Islamic Relief has opened a new office in Malaysia to help fundraise for its humanitarian projects around the world. The official launch, attended by former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, took place on 3rd May 2005 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
The event was also attended by representatives from embassies, government departments, the corporate sector, religious bodies and NGOs.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Mahathir supported Islamic Relief’s policy of helping non-Muslims as well as Muslims and said this was particularly important for the public image of Islam.
Islamic Relief’s President, Dr Hany El Banna, said the new fundraising office is one of eleven strategically placed offices around the world.
With one of the fastest growing economies in the region and a well developed infrastructure, Malaysia has the potential to become a regional hub for Islamic Relief’s work in the area.