Saturday, October 24

Perkim Sarawak wants all its branches to have own office space


Hanifah (seated centre) in a group photo with Perkim Sarawak members during the AGM in Kuching yesterday. Fatimah is on her right. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: Malaysian Muslim Welfare Organisation (Perkim) Sarawak will soon draw up a Land Application Guideline and distribute it to all its branches.

Perkim Sarawak chairperson Dato Hanifah Taib-Alsree said this was to ensure every branch had their own office space for administration and for holding its activities.

“Perkim branches should try to make plans to apply for land as part of a long-term plan to facilitate administrative work and management, implementation of activities, and to ensure permanent financial resources,” she said at the 27th Perkim annual general meeting (AGM) here yesterday.

Perkim Sarawak currently has 4,270 members scattered over 18 branches.

Hanifah also called on Perkim members to learn and be inspired by other organisations.

Citing Perkim Sarawak’s trip to Singapore last October, she expressed her awe to witness how board of directors, administrative staff and volunteers of an organisation showed a committed, responsible, and sincere work ethic.

“Their strong spirit of volunteerism played a big role in shaping their organisation, particularly welfare ones, to progress effectively.

“I hope Perkim members in Sarawak can learn from them and instill this value in Perkim Sarawak.”

Hanifah also advised members to inculcate a positive and practical work culture.

A total of 167 Perkim members attended the AGM.

Present was Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, who is also Perkim Sarawak vice chairperson.