KUALA LUMPUR, 28 May 2015

In response to tragic reports on Rohingya refugees, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has made a contribution RM120,000 to support the on-going aid operations efforts through MERCY Malaysia.

MERCY Malaysia, a non-profit organisation focusing on providing medical relief, sustainable health-related development and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and non-crisis situations, has begun providing relief aid to the Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees in the Belantik Immigration Depot, Kedah.

The cheque was presented by FGV’s Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah to MERCY’s Honorary Secretary Executive Council Member, Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah.

“It has been widely reported that about 7,000 people, believed to be primarily Rohingya refugees are stranded. The emergency situation is massive and the need for relief is urgent and immediate. Regardless of the differences in opinions over the status of the Rohingya, we cannot allow these refugees to fend themselves on their own. We have to play our part in the name of humanity. FGV is deeply concerned with the well-being of the victims and hopes that the group-wide effort will help ease their burden,” said Mohd Emir.

MERCY Malaysia has conducted an assessment inside the depot and has concentrated the aid in two main areas which are health and medical aid as well as essential non-food items.

The organization has also started conducting aid operations inside the depot with full cooperation of the relevant authorities for providing necessary access to the refugees for necessary humanitarian aid.

Also present were Felda Group Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad and FGV’s Head of Downstream Cluster Dato’ Zakaria Arshad.

Meanwhile, Delima Oil Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Salman Oman said consumer needs changes with lifestyle trends and the company will keep up through research and development (R&D) in producing high quality products.

“This new product will further strengthen the SAJI brand as the main choice of Malaysian households and also the ASEAN market.”

“Currently, we are trying to penetrate the Middle East’s halal industry in our venture to expand our market internationally.” he said.

Pes Sambal SAJI is sold at RM6 each packed in bottle of 230 gram.