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Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) chief executive officer Mohd Sabirin Mohd Sarbini (second from left) and  Selangor Mufti Datuk Dr Anhar Opir.  (third from left) symbolic distribution of aid programme at the Bangi Convention Centre, Hulu Langat on February 8, 2024. — Picture by SUHAILA SHAHRUL ANNUAR/SELANGORKINI

Selangor Zakat spends RM33 mln to aid 70,000 poor students this year 

By Suhaila Shahrul Annuar

HULU LANGAT, Feb 8 — The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) is distributing RM33.4 million in aid this year to help 70,283 students with their school supplies and fees. 

Its chief executive officer Mohd Sabirin Mohd Sarbini said the recipients consist of pre-school to secondary school students from families categorised as asnaf fakir (those without means of livelihood) asnaf miskin (those with insufficient means of livelihood) and asnaf mualaf (Muslim converts). 

He said of the overall recipients, 1,235 are preschoolers, 32,708 are public or religious primary school students, and 36,340 public or religious secondary schools students. 

“Each primary school student will receive school supplies assistance worth RM170, while religious secondary school students get RM150. For secondary students, they receive RM200 each. 

“Meanwhile, RM100 to RM250 in school fees aid will be given out, with the rate depending on their level of schooling. An additional assistance of RM100 will also be distributed to all students to cover other schooling needs.”

“It is hoped these assistance will alleviate their burden and lift the students’ spirit to attend school,” he said at the symbolic distribution of aid programme at the Bangi Convention Centre, here, today, which was officiated by Selangor Mufti Datuk Dr Anhar Opir. 

Meanwhile, housewife Norharina Norhalim, 42, said the RM1,400 in total aid she is qualified to receive will greatly help in covering the schooling expenses of her three children.

Nor Faizah Musa, 48, said the RM1,500 in aid for her four children will be properly utilised to pay their school fees and purchase essential supplies. 

Recipients can claim their school supplies from February 10 to May 10 by visiting any of the venues stipulated by LZS, based on their respective districts. 

As for the distribution of school fees aid, this will be done either by crediting the amount to the bank accounts of the heads of household, through cash vouchers redeemable at any Bank Islam branches, or via direct cash handouts for specific cases. 

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