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LIFEBLOOD OF OUR COMMUNITY: MUIS HONOURS VOLUNTEERS AT ANNUAL MUIS AWARDS

MEDIA RELEASE

28 Sept 2019

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. Their passion and selfless dedication reflects not only our community’s success but mirrors the desire to become a community of success that is caring, towards a community that spreads rahmah to all.

In his speech, Chief Executive of Muis, Mr Esa Masood mentioned that this year’s award winners exemplified the defining values of the Malay Muslim community - character, competence and citizenry. He added that our volunteers possess skillsets and capabilities that make up the foundations of a community of success, defined by the values above.

At the event today held at Gardens By The Bay, around 300 guests attended the annual event honouring our volunteers. This year, the highest honour of Jasa Cemerlang (Outstanding) Award is presented to Ustaz Mohamad Hasbi Hassan in recognition for his long-standing stewardship and leadership in PERGAS and the RRG. Ustaz Mohamad Hasbi is well known in the community for his contribution towards the progressive development of our asatizah.

Speaking to media at the event, Ustaz Mohamad Hasbi urged those in the religious field to continue the good work of uplifting the community.

This award is meaningful but it is a special recognition not for me but for my fellow asatizah. It is a recognition of the good work and contribution they have made to community and the nation. I urge my fellow asatizah to continue striving and serve the community to the best of their abilities. With rapid development and change in our social landscape, we have the responsibility to guide and nurture our future generation to understand and apply the right Islamic knowledge.

This year, eight individuals were accorded the Jasa Bakti (Service) Award. They have shown true leadership, leading with dedication, enthusiasm and have contributed numerous years of voluntary service. Please refer to attached Fact Sheet for their profile details.

1) Dr Bibi Jan Mohd Ayyub                                                                    5) Mr Muhammad Hidhir Abdul Majid

2) Ms Hamidah Ibrahim                                                                         6) Hj Mustapha Kamal Osman

3) Ustaz Mohamad H Rais                                                                     7) Hj Mohamed Rashid Shariff

4) Hj Muhammad Effendy Ibrahim                                                      8) Hjh Norain Mohd Noor

At the event, representatives of the mosques and the President’s Challenge Charity Briyani led by Hj Allaudin Mohamed, Hj Paiman Supangat and Hj Shaick Fakrudeen presented a cheque worth $100,000 from the Muslim community to President Halimah Yacob. This is the annual contribution by the Muslim community to the annual President’s Challenge.

 

 

Recipients of the Jasa Cemerlang and Jasa Bakti award winners with President Halimah Yacob at the Muis Awards 2019 event.