Following news of a flood disaster published in Ipoh Echo recently, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) stepped forward to channel aid for flood victims.
Deputy Head, CR Community, Ang Huay Ling stated that the contribution is one of their CSR activities to care for victims involved in the flood which occurred on January 4.
“Besides focusing on the unfortunate, the CSR activities also care for communities that were struck with natural disasters.
“We were informed that the flood struck five kampongs. Looking at Ipoh Echo’s report, the management of KLK has agreed to contribute daily necessities to the households involved.
“Hopefully, the aid lessens victims’ burden of daily spending, particularly in the latest situation in which Perak is to be placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) starting January 22 until February 4 to curb the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said after the presentation of aid at Azman Mahalan Hall in Kuala Dipang yesterday (January 19).
Senior Mill Advisor of KLK, Johari Salleh also presented 83 food boxes including face masks, soaps and sanitisers to all representatives of kampongs struck by the flood.
Present were village chief, Mohd Syamsul Azhar Mohd Yusop; village head of Pulau Pisang, Jaslee Haron; Kampung Jeram, Mat Mokhtar Ismail; and Kuala Dipang, Asman Yob Talib.
KLK is a corporation publicly listed on the Main Board of Bursa Saham Malaysia Berhad (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange). KLK started as an oil palm and rubber plantation company which became the main core of their business, subsequently becoming one of the world’s largest oleochemical producers.
Meanwhile, Jaslee expressed his appreciation to KLK management for the contribution which helps in reducing flood victims’ burden.
“Representing the community of this kampong, thank you to KLK who came to present the aid to us.
“The contribution came at the right time as it eases the burden on families especially during the MCO period. We welcome other NGOs who are willing to lend a helping hand.
“Most of the victims comprise those who are self-employed. Some have lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” he mentioned.