Petronas, Khazanah contribute more than RM32m for flood aid

Partner NGOs from the GLCs and GLICs have also embarked on donation drive and humanitarian assistance to the victims 

By TMR / Pic Source

MAJOR government-linked companies (GLCs) are contributing RM32.5 million towards relief efforts to assist flood victims nationwide under the GLC Disaster Relief Network (GDRN) 

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is allocating RM25 million, where the fund, pledged by units and subsidiaries within the group including Yayasan Petronas, will augment the total sum contributed by other GLCs that are part of the GDRN, the company said. 

Separately, the 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 channelled to the victims via the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. 

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

The state oil firm 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. 

Meanwhile, Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Yayasan Hasanah pledge RM7.5 million to help flood victims. 

Khazanah is contributing RM5 million to help support immediate relief efforts in the following days while its foundation Yayasan Hasanah is providing RM2.5 million to support the relief efforts. 

“Alongside the monetary contribution, Yayasan Hasanah is also working together with its partner NGOs to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the victims,” it said. 

The GDRN is managed by a joint-secretariat led by Yayasan Hasanah and Yayasan Telekom Malaysia. 

“These are challenging times for many Malaysians. In responding to the situation, Khazanah together with Yayasan Hasanah having mobilised various efforts on the ground to support and help the victims as we aid the government’s effort to ensure the fast recovery of the households affected,” Khazanah MD Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir said. 

“We will do all that is possible, and are encouraged that Malaysians from all walks of life have come together to lend a helping hand and support those affected by the floods.” 

Yayasan Hasanah MD Datuk Shahira Ahmed Bazari said various GLCs and government-linked investment companies (GLICs) are already on the ground to provide coordinated and streamlined humanitarian assistance to the victims. 

“We are also working closely with NGOs nationwide to assist those in need.” 

The financial contributions will be used for emergency responses such as logistics, and providing food and hygiene kits for families and children, she said. 

“Khazanah, Yayasan Hasanah and our partners will also provide medical aid including sanitisers, rapid test kits and masks. During the recovery stage, the financial contributions will be used for cleaning equipment, providing basic home necessities, back to school kits and supporting volunteers.”