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In conjunction with the ‘Ziarah Ramadhan’ programme organised by Pusat Pungutan Zakat Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (“PPZ-MAIWP”) held on 30 April 2021 at Universiti Kuala Lumpur (“UniKL”), Malakoff Corporation Berhad (“Malakoff”) had donated RM20,000 to 200 UniKL students from its ‘Wakalah Zakat’ fund as part of Malakoff’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative.
This initiative is aimed at providing some relief to the students and their families in preparation for the upcoming Aidilfitri celebration. It also coincides with the #SyukurNikmatBersama Ramadhan theme by PPZ-MAWIP for this year, which is to further strengthen the relationship between ‘Zakat’ contributors and the ‘Zakat’ recipients that mainly fall under the B40 category.
The event was attended by the Acting Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of PPZ-MAIWP, Tuan Haji Abdul Hakim Amir Osman, CEO of UniKL, Prof. Dr. Shahrulniza Musa, Managing Director of Darussalam Group of Companies, Dato’ Mohamed Nizamuddin, Senior Manager of Malakoff’s Stakeholder Management, Tuan Hj. Md Yuha Ismail, and Manager of Baitumal MAIWP, Encik Ahmad Tarmizi Yahaya.
All 200 B40 students were handed over ’duit raya’, accompanied with a variety of Raya cookies for them to bring home. The event ended with ‘Buka Puasa’ that saw a scrumptious spread of traditional Malay delicacies, simultaneously bringing a whiff of the first day of Raya into the atmosphere.
“We are honoured and grateful to be given yet another opportunity to work with Malakoff in materialising our intention to ease the burden of these students. Aidilfitri is a joyous occasion, but we are quick to forget about those who are less fortunate than us”, said Tuan Haji Abdul Hakim.
“During challenging times like these, we should show empathy and care for those who are struggling to even provide the basic needs such as clean clothes and food for themselves. I hope this initiative will continue on as even the smallest contribution will leave a huge impact in these students’ lives and morale”.
Malakoff’s CSR activities continue to be a cornerstone of its foundation for sustainable development, as we work closely with local authorities such as PPZ MAIWP to ensure that their needs and well-being are taken care of.