Tabung Kemanusiaan Sepang
16 May 2008
The whole world was shocked when a strong 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Wenchuan country, Sichuan province, Southwest China on 12th May 2008 which killed more than 50,000 people as of now. Realising the fact that the affected victims should not be left abandoned Gamuda had taken the necessary swiftly precautions to help rebuild and reconstruct the country to have their immediate recovery as part of the company’s corporate social responsibilty commitment.
In a joint effort to assist and provide aid to victims, an ad-hoc donation programme called ‘Tabung Kemanusiaan Sepang’ was set up and launched by Minister of Works, Dato’ Mohd Zin Mohamed. LITRAK and other highway concessionaires have successfully raised a total amount of RM245,000 and the fund shall be used to purchase medical supplies to help the earth quake victims in China especially the women and children. In addition to the total amount of donation, he personally contributed RM5,000 as a sign of concern.
The cheque of RM40,000 from LITRAK and other members of Gamuda Group was handed over by Gamuda’s Director, Dato’ IR Haji Azmi bin Mat Nor to Tai Siew Hong and Lee Yee Fo who represented both Nanyang Siangpau and Sinchew Daily which was venued at Dewan Serbaguna Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi recently. “We are sympathetic to their predicament and we hope that this assistance programme will give them a respite especially in light of their many other obligations at this crutial time. I personally encourage and hoping that more responsible corporate bodies, government sector and generous Malaysians to come forward working hand in hand in this charity programme and disburse as much as we can in terms of cash money, clothes, medications and food”, Minister of Works added.