FGV Holdings Bhd, Micron Technology Inc and Perodua have taken the initiative to provide assistance to the B40 income group and communities in need during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
Micron Technology said it would be donating RM2.6 mil from its Micron Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund to support the Malaysian community and to address immediate and future needs of those impacted by the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.
“Malaysia is one of five countries prioritised to receive grants from Micron Foundation’s global relief fund, which is dedicated to providing financial aid to those disproportionately affected by Covid-19,” it said in a statement today.
It said the foundation would be partnering with local organisations to disburse the fund through donations to the most-in-need groups, including frontline workers and hospitals, charitable homes for children and the elderly, and underprivileged families in the communities surrounding Micron’s facilities in Muar, Johor and Penang.
Meanwhile, Perodua is contributing RM2 mil to the National Disaster Management Agency’s (NADMA) Covid-19 fund along with 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans and 300 pairs of rubber boots to the Sungai Buloh Hospital to aid the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.
Its president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the funds and contributions are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure that Malaysia would recover as fast as possible.
Meanwhile, FGV has collaborated with the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities and the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) to distribute 10,000 food relief bags to the B40 and other communities.
Group CEO Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said the contribution to selected Felda areas and communities in Kedah, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu is a continuation of the 3,000 food relief bags donated to selected non-governmental organisations on March 26. — April 3, 2020, Bernama