Gas Malaysia subsidiary aids needy students

GAS Malaysia Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary, Gas Malaysia Energy and Services Sdn Bhd (GMES) and its customer Central Medicare Sdn Bhd recently provided assistance to 188 underprivileged students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong (SKCJ) in Teluk Intan, Perak for their new schooling term. 

This initiative aligns with Gas Malaysia’s ongoing commitment to support underprivileged students within the bottom 40% (B40) category. 

Through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives such as these, Gas Malaysia believes in the transformative power of education. 

This programme fell within one of Gas Malaysia’s four CSR pillars, namely “Education”. 

CustomersIt also provided GMES with an invaluable opportunity to engage with its customer, fostering mutually beneficial partnerships aimed at enhancing societal wellbeing. 

The event was attended by the Gas Malaysia management team together with the representatives from Central Medicare. 

This community outreach initiative sought to, some extent, ease the burden of families as they prepare for the start of the new schooling term, ensuring that every student, irrespective of their circumstances, possessed the essential resources to pursue their education effectively. 

The provisions extended to the students included items such as school uniforms, shoes, school bags, workbooks, stationery supplies and other related items. 

This is in addition to enhancing the infrastructure of SKCJ, including building repairs and classroom equipment upgrades, further demonstrating their pledge to support a conducive learning experience. 

Gas Malaysia group CEO Ahmad Hashimi Abdul Manap said by joining forces with Central Medicare, they are leveraging collective strengths to make a meaningful difference. 

“This collaborative effort underscores our commitment to creating a wider and more profound impact, touching the lives of a broader spectrum of individuals. 

“Through initiatives like the ‘Back To School’ programme, we aspire to uplift communities, empower individuals and ultimately contribute to a brighter and more inclusive society,” he said at the event on March 1. 

Central Medicare, a GMES customer since 2018, has established a business presence in Changkat Jong contributing to the rubber glove industry. 

As part of their ongoing collaboration, GMES is slated to provide natural gas supply for Central Medicare’s second plant, which is targeted to commence operations in April 2024 at Changkat Jong. 

“As we move forward, Gas Malaysia and its subsidiary companies are committed to exploring alternative avenues to better serve the broader community. 

“We firmly believe that sustainable growth hinges on striking a delicate balance between our business aspirations and responsible corporate practices,” Ahmad Hashimi said. 

He added that by embracing this ethos, Gas Malaysia pledged to not only advance its business interests but also uphold its social and environmental responsibilities. TMR / pic credit: MEDIA MULIA

  • This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition