KUCHING: Perodua is joining the ongoing war against Covid-19 by contributing RM2 million to the National Disaster Management Agency’s (Nadma) Covid-19 fund.
In addition to the cash contribution, Perodua has also donated 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans, and 300 pairs of rubber boots to the Sungai Buloh Hospital to aid in the ongoing fight against the global pandemic.
Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad presented the contribution to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Prime Minister’s Office in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
“This war against Covid-19 is our shared responsibility. The funds and items contributed by Perodua are part of our ongoing efforts to ensure Malaysia will recover as fast as it can,” said Zainal.
The Nadma Covid-19 fund was launched by the Prime Minister on March 11 with the objective of aiding citizens who are most vulnerable to the impact of the movement control order (MCO), which came into force on March 18.
The Nadma Covid-19 fund’s target groups include the unemployed and others affected by the MCO.
On behalf of Perodua, Zainal expressed gratitude towards the government for such measures, including the People-Centric Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin) which was recently introduced to further help Malaysians impacted by Covid-19.
“Perodua, in solidarity with all Malaysians, hopes this pandemic will be resolved in the shortest time and with minimal infections and fatalities. To those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, we extend our sincere condolences,” he said.
He said that Perodua had directed all its staff, the greater automotive supply chain, and their authorised dealers to pay keen attention to their staff’s needs and welfare during this MCO.
“To this end, we are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that our ecosystem’s livelihoods, like wage, benefits, and especially employment, are not impacted,” he added.
He also emphasised social distancing measures and urged all Malaysians to stay home in order to curb the spread of the virus.