Agrobank Contributes Over Rm107,000 Of Business Tithes To Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak
KUCHING SARAWAK– Agrobank today paid RM107,734.43 of business tithes to Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak The cheque was presented by YH Datoâ€™ Wan Mohd Fadzmy Wan Othman, President/ Chief Executive Officer of Agrobank to Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud who received on behalf of Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak, at Astana Negeri, Petrajaya.
In 2013, the total sum of business tithes given out by Agrobank throughout Malaysia was about RM1.8 million. â€œWe hope that this contribution would help to elevate the lives and socioeconomics of the society.â€ said Datoâ€™ Wan Mohd Fadzmy, He also explained that the presentation ceremonies for 2013 business tithes had already been executed in all the states except Perlis which is scheduled to be held in October 2014.
The zakat contribution is part of Agrobanksâ€™s obligation as a corporate entity and as a responsible Development Financial Institution (DFI), the Bank will continue to provide to the needy through its corporate social responsibility initiatives. Apart from the zakat contribution, another initiative known as â€œSatu Hati,Titian Budiâ€ was also held in Sarawak last year as a way for the Bank to engage with the local communities. Agrobank has 187 branches nationwide, of which 13 of them are in Sarawak.
Also present at the ceremony, were YBhg. Tan Sri Faizah Binti Mohd. Tahir, Chairman of Agrobank, Board of Directors of Agrobank, Yang Berhormat Datuk Ir. Haji Daud Abdul Rahman Assistant Minister in the Chief Ministerâ€™s Department (Islamic Affairs) and Infrastructure Development Sarawak and Mohammad Tony Ong , Head of Agrobankâ€™s Commercial Business (Sarawak).