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Malaysian Islamic council seeks cooperation on aid to Palestine

Lyna Mohamad

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (MAPIM) is seeking to collaborate with local organisations on relief and aid efforts for Palestine.

A delegation from MAPIM visited several Brunei non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society and WeCare.

At a courtesy call to the Malaysian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, MAPIM President Haji Azmi bin Abdul Hamid said the visit aimed at establishing a collaboration with the government, while also introducing the work they do to Bruneian agencies, NGOs and civil societies, adding that the trip was “very fruitful”. The delegation also met the High Commissionr of Malaysia to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah.

Haji Azmi said the organisation sought to engage agencies and NGOs on the ‘Palestine issue’ as a common interest. He said they have introduced projects on Waqaf that Bruneians can participate and support in, and there is ample potential for cooperation.

Accompanying the delegation was President of the Palestinian Scholars Association in Southeast Asia Dr Ahed Abu Alatta, who thanked Brunei Darussalam for contributing aid to Palestine as well as concern for its people.

A delegation from MAPIM pays a courtsey call to the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Dato’ Raja Reza bin Raja Zaib Shah. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD