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