SIBU: The Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber (DUBS) distributed 100 packs of spicy porridge and face masks at the Darul Islam surau compound at Jalan Bandong here on Thursday.
The recipients were from Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Perbandaran No.3, SK Abang Ali, SK Sungai Durin, Surau Darul Islam, Surau Darul Jannah, and Babusallam Mosque.
DUBS Sibu also invited Iban and Chinese individuals who had newly converted to Islam from PERKTHIS (Persatuan Kebajikan Tiong Hua Islam Sarawak) in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak 2022 celebrations.
Nasyitah Abdullah @ Ting Ngiek Kiew, a kindergarten operator who has been a Muslim for 35 years since 1987, was among the guests.
“We have PERKTHIS here in Sibu. We only have around 30 members now because the association is still new,” she said.
According to her, the association was established in 2019 a few months after the movement control order (MCO) was implemented and because of that, they could not recruit new members.
“After this, we will promote our association so that other Chinese Muslims can join us. We have four branches in Sarawak which are in Kuching, Sarikei, Sibu and Bintulu,” she said.
Nasyitah hopes that this year, Muslims would be able to celebrate Hari Raya together with their families and relatives.
Meanwhile, Nurqashrina Abdullah @ Christina Dali, 47, from Kampung Iban Muslim Sekuau and currently working at the Sibu Hospital, was also invited to the event.
She looks forward to celebrating the upcoming Hari Raya with her family members.
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