KUCHING: The online method of paying zakat fitrah (personal tithe) has been well received in Sarawak during the movement control order (MCO) period, with RM445,424 collected from 63,632 contributors by the 15th day of Ramadan.
Sarawak Baitulmal Fund (TBS) general manager Datuk Abang Mohd Shibli Abang Mohd Nailie said payments could be made via https://pelanggan.tbs.org.my/. Among other zakat payment applications are MyEG, Maybank2U and Snap N Pay, Boost as well as Sarawak Pay, he said yesterday.
In Sarawak, the zakat fitrah rate for this year is set at RM7 per person.
Abang Mohd Shibli said TBS was also continuing the traditional method of payment through appointed amil (collectors), especially in remote areas.
For more information and enquiries on paying zakat fitrah, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak’s Facebook page. — Bernama