Every year MEXIM contributes zakat towards improving the lives of the needy. During the year, MEXIM distributed its annual zakat totalling RM1.3 million in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Terengganu and Kedah. Some of these were presented to selected recipients personally by our top leaders.
On 17 February, MEXIM’s President/Chief Executive Officer, Puan Norzilah Mohammed presented the RM183,000 contribution to 183 underprivileged families from Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang in a distribution ceremony at Masjid Jamek Seberang Jaya. In addition, a RM5,000 cheque was handed over for the mosque’s expenses.
On 16 October, MEXIM’s Chairman, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi presided over the zakat distribution ceremony at Kuala Nerang, Kedah. At the event, a total of RM100,000 was contributed to about a hundred recipients and representatives from Kompleks Asrama Anak Yatim & Miskin Baitul Ehsan.
The Bank also contributes to orphans and orphanages annually through its Iftar programme. In 2017, the contribution was given to Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Bimbingan At-Taqwa for their upkeep and daily expenses in caring for 60 orphans, as well as to Masjid Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, where the Iftar event was held. In addition, every child received Duit Raya and a new schoolbag.