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Of Goodwill And Gratitude

Inside Story
Writer
Izzat Haziq
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Malaysia Airports gives back to the needy in conjunction with Aidiladha celebrations.

Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, Group Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airports attended the Qurban meat distribution ceremony at Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad KLIA.

Aidiladha is a celebration that stems from the story of sacrifice and piety. Under usual circumstances, Muslims around the world usher in the commemorative day by celebrating with their loved ones over prayers and feasts. The holiday is also a reminder to give back to the poor and the needy, especially in trying times. As we are currently facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia Airports is committed to assist in easing the burden of those in need.

In observing the spirit of Aidiladha, Malaysia Airports has donated RM35,000 worth of essential goods to underprivileged families in Kampung Labu Lanjut, Negeri Sembilan. The symbolic handover of the donations was carried out at Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad KLIA, under strict compliance to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). The donations were distributed to five representatives from 55 families.

Distributions of qurban meat and essential goods by Malaysia Airports’ representatives to the villagers of Labu Lanjut.
Distributions of qurban meat and essential goods by Malaysia Airports’ representatives to the villagers of Labu Lanjut.

Malaysia Airports also distributed Qurban meat that had been donated by the Selangor government and the Sepang community during the ceremony to the same recipients.

Malaysia Airports’ employees helping out with the distribution at Kampung Labu Lanjut.
Malaysia Airports’ employees helping out with the distribution at Kampung Labu Lanjut.

"In addition to strengthening the long-standing joyful connections that have long been built between the airport and the local community, this contribution has allowed us to further expand our corporate responsibility initiatives, in line with Airport@Community programme,” he said.

The charity handover ceremony was also attended by Malaysia Airports’ management team as well as representatives from the Selangor Zakat Board (LSZ) and Labu Lanjut’s village head. Kampung Labu Lanjut was chosen as its location is within close range of Malaysia Airports’ Headquarters in Sepang, Selangor.

The two-hour ceremony began at noon and ended with a luncheon, all of which followed the outlined SOP such as wearing face masks and maintaining physical distancing at all times.

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