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Monday, January 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin Lends a Helping Hand To Help Flood Victims

Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Naza Group of Companies continues to play a role in contributingsupplies in aid of the affected flood victims. The RM1mil pledge is in line with one of the foundation’s objectives of helping in the efforts of disaster relief.

The foundation announced the subsequent stage of contributions consisting of 500 cartons of ready-to-eat food supplies and 300 cartons of drinks to the Muslim Care Malaysia Society at Shah Alam. The non-governmental organisation will be delivering the goods directly to Kuala Krai, Kelantan.

Earlier on 26 December 2014, the Group initiated the distribution of 3,000 boxes of essential supplies to flood-affected states. 30 tonnes of essential supplies were transported by lorry while another 5,000 kilograms were transported by air. The supplies includedboats, dry food items, prayer items (sejadah, etc), toiletries, medication, diapers, clothes, baby formulaand other necessities. 

"As a responsible homegrown company, the Naza Group and Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin feel compelled to extend assistance in whatever way possible to help alleviate the suffering of the flood victims. We will extend help from now until post-disaster," said SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, one of the foundation’s board of directors and the Joint Group Executive Chairman of the Naza Group of Companies. 

Plans are also being made for volunteers and post-disaster clean up.

About Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin 

Formed in honour of the founder of Naza Group of Companies, at present, the Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin is spearheaded by the wife of the late Tan Sri, Puan Sri Datin Seri Utama Zaleha Ismail together with a Board of Trustees consisting of family members and staff from the conglomerate. 

Prior to the setting-up of the foundation, the CSR activities of the group were conducted via the respective companies within the Naza Group. With the formation of the Yayasan Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, all projects and activities are now under the foundation. 

With the initial aim of aiding victims of poverty, the foundation will subsequently carry out more charitable activities by contributing and providing financial assistance in the areas of poverty, health, religion, disaster relief and education.

Some of the previous CSR contributions done in previous years were the sponsorship of 100 units of Naza Forza cars to local polytechnic, vocational and community colleges and the funding of the building as well as maintenance of the nation’s first green mosque in Section 13, Shah Alam Selangor worth RM12 million. 

In 2014, a donation of RM250,000 was given to the affected flood victims in the east coast states and Johor via the Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima. A similar donation of RM100,000 was also donated to the victims of the landslide in Ulu Langat back in 2010. 

As for Health, there were two main projects. In conjunction with Peugeot 200th year anniversary in 2010, a portion from the sale of every Peugeot sold from July to September 2010 was donated to Hospis Malaysia. It summed up to a total of RM200,000 worth of contributions. A year later on the same cause, a Peugeot 207 was given to the Assunta Palliative Care Centre (AsPaCC) for the organisation’s use. 

On Poverty where the foundation places the utmost importance on, donations worth more than RM60,000 were contributed for two years in 2012 and 2013 to the United Nations World Food Program which feeds families and children who are hunger stricken in the Asia Pacific region. Locally, charitable homes in Malaysia were also recipients of the foundation. A donation amounting to RM162,500 was distributed this year during the holy month of Ramadhan.

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