King, Queen present contributions to less fortunate in Pekan

PEKAN: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today presented contributions to the 'asnaf' and less fortunate residents of Tanah Kesultanan Pekan, here.

Also present at the ceremony, held at the Istana Mangga Tunggal, was their Tengku Panglima Raja Colonel Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim Shah.

At the ceremony, the King and Queen presented personal and Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MUIP) contributions to 116 recipients.

These individuals also received kuih raya and bubur lambuk to break their fast.

Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah also spent time greeting the recipients.

One of the recipients, Abdul Moris Zahari, 69, expressed for the contributions, which he will be using to buy a new wheelchair.

"My current wheelchair is damaged. This donation is a blessing and will help me buy a new one.

"I have a spinal cord problem after being involved in a motorcycle accident four years ago," he said.

Another aid recipient, a former staff at the Pahang Royal Polo Club, Ismail Abdul Majid, 64, said the contribution will be used to prepare for Aidilfitri.

"Alhamdulillah, I received this aid in the month of Ramadan. I was touched when His Majesty said hello and still remembered me because I often met him when I worked at the polo club," said the father of four.

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