McDONALD'S, LZS, MAIS AND YIDE TREATS MORE THAN 500 ORPHANS AND LESS FORTUNATE TO BERBUKA PUASA

McDonald’s Malaysia treats more than 500 orphans and those less fortunate to berbuka puasa in collaboration with Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS), Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) and Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE)


More than 500 children from 12 orphanages and children’s homes across Selangor were invited to a buka puasa treat from McDonald’s Malaysia and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in collaboration with Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS), Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) and Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE) at Masjid Kampung Raja Uda, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Klang, Selangor.



Orphanages and children’s homes receive RM10,000 each as part of McDonald’s contribution for the welfare of orphans and the less fortunate




The initiative was part of McDonald’s annual buka puasa event with orphans and underprivileged children, and this year MAIS, Lembaga Zakat Selangor and YIDE were invited to collaborate -- making this one of McDonald’s biggest buka puasa events in recent years.

Each orphanage and children’s home received RM10,000, while every child received RM20, making a total of almost RM130,000 presented at the event.


Azmir Jaafar, McDonald’s Malaysia Managing Director and Local Operating Partner delivers his speech at the event


MAIS secretary YBhg Dato’ Bakhtiar bin Hussin and McDonald’s Malaysia Managing Director and Local Operating Partner Azmir Jaafar were among the guests of honour who graced the event.

In a speech, Dato’ Bakhtiar said it was a pleasure for MAIS to work hand-in-hand with McDonald’s, Lembaga Zakat and YIDE to bring joy to the attendees, especially the young orphans and underprivileged children.

“Efforts like these by McDonald’s Malaysia is in line with the objective of MAIS, Lembaga Zakat Selangor and Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan, which is to take care of the welfare of orphans and the less fortunate as well as offer them aid.

“I hope the children we are celebrating tonight are always given rezeki (sustenance) and aid not only during this month of Ramadhan but also in other months,” he said.

Azmir meanwhile said the spirit of sharing must always be embedded in the hearts of everyone and it is during the holy month of Ramadhan that we should ignite these values even more.

“As we sit down and enjoy our meals, we must remember those less fortunate than us. Whatever little we have to offer, make sure we share it so the joy is doubled or even tripled, like it is today.

“We are incredibly honoured to welcome more than 500 children from 12 orphanages and children’s homes during this event tonight and we hope that it is a memorable one for every one of them. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS), Lembaga Zakat Selangor and Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE) for their gracious support in realizing today’s event,” said Azmir.

“For your information, all McDonald’s restaurants in Malaysia are managed and operated by Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd (GARSB) whose majority shareholder is a Muslim individual. As a company owned by a Muslim individual, GARSB is also obliged to contribute tithe to support the poor and underprivileged communities in Malaysia. Last year alone, GARSB had contributed RM1 million in tithes,” said Azmir.

McDonald’s treats the children to a generous spread of local buka puasa delicacies during the event


Apart from honouring the presence of the orphans and the less fortunate and treating them to a generous spread of local buka puasa delicacies, McDonald’s Malaysia also announced its new Ramadan menu item – Nasi McD.


Launched on 10 May, Nasi McD is offered specially during the month of Ramadhan to satisfy McD customers who prefer to opt for rice to break their fast. Nasi McD offers aromatic rice cooked to perfection and served with special sambal plus a choice of either a hard-boiled egg, a piece of the famous crispy Ayam Goreng McD, or even both. With every purchase of Nasi McD, customers can add on a medium Iced Lemon Tea at a special price.

As in previous years, McDonald’s Malaysia is committed to join in the festivities and goodwill during Ramadhan with annual activities such as moreh sponsorship at surau or mosques within the vicinity of its restaurants, moreh sponsorship at 26 selected institutes of higher learning, as well as providing dates and bottled water to LRT commuters rushing home to break fast.

McDonald’s Malaysia has also been active in its grassroots activities conducted at restaurants nationwide. Since 2016 about 10,000 activities with the community have been held around the country. In addition, long-term social initiatives such as the ‘Anugerah Guru Inspirasi’ was introduced to honour selected teachers nationwide who went the extra mile in carrying out their tasks as educators and positively impacting students and the community. Also, the ‘Community Month’ programme is an annual initiative held in October of every year in conjunction with Malaysia Children’s Day. The programme consists of social weekly activities that give primary focus to children.









About McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with approximately 36,000 restaurants worldwide, serving more than 70 million customers daily in more than 100 countries. With 35 years of presence in Malaysia, McDonald’s serves over 13.5 million customers a month at more than 270 restaurants nationwide. McDonald’s employs more than 12,000 Malaysians in restaurants across the nation providing career, training and development opportunities. 

Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd (GARSB) is the owner and operator of the entire network of McDonald’s restaurant in Malaysia. The majority shareholder of GARSB is a Muslim individual, and the company is registered to contribute tithe. In 2017, GARSB had contributed RM1 million in tithe as part of its obligation as a corporate citizen. For more information on McDonald’s, please visit www.mcdonalds.com.my.

About Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS)

Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS) is a corporate entity established according to Section 5(1) Islamic Religious Administration Enactment (Selangor) 2003, obligated to promote, drive, assist and initiate the economic and social development and well-being of the Muslim community in line with the syari’ah. For more information, please visit http://www.mais.gov.my/  

About Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS)

Lembaga Zakat Selangor is a subsidiary under Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS) responsible for the collection of Zakat, creating awareness of paying Zakat and proper Zakat distribution especially in the state of Selangor. For more information, please visit http://www.zakatselangor.com.my/

About Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE)
Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan (YIDE) is a wholly owned company of Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS). Their Motto is “PRIHATIN KEBAJIKAN UMMAH”. Their primary scope of business is providing Haemodialysis Treatment Centre. Currently, YIDE has six branches of Pusat Dialisis MAIS (PDM)
in Shah Alam, Kapar, Taman Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Sungai Besar and Bukit Jelutong. For more information, please visit http://www.yide.com.my/.


Important Note:
MAIS’ collaboration with McDonald’s in this event is to extend a benefit to children in need in the community. It shall not be construed as MAIS’ endorsement of McDonald’s/GARSB in any way whatsoever. 


For further enquiries, please contact:

Rozita Ahmad | Wan Shariena Bahrom, McDonald’s Malaysia
+603.7843.3236

Muhammad Syafiq Bin Ahmad Fozi
Corporate Communication Division
Majlis Agama Islam Selangor
03-55143752(O) | 03-55124042 (F) | 013-3620108 (DL)

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