Maksak Cares programme launched

Juma’ani (centre) officiating at the launch of the Maksak Cares programme with Abu Bakar (left) and Evelyn (right).

KUCHING: The Women’s Section of the Malaysian Government Servants Welfare and Sports Council (Maksak) has launched a charitable programme called Maksak Cares.

The programme, in collaboration with the Human Resources corporate social responsibility Unit in the Chief Minister’s Department, aims to help improve the quality of life of low-income groups as well as ensuring that no civil servants are left out from government assistance.

Maksak Sarawak Women Section chairperson Datin Amar Evelyn Ritikos said they managed to collect RM100,000, which is also contributed by Sanjung Etika Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Yayasan Sarawak, which would benefit 1,000 recipients.

“Under the Maksak Cares programme, a cash voucher of RM100 will given to the targeted groups, namely civil servants in the B40 group who earn less than RM1,400 per month in the state civil service,” she said at the virtual launch of Maksak Cares, which was officiated by Maksak Sarawak Women advisor and wife of the chief minister, Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang, at Wisma Bapa Malaysia on Friday (Oct 1).

She said there were civil servants who were unable to provide for their families. “However, civil servants should also strive to change and rely solely on welfare assistance.”

“We are concerned about the plight of civil servants in the B40 group who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and need assistance,” she added.

Meanwhile, the launch also saw the contribution of a cheque for RM50,000 to the Maksak Cares Fund, presented by Sanjung Etika Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki to Evelyn.