The foundation has distributed needed supplies, electrical goods and equipment to restore homes and schools.
15 December, PENANG – Ask any Malaysian and they would all be aware of the recent flood disaster in Penang that has displaced more than 12,000 people over the weekend and affected almost 100,000 people. Organisations and individuals from all over the nation has come together to provide aid to the Penangites in need. Restoring houses and cleaning up the aftermath of the flood was made possible in a short time frame with the team work of the government as well as various organisations like Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing).
The Group responded to the immediate needs of the victims with a team of 25 Mah Sing’s staffs and a group of volunteers handing out aid distribution on the second day of the disaster via its charity arm, Mah Sing Foundation. To date in December 2017, Mah Sing Foundation has donated a total of close to RM300,000 from its RM500,000 pledge to aid the flood victims.
Among the contributions made were RM50,000 to Penang State Government, RM20,000 to Pusat Khidmat DUN Batu Maung, RM10,000 to SRJK(C) Chung Wah Confusion A. Mah Sing’s Group Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum said, “We are very sympathetic to the situation and we want to help out as much as we can to those who are affected by the flood disaster. As a responsible property developer, we do not only want to build sustainable homes but also assist in building and maintaining sustainable communities. The community’s welfare very important to us and we hope our contributions will be able to play a part in restoring the island to its vibrancy.”
Chairman of Mah Sing Foundation, Dato’ Indera Syed Norulzaman bin Kamarulzaman said that the contributions will be utilised to restore homes and schools as well as providing needed equipment and machineries for repairing work. “Aside from giving monetary contribution to respective organisations, we have also distributed household items, electrical goods, and bedding accessories to 3 communities in Penang with more than 600 households, including Mah Sing’s own staffs that were badly affected by the disaster. Moral support in times like these is very important too, so we hope our presence will be able to lift the spirit of those affected.”