SAUDI ARA­BIA DONATES 10 TONNES OF DATES

73 mosques, 553 surau re­ceive dates from PM

New Straits Times - - News / Nation -

AZURA ABAS PUTRAJAYA news@nst.com.my

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.”

PIC BY AH­MAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR

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).

AIZUDDIN SAAD PIC BY

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak speak­ing at the launch of Cir­cles of the Fu­ture for TN50 in Bukit Kiara yes­ter­day.

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