Malakoff provides aid to needy families in Perak, Johor

The assistance included the distribution of essential food items such as rice, cooking oil and our

by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic credit: ANNUAL REPORT

MALAKOFF Corp Bhd has recently provided food aid to 500 underprivileged families in Perak and Johor, who have been severely impacted by the movement restrictions as part of its corporate social responsibility activities.

The assistance included the distribution of essential food items such as rice, cooking oil and flour to several families from Mukim Serkat in Pontian, Johor, and Kampung Segari in Lumut, Perak.

Malakoff worked closely with the local community leaders in identifying the affected families who were in need of additional assistance.

CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib said even after more than a year since the pandemic began, the full impacts of pandemic are still looming.

“While some of us are able to retain some form of normalcy by working or studying in the comforts of our homes, there are families who are currently grappling with the whole situation and in dire need of aid.

“As an organisation concerned on welfare, we must make it our duty to identify these families and ensure that at the very least, they should never run short of food supplies,” he said.

Aside from this food contribution, the company had previously run a donation drive to accelerate the finances of affected staff particularly for those who live within the communities where their plants operate.

To date, Malakoff has contributed RM539,040 since the beginning of the pandemic.

“I am grateful that our close relationship with the local communities have paved the way for us to reach out and provide assistance to the struggling families in Pontian and Lumut,” Anwar Syahrin added.

In line with one of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals toward no poverty, he hoped that the donation would provide immediate aid while ensuring that no one goes hungry or is left behind.