Maxis has continued their collaboration with Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) and Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) which involved to support communities impacted by the virus outbreak and recent floods.
The contribution of 3,300 food boxes worth RM330,000 has been distributed to communities in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Penang and Sabah.
Each food box comprises of one-month’s supply of essential items including rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, sardines, noodles, biscuits and coffee or tea.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maxis, Gokhan Ogut said they are pleased with the progress that they have made in the community support efforts.
“We are in a position to help those in need under these challenging circumstances and it was important that we act on it swiftly.
“Maxis is very appreciative of the efforts of YKN, JKM of the respective states and all those on the ground, including our own volunteers, to help get the aid distributed efficiently and safely,” Gokhan said.
Gokhan also stated they are looking into deploying more aid in other locations in the upcoming phases.
Maxis has contributed RM500,000 to Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) in support of Covid-19-related aid, end of last year.
The contribution to YKN is part of the RM1 million pledged by Maxis via the GLC/GLIC Disaster Response Network (GDRN) for “To Malaysia, With Love” initiative driven by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and supported by other telco industry players.
The remainder of the contribution to YKN will be utilised in the coming months in other locations to be determined and more efforts as part of the GDRN pledge are being planned this year.
Meanwhile, CEO of YKN Nordina Harun, expressed her appreciation for the ongoing relief efforts by Maxis in their mission to improve the welfare of families in need in the country.
“Our mission is a continuous journey and being able to turn our collaborative efforts with the corporate sector into meaningful action is indeed rewarding,” Nordina said.
Earlier this year, Maxis supported communities with essential Internet connectivity especially students and the B40 group. These included Internet packages for SPM, STPM and Higher Learning Institution students with 15GB high-speed Internet at just RM20/month.
As part of its telco industry collaboration with the MCMC, Maxis is also providing free Internet access via WiFi at 15 PPR sites across Pahang, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur.