The community of Kampung Tengku Hussin, Manjoi now has a 2-in-1 multipurpose van at their service.
Village head, Mazlan Nek, 63, stated that the service, coordinated by the Masjid Al Ittihadiah committee, would benefit both locals and the public.
“The van, donated by Bank Rakyat, would be used as a hearse and for community service. This is what we meant by 2-in-1. Besides renting it out for funeral services, it is also available for ceremonies, sight-seeing and others. The management would have official stickers on the van soon. We’re renting out the van to increase its mileage and keep it on the move. Our worry is, if the van is not used frequently it would cause engine failure.”
Package A provides funeral services around Ipoh for RM60 and the same service covering outside Ipoh in Package B for the same price with additional RM1 for each kilometre. Meanwhile, public usage falls under Package C with a rent of RM200.
According to Mazlan Nek, the management offers its services to hospitals which are in need of transportation.
A replica of the key to the 2.7cc Toyota van was presented by Bank Rakyat Meru Raya Branch Manager, Mat Ayob Mat Yaacob to the president of the mosque committee, Yeop Ghazali Alang Kitak on Saturday, February 13 at the mosque compound.
According to Mat Ayob Mat Yaacob, the gift, valued at RM121,050, is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility as an Islamic cooperation bank.
“The fund obtained from business profits is channeled to the community nationwide via zakat contributions in the form of various necessities.
“To date, Bank Rakyat has donated a total of 23 vans in Perak. This is an appreciation to the Muslim community who has supported the bank,” he said.
For further details on the service, readers could contact Surur at 019 572 7271 and Idris at 019 573 6031.