The state government launched the Palestine Humanitarian Fund today (May 19), aimed to collect funds to help ease the suffering of the Palestinians.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Saarani Mohamad explained that, to start with, the state executive council meeting agreed to allocate an aid of RM100,000 to be channeled into the fund and this is to be followed by contributions from the government-linked companies (GLC) of the state.
“The fund marks the solidarity of Perakeans of all ethnicities and religions in supporting the world’s condemnation towards the violence against Palestinians.
“In order to ensure that the aid reaches the targeted group, the state government requested the help of Member of Parliament for Parit, Datuk Nizar Zakaria who is actively involved in the humanitarian mission to Palestine. This is to connect directly with the authorities there besides channelling help from Wisma Putra (Ministry of Foreign Affairs),” he said via a statement.
The initiative will also be extended to government departments and agencies in addition to the private sectors of the state.
On Sunday (May 16), Israeli strikes killed 42 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, making it the worst daily death toll in almost a week of deadly clashes.