Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad and its subsidiaries reached out to help ease the burden of communities affected by recent floods in Penang in the Tasek Gelugor, Seberang Perai area.
About 300 families from Kampung Terus, Kampung Paya Tok Akil, Kampung Pertama and Kampung Kubu received FGV’s food items worth RM30,000 ranging from cooking oil to sweetened creamer, products of its downstream subsidiary, Delima Oil Products Sdn Bhd, as well as Gula Prai from FGV’s listed subsidiary MSM Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
The items were distributed to the communities by MSM Prai Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer, Osman A. Karim. Thirty of MSM’s staff were also affected by the floods and received assistance from the Group amounting to RM38,000.
FGV Group President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zakaria Arshad said the Group have always mobilised its internal resources to assist disaster victims.
“FGV Group will be distributing disaster kits worth RM30,000 this year, which contain essential items such as a blanket, towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc., to relief centres. Part of the funds for this activity are donated by our staff nationwide and the kits will be prepared by our volunteers at the headquarters.
“We will be prepared to distribute the kits whenever there are disasters, we hope our small assistance will bring some comfort to the victims,” said Dato’ Zakaria.