CAIRO, Egypt – The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail on Thursday graced the opening of a new multipurpose hall at the Perlis House here.
The hall was built by Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF) Group as part of its corporate social responsibilities (CSR) programmes.
The air-conditioned hall on the fifth floor of the building, which has the capacity to accommodate 300 people, is a long-awaited facility needed by almost 500 Perlis students in Cairo to carry out various activities on weekends.
Perlis House is home to 100 Perlis students here. The second floor is a guest house normally rented out to the Muslim community in Cairo, as well as temporary quarters for students without any place to stay.
At the event, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also the Perlis Malay Customs and Islamic Religious Council (MAIPs) president, named the hall MIDF-MAIPs Hall.
Also present were Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man, State Secretary Ahmad Zamri Khairuddin, State Mufti Assoc Prof Dr Mohamad Asri Zainul Abidin, MAIPs acting chief executive Ustaz Mohamad Nazim Mohamad Nor and MIDF Group management operations chief Abdul Malek Abdul Hafiz.
According to Abdul Malek, MIDF had been cooperating with MAIPs since 2010 in carrying out education-based CSR programmes.
In fact, he said MIDF had built 27 new houses and restored three houses belonging to the hardcore poor in Perlis under the MIDF Rumah Murni programme in 2010, and built 17 new houses and restored two in 2012.
“The CSR programmes are carried out with the hope that the new houses would provide school-going children of recipients a more conducive studying environment,” he told Bernama after the opening ceremony. – BERNAMA