85 mosques in KL to have rice ATM

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) hoped to install rice ATM at 85 mosques in the Federal Territory to facilitate its 23,000 asnaf or tithe recipients to receive free rice.

Jawi director Mohd Ajib Ismail said the proposal to install the ATM at the mosques concerned would be discussed at a conference between the Federal Territory Mosque committees next month.

“The first rice ATM was installed at Al-Akram Mosque, Datuk Keramat tonight,” he told reporters after launching the machine at the mosque.

The ATM, costing RM19,000, is the first in the country and has two functions, namely to give out rice supply in desired quantity and has a donation box to receive funds from the public.

Jawi director Mohd Ajib Ismail using a newly installed rice ATM. – ATM