19 March 2009
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia organised a Cheque Presentation Ceremony to Malaysian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for the implementation of Humanitarian Programmes for Palestinians in Gaza at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Kuala Lumpur. The ceremony was graced by Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor who presented cheques amounting to RM11 million to Malaysian NGOs to implement various projects identified under 4 main categories, namely Basic Needs, Health and Medicine, Children and Education as well as Humanitarian Work.
As of 17 March 2009, the total amount donated by the Malaysian public to the Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian People has reached RM13,630,741. 29.
For the Micro Financing Project, Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia together with Aman Palestine and Haluan Palestine received a sum of RM2,000,000. 00; while under the Assistance for Bakeries Project a sum of RM1,000,000. 00 was allocated to GPM and Muslim Care.
Hj Mohd Nur Anuar Hashim, President of GPM represented GPM at the ceremony. Exco members Mohd Azlan Shariff and Mohd Halimi Abdul Hamid together with CEO Mohd Asri Abdul and Mohd Shakir Fahmi were also present.
All together 13 NGO’s received a total off RM11,000,000. 00 in allocations; as recognition for their involvement and activism in helping the Palestinian cause especially in Gaza.