Petronas pledges RM25 million towards flood relief efforts


KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — Petronas is contributing RM25 million towards relief efforts to assist victims of the floods that have displaced thousands in many parts of the country. The fund, pledged by units and subsidiaries within the Petronas Group, including Yayasan Petronas, will augment the total sum contributed by other government-linked companies (GLCs) that are part of the GLC Disaster Relief Network (GDRN).

Separately, Kelab Sukan dan Rekreasi Petronas, the Association of Wives and Women Employees of Petronas, and Badan Kebajikan Islam Petronas have jointly embarked on a donation drive to be channeled to the victims via the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), Petronas said in a statement here, today.

As in previous years, Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) will be deploying its ROVR refuelling truck to flood-hit areas to serve customers or rescue operations where petrol stations are closed or inaccessible.

Petronas is also extending assistance to its employees affected by the floods, including providing temporary accommodation, meal allowances, special leave, financial assistance, and food and consumables, it said.