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The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj (third from right) receiving the mock cheque of the Worldwide Holdings Berhad’s business tithe from its representative, during the iftar and Hari Raya Aidilfitri contributions programme at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Section 14, Shah Alam, on March 13, 2024. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Sultan Sharafuddin receives RM10.8 mln in business tithes

SHAH ALAM, March 13 — The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj received business tithe contributions totalling RM10.8 million from four corporate companies during an iftar event today.

They include Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad and its subsidiaries, contributing RM5.05 million; Worldwide Holdings Berhad (RM2.82 million); Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated) (RM1.91 million), and the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (RM1 million).

The contributions were the companies’ business tithe payments for the financial year ending 2023.

Also in attendance at the event, held at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, were Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah.

At the ceremony, the Ruler distributed Raya contributions to 430 recipients from the Petaling district, comprising the needy and hardcore poor individuals, as well as new Muslim converts.

They received a contribution of RM500 each, totalling RM215,000.

At the ceremony, His Royal Highness also signed a Diamond Jubilee plaque to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS).

In a statement, LZS announced a significant increase in tithe collection in Selangor.

From RM15.9 million at its establishment in 1994, it rose to RM1.07 billion in 2022, reflecting a 17.7 per cent annual increase rate.

Zakat distribution over 30 years also surged to RM1.05 billion in 2022, compared to RM16.3 million when LZS was founded three decades ago.

Overall, LZS has collected and distributed over RM10.5 billion over the past 30 years to alleviate the burden of tithe recipients.

Also present were Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, LZS chairman Tan Sri Syed Anwar Jamalullail, deputy chairman Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, and chief executive officer Mohd Sabirin Mohd Sarbini.

— Bernama

The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj (second from right) presenting donations to zakat recipients during the iftar and Hari Raya Aidilfitri contributions programme at Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Section 14, Shah Alam, on March 13, 2024. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

 

 

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