PTP, LPJ share Ramadhan joy with the less fortunate

Some 200 underprivileged families received food aid packages and cash vouchers from the annual activity 

by AUFA MARDHIAH / Pic courtesy of PTP

PORT of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), a member of MMC Group, has collaborated with the Johor Port Authority (LPJ) to give back to the less fortunate community of Gelang Patah and Johor Baru with its annual Tijarah Ramadhan Programme and bubur lambuk distribution. 

Throughout the three-day programme, a total of 200 under- privileged families from Kampung Ladang, Kampung Pok, Kampung Desa Paya Mengkuang, Kampung Tanjung Adang, Kampung Pekajang, Kampung Tiram Duku, Kampung Pulai and Larkin Flat received food aid packages and cash vouchers. 

LPJ GM Kamaruzaman Munasir said the food and finance distribution throughout Ramadhan is an annual activity that LPJ looks forward to organising with PTP. 

“This year, volunteers were divided into small groups to reach out to the underprivileged community and allowed us to spread more Ramadhan cheer by spending some time with the recipients,” he said in a statement yesterday. 

Meanwhile, PTP CEO Marco Neelsen said under the umbrella of MMC Group, PTP has always been at the forefront to champion social causes by investing resources into taking care of the sustainability of its community and environment respectively. 

“With the transition into the endemic phase, there are some parts of the community that are still affected post-Covid-19 lockdown. 

“The objective of this effort is not only to share the joy of sharing Ramadhan iftar with the public, but most importantly is to strengthen the relationship between PTP staff and the local community,” hesaid.

Meanwhile, a recipient of the aid from Kampung Tiram Duku Alimat Arshat was grateful to receive donations from PTP and LPJ.

“Since Covid-19 hit us, it has been hard to get by without a fixed income. With this aid, I am able to prepare a small Aidilfitri celebration for my family,” he said.

Prior to the distribution, 40 PTP and LPJ volunteers distributed 1,000 packs of bubur lambuk cooked and packed by Kelab Usahawanita Bidadari — a single mother association based in Johor Baru.

As part of PTP’s initiative to reduce plastic usage, the savoury porridges were packed in food flasks and eco-friendly bowls before being distributed to orphanages, old folks’ homes, poverty-stricken families and the homeless within Gelang Patah and Johor Baru.

For more than 14 years, PTP, in collaboration with LPJ, has been implementing Tijarah Ramadan Programme involving a Aidilfitri and bubur lambuk distribution which not only help the development of sustainable community but also as an avenue for PTP staff to continuously give back to the community via corporate social responsibility activities.