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The Edge COVID-19 funds touch RM19.2m

KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The two brothers of the Shamsuddin family, Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin and Datuk Shaziman Shamsuddin of Sapura Holdings, have come forward to donate RM1 million to help fight the COVID-19 heath crisis.

They gave RM750,000 to The Edge COVID-19 Equipment Fund and RM250,000 to The Edge COVID-19 Health Workers Support Fund.

“We are touched by the effort, tenacity and undivided commitment of the heroic front liners in combating this new phenomenon,” they said. “Thank you for all that you do.”

Two other companies, Westports Holdings Bhd and Taliworks Corp Bhd, also gave RM1 million each.

Others who did so today were Batu Kawan Bhd (RM250,000), Datin Mina Cheah-Foong (RM250,000) and KPMG Malaysia (RM150,000).

“It is the right thing for us to do,” says KPMG Managing Partner Datuk Johan Idris. KPMG also offered free service to audit the two accounts that will be presented to all donors.

Datin Mina Cheah-Foong, Managing Director of InNature Bhd, says many people want to contribute, by working with The Edge it can be done in one collective and focused action. She chose the equipment fund because “if I were sick, I would want healthy and properly equipped people and hospitals to look after me”.

Another donor is Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd, which had on Monday committed RM1 million.

“It is heart-warming to see Corporate Malaysia coming together to contribute,” says its Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Joseph Lau. “Our prayers and utmost gratitude are with the frontline and with each and every one who has come forth to assist.”

The total amount raised now stands at RM19.2 million, of which RM11.3 million is for The Edge COVID-19 Equipment Fund, while RM7.9 million is for The Edge COVID-19 Health Care Workers Support Fund.

“We are appreciative of how Corporate Malaysia has responded and hope more will do their part,” says The Edge Media Publisher Datuk Ho Kay Tat. “We have also been receiving contributions from individuals and are in the midst of compiling them. We welcome any sum that people want to donate to help our frontline health services and workers.”

Ho added that orders have been placed for personal protection suits, oxygen concentrators and ventilators.

Ho also thanked home improvement retailer Mr DIY for helping to source for protection suits and masks from China through their networks there and Datuk Dr Tamil Selvam, who is coordinating the purchases of medical equipment.

A more complete update will be published in The Edge Weekly.

DONORS LIST (March 25, 2020)

The Edge COVID-19 Equipment Fund
1. Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM): RM1.0 million

2. Anonymous: RM500,000

3. Batu Kawan Bhd: RM250,000

4. Dialog Group Bhd: RM500,000

5. ECM Libra Foundation: RM500,000

6. Magnum Corp Bhd: RM500,000

7. Matrix Concepts Bhd: RM500,000

8. OSK Foundation: RM500,000

9. Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd: RM1.0 million

10. Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd: RM500,000

11. QL Resources Bhd: RM500,000

12. Taliworks Corporation Bhd: RM1.0 million

13. The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd: RM100,000

14. TSH Resources Bhd: RM100,000.

15. Westports Holdings Bhd: RM750,000

16. YTL Power International Bhd: RM500,000

17. Tan Sri David Cheng and Datuk Allan Lim (GPL Group): RM500,000

18. Datin Mina Cheah-Foong/InNature Bhd: RM250,000

19. Datuk Seri Nazir Razak: RM500,000

20. Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin and Datuk Shahriman Shamsuddin: RM750,000

21. Datuk Tong Kooi Ong (UPP Pulp & Paper (M) Sdn Bhd): RM500,000

22. Yvonne Lam: RM100,000

Total: RM11.3 million

The Edge COVID-19 Health Care Workers Support Fund
1. Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCCIM): RM1.0 million

2. Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd: RM250,000

3. Dialog Group Bhd: RM500,000

4. FWD Group/FWD Takaful Bhd: RM2.0 million

5. Hartalega Foundation: RM1.0 million

6. IJM Corp Bhd: RM1.0 million

7. KPMG: RM150,000

8. Magnum Corp Bhd: RM500,000

9. Newfields Advisors Sdn Bhd: RM250,000

10. Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd: RM500,000

11. Rexit Bhd: RM250,000

12. Westports Holdings Bhd: RM250,000

13. Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin and Datuk Shahriman Shamsuddin: RM250,000

Total: RM7.9 million

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