Shahidan: February declared as zero hardcore poverty month for Federal Territories


PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry (KWP) has declared February as zero hardcore poverty month in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan in tackling city poverty because of the rising price of dwelling.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim mentioned to grasp this purpose, the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council Baitulmal (charity fund), Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and different related businesses can be channelling assist to the hardcore poor.

“We don’t need them to proceed to be on this tough state of affairs amid the pervading improvement and progress within the federal territories. We will give consideration to this matter,” he mentioned at a information convention on the Federal Territories Day celebration 2022, right here on Thursday (Jan 27).

Also current had been his deputy, Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias; Kuala Lumpur mayor, Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah and the ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Seri Rosida Jaafar.

Shahidan mentioned he and Jalaluddin had been ready to surrender their two months’ wage to assist 19 hardcore poor households in Putrajaya.

“At instances, the month-to-month earnings of those 19 households goes down as they rely on petty buying and selling, so my deputy and I’ll financially help them whereas ready for assist from the related events,” he added. – Bernama

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