PUTRAJAYA, July 23 2012 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak presented Felda Group zakat (tithe) payment for the year 2011 amounting to RM30.6 million to 14 state zakat collection centres here Monday.
The zakat comprised the payment of RM10 million (as interim payment of tithe for half-year profit) from Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad, RM15,606,057 from Felda Holdings Berhad and RM5,000,000 from Felda Investment Cooperative.
The zakat were presented to the centres through Menteris Besar, Chief Ministers and state Islamic religious councils at the breaking of fast event at Seri Perdana here.
Present were Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his wife, Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman.
At the event, Najib also cut a 'pulut kuning' (yellow glutinous rice) to mark his 59th birthday and presented some Ramadan aid to orphans who were also invited to the event.