YAYASAN Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, the corporate social responsibility arm of Naza Group, distributed RM390,000 worth of zakat (tithes) contributions to the needy in three states.
At an event in the districts of Rungkup and Hutan Melintang in Bagan Datuk, Perak, a total of 1,250 poor families, single mothers, disabled individuals and orphanages received the aid.
The zakat contribution of RM250,000 was presented by Naza Group of Companies joint group executive chairmen Datuk SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin and SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin along with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
In Pauh, Perlis, RM40,000 was handed over to Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man for distribution to 200 households.
Present to hand over the money was Naza Group of Companies co-founder and director Puan Sri Zaleha Ismail, who was accompanied by Naza Group director Nur Diana SM Nasimuddin.
In Petra Jaya, Sarawak, RM100,000 was given to Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, who is also Petra Jaya MP, on behalf of 1,000 households.
The contributions were a portion of the total RM1mil in zakat collected by Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin as part of its financial year 2017.
“As a leading bumiputra conglomerate, we are thankful and blessed to have benefited from our country’s economic growth.
“We want to share our blessings by making our zakat contributions of more than RM1mil to the respective households in need, single mothers, the disabled and orphanages,” said Nasarudin
He said the group would allocate another RM800,000 for deserving beneficiaries in seven states.
“We believe in the importance of enhancing the quality of life of communities in need of assistance. This is very much in line with one of the tenets of Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin,” Nasarudin added.