Media Statement - Special Collection in Aid of Victims of Myanmar Floods

MEDIA STATEMENT

14 August 2015

  1. All 69 mosques in Singapore, in collaboration with the Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF), is organising a special fund raising effort in aid of the victims of the devastating floods in Myanmar. 12 out of 14 states and regions in Myanmar are suffering severe flooding with four regions designated as disaster zones. The cyclonebattered western state of Rakhine is the hardest hit.
  2. Throughout the country, over 100 people have died and more than one mill ion deemed "critically affected" by the rising floods, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This is the worst natural disaster since Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 140,000 people in May 2008.

  3. In the spirit of blessings-to-all, all 69 mosques in Singapore will participate in this special collection and extend a hand of support to those devastated by the floods. Funds collected will be handed over to Mercy Relief who is currently on the ground to provide immediate life-saving relief and aid in the form of food, clean water, medicine and basic necessities and possibly rebuilding homes devastated by the floods.

  4. Donation boxes will be placed at all 69 mosques beginning this Saturday. 15 August to Friday. 21 August 2015. All boxes will be marked "Special Collection for Victims of Myanmar Floods". Members of the public can also offer their donation in cash or by cheque. All cheques should be made payable to "RLAF" with the words "Special Collection In Aid of Victims of Myanmar Floods" written on the back. Cash andcheques can be delivered to Muis Building at the Singapore Islamic Hub, No 273,Braddell Road Singapore 579702. In addition, the public can make their contributionsonline via www.muis.gov.sg/epayment/Donations.aspx up to 31 August 2015.

  5. The Singapore Muslim community (SMC) prays that the people of Myanmar affected by the floods will be given the strength and resilience to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the floods. The SMC also offers prayer for a speedy end to the flood situation that is affecting the country's rice bowl region and for life to return to normalcy.

  6. For clarification, please contact Mr Zainul Abidin Ibrahim at 6359 1430, Mr Paiman Supangat at 6454 7472 or Mr Asri Sunawan at 6359 1434.

RAHMATAN LIL ALAMIN FOUNDATION (RLAF)

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