Mitsubishi donates 3 Tritons to Malaysia Red Crescent Society for flood assistance

CEO of MMM, Shinya Ikeda handing over the Triton to the National Chairperson of MRCS, Her Highness Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

To help handle the flood disasters, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), has donated three Mitsubishi Triton pickup trucks to the Malaysia Red Crescent Society (MRCS), a Malaysian non-profit organisation (NGO). The three pickup trucks will be used to provide logistical support to those in need during the floods.

The recent days have seen heavy rain in Malaysia, and MRCS anticipates this to continue until March 2023 due to the upcoming Northeast monsoon. And with the unexpected flood that hit Selangor and KL late last year, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) also alerted MRCS that cities with rapid urbanisation could face flash floods, in addition to the annually identified risk areas.

Now ready to serve the MRCS are three Mitsubishi Triton pickup trucks of the pre-facelift version. Two of the trucks are fitted with snorkels and canopies, with one of the two being fully decked out with strobe lights on the roof and the lower grille. All three cars are adorned with the red and white MRCS livery, making them easily identifiable in flood emergency situations. The trucks were presented at the MRCS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

MRCS has been involved in disaster response for more than six decades. Its role is based on the guidelines under the National Security Council as the lead agency for disaster management and national security in Malaysia. Services offered by the MRCS include early assistance in Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief during and after a tragedy, as well as Disaster Recovery.

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Commenting on the handover of the trucks, MMM Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shinya Ikeda said, “In line with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) social contribution activities, the company is making every effort to provide a wide range of support in response to disasters or emergency situations.”

“Locally, we are humbled to partner with MRCS, an NGO which devotes its time to humanitarian services. We are confident that the Triton will assist MRCS to tackle the harshest of road conditions caused by heavy downpours such as extremely slippery roads, uneven terrains, and inundated roads all of which the Triton is capable of.”

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