The Edge Covid-19 funds now at RM23.775 million

Takaful Malaysia Keluarga group chief executive Datuk Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil

PWC spokesman Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda

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Kuala Lumpur (April 1): A few more large contributions have been pledged to The Edge Covid-19 Equipment Fund and The Edge Covid-19 Health Care Workers Support Fund, bringing the total donations from Corporate Malaysia to RM23.775 million.

The equipment fund has RM13.775 million pledged, while the health care workers’ fund has reached RM10 million.

Among the new contributors were Lee Foundation (States of Malaya) with RM1.3 million — RM500,000 to buy equipment and RM800,000 to support frontline health care workers who fall sick.

Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd split its RM500,000 aid between the two funds, while Hiap Teck Venture Bhd pledged RM500,000 for the equipment fund.

Takaful Malaysia Keluarga group chief executive Datuk Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil said: “As an insurance company, we truly understand how devastating the impact can be in delivering the medical services needed by the communities as there would definitely be a direct financial impact in battling against the Covid-19 outbreak, which has caused disruptions worldwide. Despite the challenging business environment caused by the outbreak, we are privileged and honoured to step forward by making the donation to both funds administered by The Edge Media Group. This is the least we could do in providing financial assistance to our healthcare workers.

Another big contribution of RM315,000 to the equipment fund came from a group of present and past partners of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

PWC spokesman Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda said: “Our frontline healthcare workers have done so much for our country, and we want to help ensure they are well protected and equipped by contributing to The Edge Covid-19 Equipment Fund.” 

The Edge has since March 30 started delivering 1 million face masks and 35.000 personal protection suits in stages to more than 30 hospitals throughout the country.

The Edge Media Publisher and CEO Datuk Ho Kay Tat says that orders were made a week ago for 140 ventilators and 100 oxygen concentrators and they are expected to be sent to hospitals from early next week.

“We have just ordered 5,000 face shields from a local manufacturer who has promised they will be ready in two weeks,” said Ho. “Once again I want to thank Corporate Malaysia for their generosity during these trying times”.

Donors List (April 1, 2020):
The Edge Covid-19 Equipment Fund:

1. Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) — RM1 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 million
10. Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd — RM500,000
11. QL Resources Bhd — RM500,000
12. Taliworks Corp Bhd — RM1 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. Datuk Simon Foong and 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
23. Tan Sri Ta Kin Yan/Waz Lian Group — RM500,000
24. Datuk Foong Choon — RM150,000
25. Eco World Foundation — RM100,000
26. Datuk Yu Chee Hoe — RM50,000
27. Hitachi eBworx Sdn Bhd — RM10,000
28. BFM Media Sdn Bhd — RM10,000
29. OCP Wai Sek Group — RM10,000
30. GT Tropicana Golf Group — RM25,000
31. Ng Choon Lee — RM15,000
32. Ng Geok Moi — RM10,000
33. Lee Foundation (States of Malaya) — RM500,000
34. Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd — RM250,000
35. Hiap Teck Venture Bhd — RM500,000
36. PWC Malaysia’s past and present partners — RM315,000
37. Others — RM30,000

Total: RM13.775 million

 

The Edge Covid-19 Health Care Workers Support Fund:
1. Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) — RM1 million
2. Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd — RM250,000
3. Dialog Group Bhd — RM500,000
4. FWD Group/FWD Takaful Bhd — RM2 million
5. Hartalega Foundation — RM1 million
6. IJM Corp Bhd — RM1 million
7. KPMG Malaysia — RM150,000
8. Magnum Corp Bhd — RM500,000
9. Newfields Group — 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
14. Paramount Corp Bhd — RM500,000
15. Datuk Teo Chiang Quan and family — RM250,000
16. Silverlake — RM100,000
17. Opus Asset Management Sdn Bhd — RM50,000
18. City Lite Letrik Sdn Bhd — RM50,000
19. GT Tropicana Golf Group — RM25,000
20. OCP Wai Sek Group — RM10,000
21. Lee Foundation (States of Malaya) — RM800,000
22. Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd — RM250,000
23. Others — RM65,000

Total: RM10 million

As at April 1, 2020, combined amount: RM23.775 million.