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Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) chief executive officer Saipolyazan Mat Yusop giving a briefing during a press conference held at the Selangor Zakat Building, in Shah Alam, on November 23, 2020. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

LZS allocates RM69.3 mln for Zakat Selangor Peduli initiative

SHAH ALAM, July 2 — The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) has allocated RM69.3 million for the Zakat Selangor Peduli initiative, to benefit asnaf (those eligible to receive tithe) and the B40 group whose livelihoods have been adversely affected following the implementation of Phase One of Movement Control under the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

LZS chief executive officer, Saipolyazan M Yusop, said that the programmes under the initiative would benefit 59,322 recipients and 431 institutions, which would be implemented in stages until this December.

“Through Zakat Selangor Peduli, LZS allocates zakat distribution of RM25.7 million to provide for the welfare of the poor, needy and converts in Selangor. It covers basic and necessities assistance, as well as educational assistance, involving a total of 36,622 recipients.

“This includes 1,000 recipients from among persons with disabilities (PwDs), as well as 7,000 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) asnaf students who will receive laptops and tablets as well as internet data, to facilitate them to follow home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) online classes during the period,” he said in a statement today.

Saipolyazan said that apart from that, a total of RM1.5 million was allocated to 700 recipients comprising affected asnaf and non-asnaf traders.

He added that a total of RM30.6 million was allocated, involving 431 institutions and 7,000 recipients, who would benefit from four initiatives aimed at supporting the rehabilitation of religious institutions in Selangor.

Saipolyazan also said a total of RM1 million would be channelled to support the basic needs of frontliners, through contributions to hospitals, Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CACs) and vaccination centres (PPVs), using the Amil asnaf allocation.

“LZS has also allocated RM10.5 million in zakat distribution specifically for the survival of vulnerable groups, especially the B40 group, whose income is affected, involving 15,000 recipients.

“Particularly, the B40 group living in Selangor whose income is affected can apply for Zakat Selangor Peduli assistance online, starting today, through the website for RM500 assistance which will be given on a ‘one-off’ basis subject to conditions and qualifications,” he said.

— Bernama

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