0804 GMT February 24, 2020
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the target was important for Malaysia to build a generation capable of developing a peaceful, harmonious, prosperous country and blessed by the Almighty, IQNA reported.
He said the Qur'an reciters being produced need to be molded to become leaders and professional workers such as doctors and engineers, and not just to be imam or religious teachers, according to Bernama.
"With 125,000 Qur'an reciters as professional workers, one day even Cabinet ministers and the PM as well could be Qur'an memorizers so that they would provide better leadership."
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 'Inculcation of Noble Values during Ramadan' program in Ayer Keroh, Malacca with Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Melaka Chief Minister Idris Haron also present.
Ahmad Zahid said to realize the aspiration, the government would strive to ensure that the National Tahfiz Education Policy (DPTN) could be implemented to streamline the education system in this country.