Chinese Embassy donates 2,500 food packs to Jawi


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 May 2020

A helping hand: Bai Tian (left) and Dr Zulkifli (centre) with some of the donated food. Looking on is Mohd Ajib bin Ismail, Federal Territory Islamic Affairs director.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Chinese Embassy has donated 2,500 food packs to the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to help families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian said many people were facing difficulties during this time.

He said as such, the embassy decided to donate the food packs containing cooking oil, rice, milk and other necessities worth a total of RM200,000.

According to Bai Tian, the embassy also tasked Pertubuhan Ikram Malaysia (Ikram) and Mohd Chan Welfare Organisation to purchase 6,000 bags of rice to help poor Muslim families.

“I hope our humble contribution can help make a small difference for a peaceful and joyful Hari Raya,” he said in his speech at the handover ceremony to Jawi yesterday.

Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of religious affairs Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, Jawi director Mohd Ajib Ismail, Ikram CEO Shahrul Aman Mohd Saari and Mohd Chan Welfare Organisation founder Datuk Mohd Chan.

Zulkifli said the distribution to the poor would be handled by Ikram and Mohd Chan Welfare Organisation.

“This collaboration is good as it will allow the contribution to reach the targeted people fast,” he said.

According to Dr Zulkifli, another matter being discussed was the distribution of food aid to non-Muslims, adding that Jawi would make donations available to any community in need.

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