Utility company distributes aid to 21,000 needy folk


  • Metro News
  • Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Chenderoh power station production engineer Khairul Azhar handing over food and monetary aid to a representative from the Chenderoh community.

SOME RM4.3mil worth of zakat assistance was distributed by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to those in need in various states throughout Ramadan.

During the movement control order (MCO), the burden felt by over 21,000 needy folk was eased slightly by the aid provided.

Monetary aid and essential daily necessities were distributed as most recipients lost their source of income because of the MCO that was imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Since the beginning of Ramadan, aid was distributed in stages by TNB employees with the aim of focusing on beneficiaries living in areas near TNB operating locations.

TNB chief corporate officer Datuk Roslan Ab Rahman said the initiative saw employees visiting and helping the less fortunate all over the country.

“Through the involvement of TNB employees, RM4.325mil was distributed since the beginning of Ramadan.

“With this initiative, we hope it will encourage the practice of being grateful, caring and sharing within communities.

Some of the recipients in Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru with the food aid they received from TNB.Some of the recipients in Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru with the food aid they received from TNB.

“We also hope that it can bring happiness to those who are struggling, especially during this Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” Roslan added.

In addition to easing the burden of affected Muslim groups, some beneficiaries were also from non-Muslim communities.

— By SHALENNY CARINO

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