It's no question that the flood victims need as much help as they can get in these trying times.
However, Bank Muamalat in Seremban decided to reject a cheque from a church as it was deemed not 'halal'.
The issue arose when Seremban-based Chinese charity group, Wah Chai Association, tried to deposit a Maybank cheque for RM 1,500 at the bank.
GILA!! A cheque issued by a church was rejected by Bank Muamalat in Seremban, Malaysia, twice as it was deemed non-halal as it was issued by a Church. Stupid bank, stupid ppl. We should hv Halal & Haram money. See how these stupids survive. pic.twitter.com/89Pl5SRiEi— Siti Kasim (@sitikasim) December 26, 2021
After getting help from Lobak state assemblyman, Chew Seh Yong, the charity committee members tried to deposit the cheque again. But, it bounced again for the same reason.
Following a discussion with the bank employees, the bank headquarters gave instruction to accept the cheque. They cited 'technical error' for earlier rejections.