PETALING JAYA, July 23 — The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) yesterday handed over zakat in the form of food baskets to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to be distributed to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The contribution under the Selangor Peduli Zakat initiative was handed over to LZS chief executive officer, Saipolyazan M Yusop to Petaling Jaya district police chief, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid at the district police headquarters (IPD).
The 150 food baskets were out of a total of 1,000 worth RM100,000 to be distributed to several other IPDs for those with no food supply based on information received by police.
Mohamad Fakhrudin said the Petaling Jaya IPD received a number of requests for assistance from the public through hotline calls and the WhatsApp application.
“Through the requests, the Petaling Jaya IPD identified 150 individuals who really need help,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
Saipolyazan said this year, LZS had contributed a total of 26,350 food baskets under the Selangor Peduli Zakat initiative which were handed over through the frontliners such as PDRM and community leaders.
On July 2, LZS announced an allocation of RM69.3 million to implement 19 Selangor Peduli Zakat initiatives that would benefit 59,322 recipients and 431 institutions in the state.