Acting Jakarta Governor, Basuki 'Ahok' T Purnama pays alms amounting to Rp 25 million through Jakarta Muslim Charitable Donations Board (Bazis). The alms was directly received by Head of Jakarta BAZIS, Jubaidi Adih on the sidelines of 2014 Ramadan Activity titled "Victory and Grace for All People" held in Senayan, Tuesday (7/15).
" Mr. Basuki, charity social absorption this year is higher than last year, from Rp 20 million to Rp 25 million"
"Mr. Basuki, charity social absorption this year is higher than last year, from Rp 20 million to Rp 25 million," said Cak Lontong, a host of the 2014 Ramadan Activity.
On that occasion, the activity was also attended by officials serving under Jakarta Provincial Government and direction of Jakarta Regional-Owned Enterprises (BUMD). They also gave alms through Jakarta Bazis.
"This thing that I took from religious advice (tausyiah) from a kid that I met. We're like a pipe, if the pipe is corroded and its water clogged until causing rotten smell. But if the water flows, its quality will be good. Principally, every religion has a god. If you hold it, you will be blessed and rich," he expressed.
He also tells his life experience when his father died, leaving a lot of debt. Yet the time was proved, he and his brother (Regent of East Belitung) could become official. This can be achieved because of their life has bestowed blessings thus what has been given to the needy, it will be replaced with double.
"I intend to talk like this because of the officials' contribution is still lacking. If Muslims give 2.5 percent, called as alms, and Christians also give 10 percent, but I guess it's still lacking. Yet there are many Muslims also giving 2.5 percent. If all privileged people give alms in large quantities, there would be no underprivileged people in Jakarta. All will be solved," he said.
In the activity, he also handed appreciation to outstanding officers. Among them are South Jakarta Administration, Setiabudi Sub-District, Kuningan Timur Urban Village, and Jakarta Tax Service Department.
Besides Basuki, alms was also given by some heads of regional working units (SKPD) and BUMD direction. They are Head of Jakarta Satpol PP, Kukuh Hadi Santoso (Rp 150 million), Head of Jakarta Tax Service Department, Iwan Setiawandi (Rp 50 million), and five mayors (Rp 15 million).