FOOD AID FOR 58,000 NEEDY
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.