X Close


Published: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 2:08:00 PM
Updated: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 2:50:56 PM

Donate to Typhoon Haiyan victims via SMS

BANGKOK: Major telecommunication providers are working together to provide a way for Malaysians to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. 

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek (pic) said the service, which allows donations through SMS, would be launched soon as a joint effort with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

"Many of us want to help, but do not know how and now, there is a simple way to do so.

"I urge Malaysians to take advantage of this service to offer assistance and send relief to the people of the Philippines who are affected by this terrible tragedy," he said in a statement on Sunday.

Ahmad Shabery is in Bangkok for the International Telecomunications Union Meeting until Wednesday.

Super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, affecting an estimated nine million people. More than one million people were displaced by the strongest typhoon to ravage the country in decades.

The official death toll climbed to more than 3,600 on Friday. – Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines


  1. MH17: Names of 20 Malaysian victims announced
  2. A minute’s silence on Friday morning
  3. A father’s enduring love
  4. Moving tribute from a loving wife
  5. Four-year-old boy dies after being left inside parked car
  6. ALS ice bucket challenge hits Malaysia
  7. Cops detain 15-year-old teenager for allegedly raping mother
  8. A black Friday for Malaysians
  9. Substance over form, intent over law
  10. Anger over drinking water with faecal bacteria goes viral