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Monday, June 04, 2012

Malaysia/Cambodia-Islam: Aid pours in for Cham Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Rajab/4 June (IINA) – THOUSANDS of Muslims in Cham district in Cambodia got an early Hari Raya Aidilfitri surprise when they received goodies from a humanitarian team from Malaysia recently.

The team, led by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, presented clothes, books and generators, worth RM500,000, to residents of Kampung Rakapram and surrounding villages.

Zahid was joined by representatives from Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim), Polytechnic Education Department employees and reporters, who had been in Phnom Penh for the Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting. 

The arrival of the convoy was greeted by more than 1,000 Muslim Cambodians.

 Zahid said the villagers were united with a majority of Malaysians by Islam.

“I feel privileged to be here with my brethren. This trip, although my first, will not be my last.

“I see a great opportunity for people here to come work in Malaysia and will discuss this issue with Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam,” he said to applause from the crowd.

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