KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic Religious Council of the Federal Territory (MAIWP) stands ready to increase the value of ‘Zero Hunger’ basic goods assistance given to asnaf if the burden of rising cost of living and daily necessities continues to press.
Its president, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar said that through the scheme he is currently providing assistance worth RM 150 per month through the Boost e-wallet, which benefits 30,200 asnaf families.
“We are aware that rising inflation abroad is taking a toll on our economy, although currently in Malaysia it is still under control. However, if urgent need also overwhelms asnaf, MAIWP is ready to increase the total value of ‘Zero Hunger ‘. ‘ help.
“We want to make sure there is food on the table for those involved. That’s the most important thing,” he told a news conference following the launch ceremony of the MAIWP 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and Asnaf Financial Benefits, here today.
The launch was officiated by Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah through video recording at the ceremony also attended by the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Idris Ahmad.
Mohd Daud said that the MAIWP also provides savings reserves for six months to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances, including the economic downturn, as well as establishing strategic cooperation with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) through Simpan SSPN Prime.
“MAIWP distributes funds in the form of savings to the children of MAIWP monthly aid recipients from one year of age from this year until 2026. The maximum fund of RM5,000 per person for 1,000 asnaf children is paid in a ‘ with an allocation of RM 5 million per year,” he said.
He stated that cooperation was also established with Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) in the creation of an investment fund through Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) where a total of 1,000 asnaf constituted by heads of families will benefit annually over a period of five years.
“All ASB funds involve an expense of RM 20 million. The MAIWP has allocated RM 15 million while the PNB has allocated RM 5 million,” he said.
The MAIWP Strategic Plan 2021-2025, he said, was based on six strategic axes, including increasing the impact and effectiveness of zakat distribution, sustaining Muslim income and property management, and building excellent human capital based on education. holistic.
He said the plan’s main catalyst consisted of four ‘blueprint’ documents, namely Asnaf Development, Education, Property Development and Digitization, which were the foundation for the MAIWP to move fast, proactively and always keep pace with the ummah’s pulse. .
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