Pusat Pungutan Zakat (PPZ / Zakat Collection Center) is one of the most successful zakat institutions in Malaysia in terms of collecting zakat fund. As part of its success in increasing zakat collection, PPZ held a "majelis raya" or eid celebration ceremony to honour its zakat payers and other stakeholders. This annual event was held on Tuesday (7/10) in Dewan Perdana Felda, Kuala Lumpur.

BAZNAS was also invited to the event. BAZNAS delegates comprising Arifin Purwakananta (BAZNAS Deputy), Jaja Jaelani (BAZNAS Secretary) and Irfan Syauqi Beik (Director of BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies) were attending the event with the message to strengthen the relationship between PPZ and BAZNAS.

The new PPZ CEO Ahmad Shukri Yusoff in his welcoming speech appreciated the achievement made by PPZ this year and expected more awareness of the Malaysian muslims to pay their zakat through amil institutions. He also welcomed BAZNAS delegates.

BAZNAS Deputy, Arifin Purwakananta, expressed his deep appreciation towards long term cooperation between BAZNAS and PPZ and expected that this collaboration would remain strong in the future. The role of the two institutions is very significant in developing better zakat system globally. Meanwhile, Puskas BAZNAS director, Irfan Syauqi Beik, also hoped that collaboration between PPZ and BAZNAS would strengthen endeavour to optimize global zakat potential. "BAZNAS and PPZ have shared the same vision of global zakat development, and it is good to know that both institutions have worked on the same direction", Irfan said. Once again, congratulation for PPZ remarkable achievement in building zakat system.

Rep: Puskas BAZNAS