The Malaysian government’s Covid-19 fund received a timely contribution of RM1.25 million in cash from the Naza Group. The fund, which was launched on 11th March by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), provides assistance to Covid-19 patients and those under quarantine who don’t hold a job.
As of 30th March, the amount of cash received by the Covid-19 fund stood at RM14.2 million, this is further complemented by tens of millions worth of medical equipment pledged by various corporate bodies and private entities. The Covid-19 fund is managed by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The cheque of RM1.25 million from the Naza Group was presented to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Prime Minister’s Office at Putrajaya, by SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin (above, second from left), Group Executive Chairman and CEO of Naza Corporation Holdings.
SM Nasarudin said, “We hope the contribution by Naza Group will help alleviate the plight of those financially impacted by job disruptions and loss of earnings resulting from this global pandemic. We are all thankful for the selfless commitment shown by our medical practitioners, the police, armed forces and other frontliners in helping to manage this situation and keep us safe.”
If you would like to help our brave healthcare personnel in their battle against Covid-19, you can also contribute directly to the Ministry of Health’s Tabung Covid-19, the proceeds of which are channelled to the purchase of critical medical equipment for the infected patients and front-liners.