Tabung Haji allocates RM36mil for pandemic relief

KOTA BARU: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has set aside about RM36mil to assist those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since it hit the country in March last year.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said to help those affected, TH had spent about RM19mil last year and RM17mil this year.

He said a total of 100,000 recipients from the asnaf (eligible for tithe) group nationwide had benefited from the allocation in the form of necessities, cash and food packs.

“The assistance is an initiative by TH to reach out to the affected asnaf group as the majority of TH depositors are among the dhuafa (less fortunate). It is appropriate for us to return their kindness,” he told Bernama after attending a dry food bank donation drive for asnaf recipients at TH Kelantan here yesterday.

Also present were TH Eastern Region director Datuk Mohyen Mosman, Kelantan TH director Ashrof Shamsuddin and Bukit Aman Royal Malaysia Police Cooperatives chairman Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan.

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