Gas Malaysia extends helping hand for the visually impaired

The visually impaired community will receive a helping hand from Gas Malaysia Bhd as part of the latter’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

The maiden event under the initiative took place earlier this month when they distributed groceries to 65 visually impaired individuals at Madrasathul Gouthiyah Surau in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.

The Persatuan Orang-Orang Cacat Penglihatan Islam Malaysia (Pertis) members received hampers containing rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, flour, canned food and other basic provisions.

The event was organised in collaboration with Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM).

“In order for our business to be sustainable, we should balance our business ambitions with CSR initiatives. On this premise, this year Gas Malaysia has planned to provide assistance to the visually impaired community,” Gas Malaysia CEO Ahmad Hashimi Abdul Manap said in a statement.

He attended the event along with IRM CEO Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin and Pertis chairman Muhammad Faizal Che Yusof. Also present to assist with the packing and distribution were Gas Malaysia employees and IRM volunteers.

“This is our way of giving back to the society, bringing cheer to the underprivileged,” said Ahmad Hashimi.

Gas Malaysia, a member of MMC Corp Bhd, was established in 1992 to sell, market and distribute natural gas, as well as to construct, operate and maintain the natural gas distribution system within Peninsular Malaysia. In 2000, it was also granted the licence to supply and sell reticulated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Gas Malaysia currently operates and maintains over 2,200km of pipeline across Peninsular Malaysia, supplying natural gas and LPG to over 800 industrial customers, more than 2,300 commercial customers and over 35,000 residential customers.