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UTP Appointed as Wakaf Mutawalli

(18 May 2018)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has been appointed as wakaf 'Mutawalli' (administrator/inspectorate) by the Perak Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIPk).

Its acting vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said the appointment was to facilitate the building of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exploration Centre.

He said the exploration centre, initiated using funds from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sirim Berhad and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), would benefit UTP students and the public.

"We fully welcome the appointment as a trust and responsibility given to us which we will shoulder with full transparency and integrity," he said at the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on the wakaf effort and zakat distribution for the B40 group, here, today.

Meanwhile, MAIPk Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Dr Amiruddin Muhamed said MAIPk approved UTP's application to be the 'mutawalli' for a period of two years as it could comply with the shariah rules.

"The role of the 'mutawalli' is to collect enough wakaf funds to develop a specific project that has been approved," he said.

At the MoA-signing ceremony, UTP was represented by Mohamed Ibrahim and MAIPk by Amiruddin, and witnessed by Institute of Technology Petronas Sdn Bhd (ITPSB) board member, Datuk Raiha Azni Abdul Rahman.

Earlier, ITPSB handed over a zakat contribution of RM1 million to Tabung Amanah Zakat UTP, as well as zakat and incentive payments to 72 needy students of UTP.

Source:  BERNAMA