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12th December 2020 - Organisations contribute 500,000 face masks to Penang government

FOUR organisations – the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Penang branch, OCBC Bank, ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd and Penang Automation Cluster Sdn Bhd – have come forward to contribute a total of 500,000 face masks to the state government.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who received the contributions from their respective representatives, said the face masks would be distributed to the community through various agencies.

“The state government will be channelling the face masks to the offices of the state assemblymen to be given out to the community.

“The state government will be also be distributing the face masks to various frontliners’ agencies to assist them in our combat against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We would to like to acknowledge and thank FMM Penang, OCBC, ViTrox and Penang Automation Cluster for their kind contribution and thoughtfulness,” said Chow during the face mask handover ceremony at Komtar today.

Chow added that the face mask distribution at the community level would help to increase public awareness on the importance of wearing masks as part of the preventive health measures.

Meanwhile, ViTrox Technologies chief executive officer Chu Jenn Weng said his company would stand by the state government to help out the community during this challenging season.

“We are doing this as part of our corporate social responsibility programme (CSR). It is the responsibility of the Penang companies to give back to the state government, especially during these difficult times.

“Earlier this year, we had contributed isolation gowns and ventilators to the hospitals which cost nearly RM300,000.

“We will continue to support the state government to help them assist the community in whatever way that we can,” said Chu.

FMM Penang branch adviser Datuk Dr Ooi Eng Hock said it is crucial for all companies to give the state government a helping hand as the pandemic is not over yet.

Also present were OCBC Bank Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Ong Eng Bin and Penang Automation Cluster operations manager H’ng Chuan Keat.

sourced from: buletin mutiara