KANGAR, June 17 — The Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) has channeled an additional allocation of RM1.02 million as emergency aid for MAIPs mosques to distribute to alleviate the burden faced by asnaf (tithe recipients) in the state.
Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail said the additional allocation was set aside following the government’s decision to extend the total lockdown until June 28.
“It is hoped that the initiative would get the cooperation from all mosque committees in ensuring that the aid will really benefit the recipients according to MAIPs’ objectives and guidelines, as well as the aspiration of zakat payers,” he said as quoted in the statement issued by MAIPs today.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said the additional allocation was specifically meant for those who were affected by the lockdown, but not listed as recipients of the MAIPs Stimulus Aid for Asnaf totalling RM5.45 million announced on June 11.
“This additional allocation is aimed to benefit 5,000 recipients who will receive RM200 each,” he said.
The statement also quoted MAIPs chief executive Mohd Nazim Mohd Noor as saying that the recipients will comprise those who are in desperate need of assistance to make ends meet.
“They should be among those who have lost their source of income due to the total lockdown and not among recipients of MAIPs’ monthly or periodical allowances who have also received the Special COVID-19 Aid before,” he added.