Bantu-bantu Malaysia Initiatives2 min read
Contributed 1,000 packet of Rice, 20,000 Masks and 300 pieces of personal protection equipment (PPEs) to JAWI Food Bank
A donation of 1,000 packets of rice weighing (5 kilograms a packet), 20,000 face masks and 300 personal protection equipment (PPEs) by Bantu-bantu Malaysia initiative were handed over to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) at the event to be distributed to the asnaf and the affected community during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period due to Covid19 pandemic under the #Musaadah initiative.
The handing over by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Founder of Country Heights Holdings Berhad to YB Senator Dato Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, Minister of Religious Affair JAWI Food Bank held at Palace Of The Golden Horses on April 17, 2020. Amongst those attended were Tuan Haji Mohd Ajib Ismail, Director of Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI) and Dato Seri Syed Hussein, Chairman of Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP).
According to Jabatan Agami Islam Wilayah Persetuan (JAWI), “Since the commencement of the Movement Control Order on March 18, 2020, JAWI Food Bank has distributed 66,755 packs of food worth RM 551,870 and basic necessities to front-liners and affected groups regardless of background including non-Islam citizens and non-citizens”.
“All of these contributions is a reflection of the unity and harmony of the Malaysian community facing the difficulty and crisis in the country”.
Said Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, “My core belief is that we should not be thinking about profit when the entire country is suffering. We started the preventive healthcare via GHHS Healthcare since 20 years ago and now, we initiated a non-profit social initiatives to help provide protective equipment for the front-liners and the Malaysian public. Named as Bantu-bantu Malaysia and if this is successful with the aim to bring in 30 million masks; 300,000 of PPEs – personal protection equipment with quality and certification.
“Food security is an important issue now and we have to ensure that enough food especially during this restriction hence this donation of rice packets to JAWI”.
Bantu-bantu Malaysia is focusing on promoting ‘prevention is better than cure’ and distribution of rice and packed food.
Thus far Bantu-bantu Malaysia has donated the ventilators, goggles, surgical gowns and 1.5 million of masks to various government hospitals such as Sungai Buloh Hospital, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre, Putrajaya Hospital, Shah Alam Hospital, Kota Bharu Hospital, Pantai Hospital and Sungai Petani Hospital.
Earlier, Bantu-bantu Malaysia has also donated packet rice and packed foods to orphanages, old folk homes, single mothers, foreign workers and students within the five kilometers radius surrounding Palace of the Golden Horses.