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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 -- The well-being and welfare of the residents of the Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Centre here continues to be given attention even during the COVID-19 situation this Ramadan month through assistance extended by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) today.
MAIWP chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar said that through the ‘MAIWP Bersama Komuniti Ramadan’ programme, which he organised, a total of 41 homeless people at the transit centre received cash donations of RM100 as well as daily necessities.
“Until now, the MAIWP has channelled a total of RM350,000 to the homeless transit centre in Jalan Pahang for the purpose of programme implementation and operations,” he told reporters at the event.
Mohd Daud said several other programmes had been arranged during Ramadan to ensure that every layer of society received kind treatment and that MAIWP would continue to play a role in distributing zakat (tithe) assistance donated by Muslims to the asnaf (those eligible for tithes) group.
He said his team was always ready and open to working with any agency to bring positive changes to the group.
“The MAIWP itself, on a small scale, also provides a transit house for the homeless in Taman Pelangi, Kuala Lumpur, which is a temporary accommodation for homeless families," he added.
The programme, which was followed by breaking of fast with the homeless, was also attended by MAIWP deputy chief executive officer (CEO) of operations Mohd Nizam Yahya, MAIWP deputy CEO of Management Mahadi Sukarno and representatives from QSR Brands.