PUTRAJAYA, June 10 — The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has allocated RM38.87 million to be distributed to 75,210 zakat (tithe) recipients, under its ‘Prihatin Kasih Asnaf 3.0’ programme.
MAIWP, in a statement today, said the allocation was collected from zakat payers in the Federal Territories.
Out of the total, RM1 million was distributed to 2,000 security guards listed under the Security Industry Association of Malaysia.
The list was submitted to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, by the association’s president, Datuk Seri Ramli Yusof, recently.
“Each security guard received RM500 one-off assistance,” according to MAIWP.
The handing over of the donation was among 11 initiatives announced by MAIWP, aimed at helping groups whose income has been adversely affected following the implementation of the movement control order from June 1 to 14.