SAUDI ARABIA DONATES 10 TONNES OF DATES
73 mosques, 553 surau receive dates from PM
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MOSQUES and surau in Kuala Lumpur and the administrative capital will receive dates contributed by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday presented the dates to representatives of 73 mosques and 553 surau in the two federal territories to kickstart the distribution of about 10 tonnes of dates (574 boxes) from the Saudi Arabia government.
Also present were Saudi Arabia ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud Hussein Qattan, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Federal Ter- gramme and TV Al-Hijrah’s ritories Minister Datuk Seri bubur lambuk distribution Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. programme, which will use
Najib launched the national- food trucks to distribute porridge level “Ihya Ramadan” pro- nationwide. through the bottomup approach.”
The launch took place at the International Gallery at ALYA Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Kiara.
Present was Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who described the move as “future-proofing” the nation by preparing for any eventuality.
He said the TN50 Youth Aspiration
Similar distribution programmes will be carried out during Ramadan in countries including South Africa, Germany, London and Turkey. Report would be handed to the TN50 unit under the Economic Planning Unit at the end of the year.
“At least four in-depth discussion sessions will be held by the group before we go on to the third phase.
“The third phase will take place in September with some ideas to be included in Budget 2018.”
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak handing over dates to a mosque representative in Putrajaya yesterday. With him are Saudi Arabia ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud Hussein Qattan (second from left) and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (second from right).
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaking at the launch of Circles of the Future for TN50 in Bukit Kiara yesterday.