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has a sig­nif­i­cant base and pres­ence.

The food distri­bu­tion was si­mul­ta­ne­ously launched at se­lected May­bank branches in the four coun­tries with the main event be­ing held at In­done­sia’s head of­fice in Jakarta and launched by May­bank In­done­sia’s pres­i­dent, direc­tor and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Taswin Zakaria.

May­bank Is­lamic chair­man Zainal Abidin Ja­mal and head of Group Is­lamic Bank­ing and May­bank Is­lamic chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Mo­hamed Rafique Mer­i­can were among those who at­tended the main event in In­done­sia on Wed­nes­day.

“We are pleased and hon­oured to an­nounce that not only Malaysian un­der­priv­i­leged groups will ben­e­fit, the un­der­priv­i­leged com­mu­ni­ties in three other na­tions will, too, bring­ing the to­tal to 58,000 ben­e­fi­cia­ries,” Rafique said in a state­ment.

He said Ra­madan was a month where Mus­lims were en­cour­aged to re­flect on and care for the un­der­priv­i­leged with com­plete em­pa­thy.

“Thus pro­vid­ing for the un­der­priv­i­leged dur­ing the fast­ing month is a re­ward­ing act be­cause we help ease the bur­den of needy peo­ple, in­clud­ing sin­gle par­ents, or­phans, the elderly, crit­i­cally ill and dis­abled pa­tients, the poor, as well as the home­less.”

Se­lected ben­e­fi­cia­ries giv­ing their thumbs up to the May­bank Is­lamic’s Ra­madan Re­lief Pro­gramme in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

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