JOHOR BAHRU, 17 APRIL 2023: Johor Plantations Berhad (Johor Plantations), a subsidiary of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad (KULIM), delivered post-flood relief assistance to aid communities in Johor with a contribution of RM50,000 to Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad (WanCorp) for the Tabung Sumbangan Pasca Banjir Negeri Johor.
WanCorp was instrumental in mobilising its resources to help affected Johoreans and their families mitigate the impact of floods through the provision of rescue and relief operations, food supplies, shelter and basic necessities for victims. It is now assisting in post-flood activities through the provision of clean-up efforts as well as fixing and restoring homes, and repairs of public infrastructure including schools and community centres.
Mohd Faris Adli Shukery, Managing Director of Johor Plantations, said, "Floods remain a significant challenge for our communities. The devastation caused by property damage has resulted in many people being displaced and facing losses. Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burdens of affected families and provide support as they gradually recover from the impact of the floods. We hope that our contribution will make a meaningful difference in helping them get back on their feet."
The contribution was made during an iftar hosted by Johor Plantations yesterday at the Persatuan Kebajikan Darul Hanan (Darul Hanan) in Pasir Gudang which cares for orphans and the less fortunate. In the spirit of giving and bringing Ramadan cheer, Johor Plantations donated RM5,000 to fund some of the orphanage’s activities and gave out duit raya to the children of the orphanage.
Mohd Faris added, “Ramadan is a special month of introspection, growth and sharing. With these values in mind, we are honoured to spread the joy of Aidilfitri alongside Darul Hanan, an organisation that has been integral in improving and uplifting the lives of children.”
Apart from financial aid, Johor Plantations has provided three boats to be mobilised for rescue and flood support operations by its operating units in areas affected by severe flooding. The three estates are Pasir Panjang in Kota Tinggi, Mutiara in Kluang and Mungka in Segamat. Two more boats will be given to Palong estate in Segamat, and Sg. Tawing estate in Kluang soon.
The initiatives form part of Johor Plantations’ corporate social responsibility efforts to give back to society and enhance the livelihoods of surrounding communities as well as its workers in flood-prone areas.