Takaful IKHLAS Korban Perdana Related News
New Straits Times, 9 Nov 2011
Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (second from left) and Datuk Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman (left) presenting a gift to Muhd Shahrizal Akmal Muhd Sabry, 9 (in wheelchair). — Picture by Nurul Shafina Jemenon
The government will be studying how to ease the congestion at the New Pantai Expressway next to Kampung Kerinchi
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry will be looking into the traffic congestion on the New Pantai Expressway next to Kampung Kerinchi.
The traffic situation has worsened over the years with the rapid development in and around Bangsar South.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said studies will be carried out to look for a solution to the congestion.
He said during off-peak hours, it only takes a few minutes to get to Kampung Kerinchi, but at peak hours, it takes more than 30 minutes.
"The Kerinchi area is developing fast and the traffic conditions will be have to be addressed promptly. We have to take into consideration the needs of the people who live there," he said, after officiating the Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd, Majlis Korban Perdana at the Masjid Al-Ikhlaslah in Kampung Kerinchi.
Raja Nong Chik also said the contra-flow bus and taxi lane in Jalan Tun Sambanthan is expected to start early next month.
The project, when implemented, will see buses running from the Public Bank at the intersection of Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4 to a point before Jalan Tun Sambanthan, next to the Little India fountain, before heading towards Jalan Syed Putra.
At the moment, buses and other vehicles from the city enter Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4 near YMCA before proceeding through Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad to Seputeh.
Brickfields residents have complained of the traffic congestion in Sultan Abdul Samad. They are calling for the buses plying the area to be re-routed to Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
Meanwhile, at Kampung Kerinchi, Raja Nong Chik presented 50 less fortunate residents in the area with zakat contributions.
He also gave out RM5,000 each to the Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association and Baitul Makmur Welfare Organisation.
The zakat contributions were given by Takaful Ikhlas as part of their corporate social responsibility programme.
Takaful Ikhlas also donated 10 cows and 10 goats in conjunction with Hari Raya Haji. The meat from the sacrifice was cooked and distributed to the residents in Kampung Kerinchi.
Takaful Ikhlas chief executive officer Datuk Syed Moheeb Syed Kamarulzaman said this was the fourth year the company was organising the Hari Raya Haji event and giving out zakat contributions.
"Takaful Ikhlas is concerned about the welfare of the less fortunate. We understand that our success should be shared with the poor," he said.
Raja Nong Chik praised Takaful Ikhlas for their generosity and spending time with the Kampung Kerinchi residents.
"We hope more corporate companies will come forward to help the less fortunate," he said.