PETALING JAYA, 20 June – Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) shared the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan with 40 children from Rumah Bakti Cahaya Hati (RBCH), Bandar Tasik Puteri, Rawang, during its Majlis Berbuka Puasa ceremony held at Masjid Tengku Kelana Jaya Petra (MTKJP) in Kelana Jaya, Selangor.

The Majlis Berbuka Puasa was hosted by CGC Chairman, Y. Bhg Dato’ Agil Natt. Also present at the event was Dato’ Agil’s spouse, Datin Sharifah Fatmah, CGC’s Board of Directors, Y. Bhg Datuk David Chua, Encik Mohamed Rashdi Mohamed Ghazalli and spouse Pn. Rosnah, Y. Bhg Dato’ Hj. Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman and spouse Datin Sharifah Zahrah, Mr. Ong Eng Bin, Puan Nadzirah Abd. Rashid and CGC President / Chief Executive Officer, En. Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak and spouse Nik Rosemiza Nik Mohd. About 350 CGC staff and their spouses and children attend the event as well.

The children’s arrival was greeted with great delight by CGC staff. The event started off with a ‘tazkirah’ by Y.Bhg. Imam Imran Nasoha, Imam 1 from Masjid Subang Jaya prior to the breaking-of-fast ceremony.

A total of 40 children, aged four (4) to 17 years old, were treated with a special Ramadhan buffet. They enjoyed their dinner with the company of CGC staff and their family members. All members of the public were also invited to break-fast and have dinner at the event. The breaking-of-fast was followed by Maghrib prayers and the congregation then proceeded with dinner and Terawih prayers soon after and ended with light refreshments or “Moreh”.

CGC’s President / Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak said, “It was indeed heart-warming and meaningful to spend time and celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with the children. By hosting this ceremony, we were able to put some festive joy and happiness into their lives as they look forward to celebrating Hari Raya Aidlfitri.”

Zamree also said that this is the time for them to embrace the joy of Eid celebration and it is our responsibility to ensure that the less fortunate members of the society are cared for.

In conjunction with Majlis Berbuka Puasa, CGC contributed RM8,000 to Rumah Bakti Cahaya Hati. The contribution was courtesy of CGC and its staff who had prior to the event organised a donation drive amongst the staff to raise some funds for the orphanage. The cheque was presented by Dato’ Agil Natt to the orphanage and witnessed by Zamree. The children, both from the orphanage and of CGC Staff, were given ‘duit raya’ and goody bags by CGC’s Board of Directors and senior management as a special treat.

According to RBCH caretaker Ustaz Hisham Hassan, the orphanage greatly welcomes contributions as this would assist them in continuously providing the basic necessities such as food, shelter and education. RBCH also provides home schooling as well as skills and vocational training to the children to provide an overall learning experience for them. “I thank CGC for the generous contribution they have made to RBCH”, said Hisham.

Majlis Berbuka Puasa is an annual event held by CGC to support the less fortunate and underprivileged children. It is also to promote and foster the spirit of caring and social responsibility among its staff.