by ANIS HAZIM / pic credit: bit.ly/pzb-pdrm
THE Zakat Collection Centre of the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (PPZ-MAIWP) has launched an online monthly zakat deduction scheme, Skim PZB, for the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), which runs from August to December 2021.
PPZ-MAIWP said this campaign is to encourage more PDRM personnel, especially in the Federal Territory, to pay zakat on a monthly basis through salary deductions.
“This campaign is also an encouragement to PDRM personnel to maintain and increase their zakat payments at PPZ-MAIWP,” it said in a statement today.
MAIWP which is responsible for distributing zakat in the Federal Territory has allocated RM10 million to help more than 27,000 asnaf families every month and this amount is expected to continue to rise.
“From January to June 2021, MAIWP has distributed a total of RM373.7 million in zakat assistance to the asnaf in the Federal Territory. The funds allocated are entirely dependent on the zakat collection.
“Hence, the PZB scheme campaign is seen as an initiative to ensure that the zakat collection is enough to cover the expenses of the asnaf in line with its slogan of ‘Kitalah Wira Asnaf’ (We Are The Heroes of Asnaf),” added MAIWP.
PPZ-MAIWP acting CEO Abdul Hakim Amir Osman said based on the payer records, a total of 2,705 PDRM personnel have made zakat deductions on a monthly basis that exceeded RM1 million through the scheme.
“We are confident that more PDRM personnel will be involved in making zakat deductions on a monthly basis through this campaign,” he said at the virtual launch today.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim who was also present at the launch said starting this year, PDRM will take steps to encourage its personnel at all levels to make zakat payments through the salary deduction at PPZ-MAIWP.
“We are targeting 80% of PDRM personnel to deduct zakat salaries so that the benefits can be distributed to PDRM personnel in need through the employees’ wakalah, which is distributed throughout the country,” said Mazlan.
Through the PZB scheme, the employees are eligible for the wakalah scheme or zakat refund of 12.5% to 37.5% if their salary deduction exceeds RM100,000
This campaign is open to all PDRM personnel, whether they are new contributors or have increased their zakat deduction and will have the chance to win attractive prizes such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, air fryers and shopping vouchers.
Registration can be made online or manually at PPZ counters in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, mobile zakat counters as well as employers.