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KUALA LUMPUR: Aman Palestin (AP) said today it hopes to raise RM2 million for Ramadan Al-Mubarak 2012 in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan and Aidilfitri under its initiative to assist Palestinians through donations and humanitarian projects.
Its chief executive officer, Awang Suffian Awang Piut, said the annual project, which started in 2004, involves humanitarian aid, breaking-of-fast and "sahur" (consumed before starting fast) meals, health and medical assistance, development of Quran memorisation centres and restoration of several mosques including Al-Aqsa.
“We are offering three types of package – the RM300 gold package, the RM200 silver package and the RM100 bronze package. We also welcome any amount of donation as long as we can help the suffering Palestinians,” he said when contacted.
Awang Suffian said the 2011 project managed to distribute RM1.2 million and the 2010 project, RM1 million. The aid was sent directly to Palestinians through AP’s office in Gaza. The donations were also channelled to Al-Aqsa.
“Aman Palestin is the only Malaysian NGO which has an office and a bank account in Gaza. This is in line with AP’s commitment that every sen is channelled safely into the country and distributed fairly to the Palestinians.
“I’m sure the donation would be able to assist the lives of Palestinians. It also provides us an avenue to share the happiness of our friends, especially in this coming blessed month of Ramadan,” he said.
Awang Suffian said AP also accepts "zakat" (alms). Donations through AP would receive tax exemption under sub-section 44(6B) of the Income Tax Act 1967.
For more information, the public can log on to http://www.amanpalestin.net/ or call +603 8926 7019.
AP started its operation in 2004 as an initiative to assist Palestinians through donations and humanitarian projects, including welfare and human rights. AP has also initiated several projects on healthcare and refugee camps. -- BERNAMA