Debris lines the streets of Tacloban, Leyte island. This region was the worst affected by the typhoon, causing widespread damage and loss of life. Caritas is responding by distributing food, shelter, hygiene kits and cooking utensils. (Photo: Eoghan Rice – Trócaire / Caritas)

SRI PENTAS, 20 June 2014 – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”) Malaysia’s leading fully integrated media group, today presented RM315,000 donated by the public via its Media Prima-NSTP Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Fund.

The mock cheque was presented by Datuk Ahmad A. Talib, Group Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Media Prima to H.E. J. Eduardo, Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia. Also present at the ceremony were Datuk Wira Dr. Haji Bahari Datuk Abu Mansor, National Vice Chairman and Chairman for National Disaster Management, Malaysian Red Crescent and Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, Group Managing Editor, New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad.

Media Prima-NSTP Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Fund was launched on 11 November 2013, three days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines. The category-five super Typhoon Haiyan, with winds reaching 313 km/h is described as a major cyclone to hit the shores last year, forcing millions of Filipinos out of their homes and shattering infrastructure.

According to Datuk Ahmad A. Talib, Group Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Media Prima Berhad, “All the donations collected by the Fund will be transferred directly into the bank account of the Philippine Red Cross for their humanitarian mission in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

“We would like to thank our fellow Malaysians and the general public for their concern and their generous contributions toward the plight of our Filipino brothers and sisters affected by this catastrophe.”

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For further information, please contact:
Group Corporate Communications Department, Media Prima Berhad at: 1300-300-672
Azlan Abdul Aziz at [email protected] ext. 8958 / 8959 or
www.mediaprima.com.my
www.twitter.com/MPBtalk

About Media Prima

Media Prima Berhad (Media Prima), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, is Malaysia’s leading fully-integrated media group. The Group is also one of Malaysia’s Top 100 largest listed companies by revenue.

The Group has equity interests in TV3, 8TV, ntv7 and TV9. In addition, the Group also owns more than 98 percent equity interest in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Malaysia’s largest publisher with three national newspapers; New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro.

The Group has strong online presence through its digital media subsidiary, Media Prima Digital, via the entertainment portal gua.com.my, women’s lifestyle portal seroja.com.my and tonton.com.my, the No. 1 Malaysian video portal with HD-ready quality viewing experience that offers the individualism of customised content and interactivity of social networking, which now has over 3.7 million registered users.
Emas is the first classic channel in Malaysia showcasing Media Prima’s production of popular TV programmes and is available on platforms such as HyppTV and ABN. The Group also owns three radio stations, Fly Fm, Hot FM and one FM.

The Group’s leadership position in the Out-of-Home Advertising business is represented by Big Tree Outdoor Sdn. Bhd., UPD Sdn. Bhd., The Right Channel Sdn. Bhd., Kurnia Outdoor Sdn. Bhd. and Jupiter Outdoor Network Sdn. Bhd.

The Group also owns a content creation subsidiary, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, Malaysia?s largest production company, producing TV content and feature films since 1984 and 1994 respectively.

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