Orang asli not forgotten during CMCO

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 May 2020:

People in Kampung Orang Asli Serendah and Kampung Orang Asli Gurney get free meals to break fast, thanks to Lay Hong Bhd.

Executive director Datuk Yap Chor How said in a statement the initiative is ‘in conjunction with the celebration of the holy month of Ramadan Al-Mubarak. A total of 1,000 packs of rice boxes, with ingredients comprise of products from Nippon Premium NutriPlus have been distributed”.

“As an integrated food producer, we need to ensure the Nation’s food supply is not disrupted, and also it is our responsibility to reach to those in need and hit hard by this pandemic. The campaign aims to reduce the burdens faced by orang asli due to the lockdown forced by the Covid-19 pandemic”

Separately, Yayasan Petronas is reaching out to 757 residents from eight old folks’ homes with the contribution of hand sanitisers and dispensers to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, particularly amongst the elderly.

It will be distributing these items to old folks’ homes in Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, and Terengganu in collaboration with Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat – as part of its ongoing commitment in ensuring the well-being of the people and communities.

Yayasan Petronas chief executive officer Lita Osman said: “We hope that with our contribution of hand sanitisers and dispensers, these senior citizens are able to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 as well as other viruses, as they are amongst those who are most vulnerable to disease.”

This latest initiative is part of Yayasan Petronas’ contribution of critical medical equipment and supplies worth RM20 million to aid the country’s hospitals, healthcare front-liners and high-risk groups in mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.