SOPB donates cooking oil to healthcare frontliners

(second left) Kiu handing over the donations to Dr Heng.

MIRI: The Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOPB) recently donated 1,962 bottles of Merris cooking oil to healthcare workers at Miri Hospital.

“We are humbled by the frontliners’ immense sacrifice, dedication and commitment to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. We remember every one of you who are out there every single day, risking your lives for us.

“We hope that this small gesture will encourage the frontliners to continue to serve the people despite the many challenges and difficulties they face,” said SOPB chief operating officer Eric Kiu Kwong Seng on Friday (Aug 6).

The donations were handed over to hospital  deputy director Dr Francis Heng Eng Khai.

Merris cooking oil is produced locally in SOPB’s refinery with freshly harvested oil palm fruits.

SOPB is scheduled to handover another similar donation to the Bintulu Hospital next week.

“Merris pure vegetable oil has high content of natural vitamin E, cholesterol free, trans fat free and endures relatively high levels of heat.

“It is currently sold in two and five kg bottles in all major wholesalers and supermarkets.”

Kiu disclosed that there had been several welfare projects carried out by SOPB through its special relief fund since the implementation of the movement control order last year.

Among others, SPOB distributed essential food items to affected families in the vicinity of its operation.

“Since 2013, SOPB has been partnering with Miri and Bintulu Hospital for the SOPB Annual Vision Care Project.

“This project prioritises the elderly folk in rural communities who often do not have the necessary means to obtain immediate access to medical facilities.”