: The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) director-general Tan Sri Othman Mustapha urged its staff to keep the image of the department clean while on and off duty.
He said they should bring an image of advanced Islam in accordance with the name 'Islamic Development Department', including communicating in a good manner with the public so that the religious institution would be respected.
"It means that when we are communicating, people will say that the role fits us," he told a press conference after attending the Malaysian Islamic Training Institute (ILIM) appreciation ceremony 2017 here today.
Othman said as a staff of a government agency, Jakim officers were also responsible to maintain the good name of the government.
Earlier, Othman handed over certificates to 163 civil servants who participated in courses organised by ILIM.
The courses included dakwah science management, muamalat, Arabic and syariah counselling.