ALL welfare initiatives and charitable work carried out by Federal Territory Foundation (YWP) will continue as usual.
Its chief executive officer Datuk Zaizalnizam Zainun said such programmes included the ones at Rumah Prihatin@Grand Seasons Kuala Lumpur.
“It will continue to operate as a soup kitchen and transit home for out-of-towners visiting their loved ones at Hospital Kuala Lumpur besides those seeking temporary shelter at minimum cost,” he said.
Zaizalnizam said Rumah Prihatin@Grand Seasons’ vaccination drive was suspended after a recent overcrowding incident, where a huge crowd had gathered at the Grand Seasons Hotel vaccination centre after being misinformed that it offered walk-in inoculation service for non-Malaysians.
“Due to that misunderstanding, the vaccination drive has stopped for the time being, but the soup kitchen will continue to prepare food for 1,000 frontliners and volunteers as well as needy folk in the city,” he said.
He added that the transit home programme was operating as usual.
Apart from the soup kitchen and transit home, Rumah Prihation offers three other components which are a mental health programme, vaccination programme and a one-stop centre.
Besides that, Zaizalnizam said all other welfare and social initiatives in Kuala Lumpur that the foundation was tasked to carry out would continue.
The chairman of the board of trustees is Tan Sri Annuar Musa. The Ketereh MP resigned from his Federal Territories ministerial post along with the rest of the Cabinet after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down as Prime Minister on Aug 16.
When asked if Annuar would be quitting his position on the board, Zaizalnizam said: “As per the YWP’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, the chairman will be the Federal Territories Minister, and we will get a (new) chairman when the new minister is appointed. For now, Annuar will remain as chairman of the board,” he said.
YWP was established in 1986 as the welfare arm of the ministry.