Kuala Lumpur, 31 December 2021 – Malaysian AEON Foundation (MAF) continues to spread its wings to reach out to those in need, in line with the objectives of its establishment. Recently, Malaysian AEON Foundation channeled humanitarian aid to flood victims in Selangor.
On 30 December 2021, Malaysian AEON Foundation under the AEONBantu programme, together with more than 100 AEON volunteers comprising 25 employees of AEON CO. (M) BHD., 27 employees of AEON BiG (M) Sdn. Bhd., 33 employees of AEON Credit Service (M) Bhd., and 17 employees of AEON Delight (M) Sdn. Bhd. joined hands to help residents and business operators in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, Selangor who were affected by the floods.
The cleaning works were done in seven (7) hours which started at 10.00 am. It was carried out with the collaboration with Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), under the supervision of Lieutenant Colonel Beh Kok Yew, Commanding Officer of Battalion Regiment 502 (Military Reserve Force), Sungai Buloh Camp.
AEON volunteers were divided into several groups to ensure that the cleaning exercise would be carried out systematically and effectively. The groups were given different tasks such as cleaning of the house yards, roads and drains, furniture and items that could be salvaged, disposing of damaged items, mud cleaning activities using the water jets, cleaning of the public facilities as well as clearing of post-flood debris.
According to Datin Noryahwati Mohamad Noh, President of Malaysian AEON Foundation, “We at Malaysian AEON Foundation are always concerned about those in need thus the various programmes that we organised either on our own or in collaboration with the government agencies and the non-governmental organisations (NGOs)”.
“The humanitarian programmes carried out include contribution of goods, financial assistance and volunteerism which is in line with one of the values of ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ concept which is inclusivity that drives mutual respect and love for family members and one another”, said Datin Noryahwati.
Earlier on 23 December 2021, Malaysian AEON Foundation delivered aid to flood victims. 600 donation packs containing hygiene and health items, soaps, face masks, towels, sanitary pads and blankets were distributed. It involves a temporary evacuation centre (PPS) at the Kampung Jawa Mosque, Hulu Langat as well as two aid collection centres, namely the Kuala Selangor Indoor Stadium and the Petaling District Office.
Prior to that, Yayasan AEON Malaysia extended the assistance on 19 December 2021 to flood victims. Contributions such as dry food, drinks as well as hygiene and health items were distributed to 450 families at three aid centres namely SK Agama Kg. Ginching, Sepang; SK Kg. Baharu Lanjut, Sepang; SMK USJ, Subang Jaya and PPR Kg. New Hicom, Shah Alam. Yang Berhormat Dato’ Hajah Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development and a team from the ministry were also present at two aid centres in Sepang.
Malaysian AEON Foundation’s initiatives in extending assistance to the flood victims are in line with AEON’s effort to champion the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, that focuses towards ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. It is also to ensure good use of resources, improving energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and ensuring a better quality of life for all.