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Mah Sing Foundation and Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum combine efforts, to donate RM300,000 for food aid initiatives


5 JULY, KUALA LUMPUR – As part of the continuous effort to support the government in aiding the needy communities, Mah Sing Foundation (MSF) and Mah Sing’s Founder and Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum are joining hands to donate a total of RM300,000 to various organisations to assist those in need, especially whose incomes are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest sum of donation will be contributed through non-profit organisations partners like OpsHarapan, Waz Lian Foundation and Hopes Malaysia which MSF is currently partnering for its Sustainable Livelihoods programme in Kota Belud, Sabah. MSF itself will hand out the remainder to the underserved beneficiaries from its current programmes in Pangsapuri Enggang, PPR Seri Alam and PPR Pudu Ulu, through monthly grocery distributions for at least five months starting next month.

Mah Sing’s Founder and Group Managing Director, Tan Sri’ Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum said, “One of the biggest consequences of the pandemic has been the economic challenges faced by the Rakyat, and it is important that we all pull together to help one another, especially those who may be most affected at this time of uncertainties. Hence, I have decided to step out to lend help to fellow Malaysians following the Government’s initiative to expand the food basket programme through the recent National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih).”

“All these initiatives that MSF and I are supporting are targeted to provide support to the urban poor, particularly those who have seen their incomes impacted by the pandemic. We hope that our contributions will go some way in easing the burden on the families, and at the same time assist these non-profit organisations as they struggle with low funds in tackling this problem. I wish this will continue to create the ripple effect of kindness (抛砖引玉 pao zhuan yin yu) and encourage more public and other corporations to join MSF and myself for this cause as we help fight this suffering that knows no borders. After all, we should all be there for each other.” he added.

Mah Sing Foundation’s Chairman, Dato’ Indera Syed Norulzaman Syed Kamarulzaman said, “Despite mitigating measures to fight the COVID-19 cases daily, we cannot deny that the socio-economic issues caused by the pandemic continue to impact the B40 families. They are much more likely to be unemployed and experiencing further worsening food insecurity than before, which may force them to adopt less healthy diets, thereby magnifying the country’s malnutrition issues. Tan Sri Leong and MSF are trying to provide the assistance as much as we could, not only through initiatives like these, but also through the many impactful programmes that MSF is running for the community in the PPR. The Foundation has always been committed to helping local communities, especially those who are from the low-income group such as the Learning Through Individualised Teaching and women entrepreneurship programme.”

Founded in 2005, MSF strives to make lasting changes in the lives of the underserved community with key focus in Malaysia by forging sustainable strategic collaborations with various stakeholders to make this change a reality. In 2020 alone, MSF has supported over 35 schools and NGOs, whilst impacting the lives of more than 160,000 individuals.

Mah Sing has 52 projects in Greater Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Penang, Johor, and Sabah and is one of Malaysia’s fully integrated developers with residential, commercial, hospitality and industrial developments. The Group is best known for crafting affordable homes and finding innovative ways to deliver products and services that are of high quality and excellence.

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