Time to help those affected by Covid-19, floods

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PUTRAJAYA – This is the time for those with the financial resources — corporate bodies and individuals — to assist those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and floods, says Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

“In a situation where many people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, the coming of the monsoon season which is usually at the year-end, only worsens it.

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“Not just the corporate sector but also people with extra resources, this is the time for them to help those facing difficulties,” he said at the handing over of cash aid from Yayasan Bank Rakyat for Hulu Langat flood victims, here, today.

The aid amounting to RM90,000 was for 450 families affected by the flash flood on Nov 3, with each family receiving RM200.

Hulu Langat Barisan Nasional chairman, Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz received the aid on behalf of the affected residents from Bank Rakyat chairman, Datuk Nazir Hussin Akhtar.

Wan Junaidi said Yayasan Bank Rakyat would also provide school aid of RM200 each to 500 students from the flood-affected families soon.

He said corporate companies or those with the means could also channel their contributions through Yayasan Bank Rakyat which would distribute to the needy across the country.

Those needing aid, could also send their applications to Yayasan Bank Rakyat, he added.

— BERNAMA