TBS hands out aid to 15 needy recipients

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BY MOHD ZAHID AHMAD ZAKI

KUCHING: A total of RM26,765 was distributed to 15 recipients from the needy, said Datuk Abang Mohd Shibli Abang Mohd Nailie.

According to the Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak (TBS) general manager, the assistance provided was aimed at the implementation of two main TBS programmes, namely Program Mengukuhkan Tradisi Keilmuan and Ummah Welfare Strengthening Program.

“Apart from the assistance, TBS also handed over the Ummah Distribution Center (UDC) E-Wallet Card to 15 recipients of Subsistence Assistance and can only be used at the Ummah Distribution Center (UDC).

“Cash assistance will be channelled by TBS into the card according to the assistance items that have been set for use by the recipients,” he said during the zakat handover ceremony here on Friday (Jan 28).

The UDC Card is a type of e-wallet given to the needy to make it easier for recipients to get goods at UDC.

Shibli added that as of Dec 31, 2021, the total collection of zakat by TBS was RM115.39mil compared to RM115.50mil for the whole of 2020.

He said a total of RM72.98mil had been distributed to the needy until last year.

Of the total, RM50.22mil in assistance was distributed through four main programmes, namely Program Mengukuhkan Tradisi Keilmuan, Islamic Institutions Development Programme, the Ummah Strengthening Programme, and the Ummah Skills Improvement Programme.

“Besides that, RM3.25mil was also donated to recipients who qualified as Covid-19 TBS Special Assistance last year.

“Today too, a total of RM260,753 was handed over by Boustead Plantation Berhad to TBS as their zakat for 2021.”

Also present were Boustead Plantation Berhad director Dr Salihin Abang, TBS deputy general manager Bolhassan Iskandar Taibi, finance and administration sector head Sulaiman Mahili, and development and endowment sector head Abang Faisal Abang Marzuki.

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