Saturday August 4, 2012
Students in Johor Baru receive tithes for Hari Raya
By ZAZALI MUSA
Students from the special education class of SMK Bandar Baru Uda in Johor Baru were beaming as they showed the duit zakat (tithes) they received from Bank Rakyat Johor Baru city branch.
Md Shahrul Abdul Rahim, 15, Mohd Haidir Asmuri, 17, Luqman Hakkim Johaini, 14, Najmuddin Roslan 17, and Norainamira Abd Razak 13, were among the 377 students from the school who received duit zakat from the bank.
Accompanying them to receive the money from Bank Rakyat southern region head Abdul Lidzam Muhamad Alias was the school’s special education assistant Norsahidayani Basni.
Each of them received RM100 from the bank’s business tithes totalling RM37,700. This was the second time eligible students from the school received money from the bank.
“I am planning to use the money to buy a red baju melayu Teluk Blangah to be worn to the mosque for the Hari Raya prayers,” said Md Shahrul.
Meanwhile, Norainamira said she would buy her third baju kurung in Kuala Lumpur when her family went to the capital city for Hari Raya shopping.
Norsahidayani said presently there were 53 students attending six special education classes at the school.