KUALA LUMPUR, 23 March 2020 – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima”) is urgently appealing for public donations to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Media Prima has launched the Bantuan Kemanusiaan COVID-19 fundraising campaign, through its Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund (“MPNHF”), to help the Government in treating COVID-19 patients and assisting people whose lives have been affected by the virus.
Every contribution – large or small – matters. All donations received will go towards the purchase of critical medical equipment and other necessities to aid the recovery of patients affected by the outbreak. The funds will also be used to help frontliners to carry out their duties.
Datuk (Dr) Syed Hussian Aljunid, Group Chairman of Media Prima said: “As Malaysia’s largest integrated media group we believe that it is our duty to help not only by creating awareness and providing timely news updates but also through humanitarian assistance. We will utilise our media platforms to reach a wide demographic and appeal for help. We are not going to stop until the virus is contained. Let us unite and fight against COVID-19.”
He added that Media Prima would work with the relevant authorities to channel the donations and has engaged hospitals to determine their urgent and critical needs.
Members of the public can make their donations through cheque, online banking or bank deposit to Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund (MAYBANK: 5141-0532-3170). Donors may email their bank transaction slip and mention COVID-19 to [email protected] for issuance of receipts.
All cheques can be made payable to Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund with ‘COVID-19’ written on the reverse side of the cheque and can be addressed to the Group Corporate Communications Department, Media Prima Berhad, Level 3, Anjung Liku, Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
MPNHF continues to exist because of the generosity of donors who share the vision of what it means to be a responsible member in today’s society. Since its launch in 1991, the fund has provided aid to thousands of people in need of medical assistance, disaster relief and economic support.
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For further information, kindly contact:
Media Prima Berhad at +603 1300 300 672 (ext. 8949) or +603 2724 8949
Azlan Abdul Aziz at [email protected] or +6012 614 0522