RM2 mln from SEDC to SDMC

Abang Johari (centre) with Abdul Aziz (left) and Abdul Hadi (right) during the mock cheque presentation ceremony.

KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is the first local agency to come forward and contribute RM2 million to the State Disaster Fund to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The contribution was handed over to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg during a brief ceremony held in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) at Level 22 of Wisma Bapa Malaysia today (June 22).

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain stated that SEDC was answering the state government’s call for the people’s support including those in the private sector to contribute towards the fund.

“This is the time when all of us should pool our resources in working together and to fulfil our roles to help our state government in the fight against this pandemic.

“The amount contributed by SEDC was made after consultations with the management, board members and our subsidiaries,” he said in a statement today (Tuesday).

Abdul Aziz added that SEDC remained committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility (CSR), especially in assisting the local community.  

Also present during the mock cheque presentation ceremony was SEDC general manager Abdul Hadi Datuk Abdul Kadir.

The State Disaster Fund was set up as a joint commitment by all parties to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. It received a boost on June 4 when the CMO announced that Sarawak’s cabinet ministers, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state assemblypersons and political secretaries were also contributing two months’ worth of salaries and allowances.