Caring Companies Helping Out During MCO
The Movement Control Order has significantly impacted the lives of many who are now restricted to staying at home, with a number of companies being forced to close due to the nature of their work being inconvenient for working from home. However, a number of caring companies remain up and running, and now they’re going the extra mile to aid those among us who are more vulnerable during this time. Let’s have a look at these caring companies that are making a difference during the Movement Control Order.
Jack Ma Foundation/Alibaba Foundation
Jack Ma has recently donated much-needed supplies through his personal foundation, the Jack Ma Foundation, as well as the foundation of his company, Alibaba. Two cargo flights operated by Malaysia Airlines arrived at KLIA on the evening of 25 March 2020 carrying face masks, COVID-19 testing kits, protective suits and face shields.
As early as 19 March, Jack Ma announced that these supplies will be distributed across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, and they will collectively receive a total of two million face masks, testing kits for 150,000 people, 20,000 protective suits and 20,000 face shields. Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, the owner of KLIA, helps to ensure the smooth delivery and distribution of eCommerce goods as well as medical supplies throughout the various countries in the region through the e-fulfilment hub in KLIA, hence why these supplies are first delivered to Malaysia before they are further distributed to the other three countries mentioned.
Sembang is a local eatery located in Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, PJ. Prior to the Movement Control Order, they are a restaurant that also does events and catering featuring local favourites like mee goreng mamak. Recently on 24 March 2020, their founder, Tim Fernandez, launched an initiative to deliver Chinese Fried Rice and Nasi Goreng Kampung to the police, army and medical frontliners in a total of 5 hospitals and 4 police centres. Tim is personally pledging 50 packets, and they are accepting donations from the public who wish to support them in this endeavour, with RM10 per packet of rice, while they are absorbing the cost of drinks and delivery.
If you wish to donate to them, here are their banking details:
Sembang Asia Maybank Account: 512754539712
They have requested that you indicate your donations with “MCO” in the transaction details in order to facilitate them in recognising donations for food delivery.
Coway Malaysia is a local subsidiary of Korea’s largest water purifier company, Wongjoon Coway Co. Ltd, known for its water filters and dispensers. On 23 March 2020, Coway Malaysia has donated 100,000 three-layer face masks to the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility. This is also in line with its motto as “The Life Care Company”. This donation to the RMP is in recognition and appreciation of their service as frontliners in safeguarding the security of the nation.
Shan Poornam is a scheduled waste management group based in Penang. Like Coway Malaysia, it donated 100,000 surgical masks to frontliners, and it has also included government hospital staff and immigration and environmental officers among the recipients. Apart from the 100,000 masks that were donated, it also supplied 20,000 masks to its staff and their families.
Meatology by Chef Yenni Law
Meatology by Chef Yenni Law is a restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that specialises in meat. Meatology is also the name of Chef Yenni’s 2015 cookbook. Currently, Chef Yenni is still operating Meatology for takeaways and food deliveries, while at the same time seeking contributions for feeding Praise Emanuel Children Home. If you would also like to contribute to the feeding of the orphans, you can contact Chef Yenni through their Facebook page.
Titijaya Land Berhad, Spanco Sdn Bhd, DRB Hicom Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, YTL Corporation Berhad
The five companies Titijaya Land Berhad, Spanco Sdn Bhd, DRB Hicom Berhad, MMC Corporation Berhad, and YTL Corporation Berhad have collectively donated 520,000 face masks (by Titijaya Land Berhad) and RM5 million (RM2 million from Spanco; RM1 million from DRB Hicom; RM1 million from MMC Corporation; RM1 million from YTL Corporation) to the COVID-19 Fund which was launched by the Malaysian government to aid those who are suffering from the pandemic.
In addition to the caring comp above, here are a few things to highlight:
Firstly, the Malaysian government has announced that all donations to the COVID-19 Fund launched by the government will receive tax deductions.
Secondly, Zoo Negara is in desperate need of funding as the MCO has affected its sales of tickets and donations, forcing it to use its emergency funds to cover the operational costs of keeping the animals healthy, and this fund can only last them up to three months. Rosly@Rahmat Ahmat Lana, the deputy president of Zoo Negara, has said that anyone who wishes to donate can do so via their Adopt An Animal campaign, which provides various rewards depending on the amount of your donation.
Are there any other caring companies you know of that are actively helping out our fellow Malaysians? Know of any that are seeking donations? Let us know in the comments so that we can all help each other out as one Malaysia!
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