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GEORGE TOWN, April 17 -- While the Muslims are busy welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, there are still many worshippers out there who are facing financial constraint to survive.
Therefore, Malik Streams Corporation Sdn Bhd has taken the initiative to travel to all states to provide assistance to these less fortunate Muslims, including asnaf (tithe recipients) and orphans.
Its managing director, Datuk Abdul Malik Dasthigeer said the company has organised the Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Zakat contribution programme over the last 15 years and aimed to assist 4,500 individuals this year.
“Penang is the first state to receive the assistance with 1,546 recipients comprising 500 asnaf and 1,046 children from 18 orphanages,” he told reporters after the handing over of assistance at Jalan Kedah here, today.
He said in Penang, the company has collaborated with the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (KIMMA) for the past 10 years to identify eligible recipients.
Meanwhile, KIMMA president Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Kader said in today’s programme, 150 recipients have received rice and cash assistance from Malik Streams Corporation while another 350 people will receive such aid in the second and third phase of the programme.