
Its chairman Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said that the non-Islamic bodies in Selangor had been informed of the digital system and as of April 6, 330 applications have been submitted.
“The reason why we had developed the system is to bring ease to the non-Islamic associations to apply for financial support by doing it online. Registered bodies no longer need to come to the office at the Selangor State Secretariat building or personally meet with any Limas committee members to hand over the application form.
“Several series of discussions had been held to ensure that the system would be developed and give an impact in improving the delivery of service to the users.
“Aligned with our aspirations, the state government had agreed to develop the Selangor Limas Financial Support System to ease the application process for aid to the registered religious associations in Selangor,” said Teng in his speech during the state-level Wesak Day celebration at Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, today.
Teng said the idea to develop the online system was brought forth by the Local Authorities Section under the state Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) in early June 2019 and funded by the state government.
He said the coordination of the development of the system kicked off in early 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic began in the country.
Representatives of the religious associations can visit limas.selangor.gov.my and register as users. To apply for assistance, the applicants would only be required to submit the complete application with the supporting documents through the system.
The Limas committee members will review and approve the applications. The status of the application can also be checked through the system.