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Penang Zakat CEO Faces More Corruption Charges

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BUTTERWORTH – After having been charged on two previous occasions, Penang Zakat (ZPP) chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Azman Abdul Samat today faced two more charges for corruption in the Sessions Court, here. He, however, pleaded not guilty to both charges. On the first count, Azman, as Zakat Penang CEO Grade 1 and general manager,…

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Perlis To Hand Out Zakat To Non-Muslims

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KUALA LUMPUR: Needy non-Muslims in Perlis can now receive zakat payment. The announcement was made through a statement issued by the office of Perlis mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin following the Perlis Fatwa Council meeting last month. In the statement, Asri said that zakat to non-Muslims under Asnaf ‘muallafah qulubuhum’ (those who we…

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TH, Bank Islam Hand Over Business Zakat Of RM16.4 Mln To LZS

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SHAH ALAM – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today accepted business tithes amounting to RM16.4 million from Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) and Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam) on behalf of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS). He received a cheque for RM15.1 million from TH and a cheque for RM1.3 million from…

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Raja Perlis Hands Out RM2.57m Zakat Contributed By MAIPS

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ARAU: The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail handed out zakat from Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Perlis (MAIPs) worth RM2.57 million to 16 religious institutions in Perlis. Among the recipients were Kolej Universiti Islam Perlis (KUIPs) RM500,000, Maahad Al-Tarbiyah Al-Islamiyah (SRATI) RM400,000; Sekolah Agama Al-Islahiyah Menengah (SAIM) Behor Mali RM300,000; Institut Pengajian Tinggi Islam Perlis (IPTIPs)…

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Felda Pays Zakat Totalling RM23 Million

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak today handed over Kumpulan Felda’s zakat payment for 2014 totalling RM23.1 million to 14 state zakat centres nationwide. Out of the total amount, RM18.3 million was paid by Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad; Koperasi Permodalan Felda (RM4.1 million); Koperasi Kakitangan Felda Malaysia Berhad (RM121,476) and Koperasi Pekerja…

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‘Geng Amil’ Comic Launches To Enlighten Youth On Zakat

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KUALA LUMPUR – ‘Geng Amil’, a dakwah comic published by the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council Zakat collection centre (PPZ-MAIWP) is set to help youth and children understand better the importance of the obligatory act of paying zakat. PPZ-MAIWP Chief Executive Officer Mohd Rais Alias said the comic was produced to create public awareness on…

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TH Gives RM1.49 Million In Business Zakat To PZM

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MELAKA – Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) today handed over RM1,487,795.46 in business zakat for 2014 to the Melaka Zakat Centre (PZM). TH Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Johan Abdullah said the zakat contribution was 6.5 per cent or RM90,832.86 higher than the RM1,396,962.60 for 2013. He said Melaka is the fifth state,…

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