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Thursday, January 15, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Perodua Send 100 Volunteers To Help Flood Victims

Perodua recently send some 100 volunteers, consisting of its staff, to assist in the flood clean-up efforts and has set aside RM400,000 for the victims of the east coast floods, namely in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

Media reports said floodwaters ravaged part of Pahang, Terengganu and most part of Kelantan in a three-week flood which has displaced nearly a quarter of a million people. 

The local media describe the flood as one of the worst floods in Malaysian in over 30 years. 

“The 100 people we are sending are part of our volunteer programme to assist community-based projects nationwide,” Perodua President & CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

Aminar said that Perodua has already sent a “scout team” on the 2nd Jan to access the situation and make a report on what items are needed for the flood aftermath clean-up.

He said that Perodua has also set aside a budget of RM400,000 for the victims of the flood. 

So far, Perodua has spent RM90,000 of the RM400,000 to supply emergency rations to the flood victims in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang via Majlis Keselamatan Negara.

“The remaining RM310,000 will be utilised to help the victims, particularly families with school-going children to buy essentials for the up-coming school term, including our staff and dealers affected by this unfortunate incident” Aminar said.

Aminar added that Perodua’s flood relief programme, which was introduced in 2011, was still in affect and offers 20% discounts on selected parts on Perodua vehicles damaged by the flood for the compact car company’s valued customers.

Perodua’s customers whose vehicles were damaged during the recent floods are encouraged to call the Perodua’s toll free customer care line at 1800-88-6600 for assistance.

On the assistance given, Aminar said that Perodua will reimburse towing service fees up to a maximum of RM100 (one hundred ringgit only) to the nearest Perodua service outlet. In total, there are 176 Perodua service outlets nationwide. (Terms and Conditions apply). 

“We pray for those who lost their family and belongings to be strong in facing this “musibah” (ordeal) and may Allah SWT protect and bless us with better wellbeing in the future,” he said.

Aminar also visited Perodua staff and business partners which were hard hit by the flood and offered cash assistance to those in need.

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