Following a tough challenge in the grand finale which tested the finalists’ physical, mental and intellectual capabilities, Amirrul Hafiz Razak, 32, from Temerloh, Pahang, and Wong Chee Soon, 40, from Subang Jaya, Selangor, emerged victorious, each winning a “Salary for Life” of RM3,000 every month, besides making a contribution to their charity of choice.
Ecstatic to have won the grand prize, Amirrul said: “Against all odds, 2020 has been a year of tremendous blessing for my family.
“On top of expecting our first child in September, I am now being rewarded with a ‘salary’ for the rest of my life!
“With this prize, I will be able to fulfil my parents’ lifelong dream of going on a pilgrimage to Mecca and ensure that my family can live comfortably.
“I am also very grateful to nominate Pertiwi. It is a cause close to my heart as the charity encourages a sense of unity.
“This is all the more important as we live in Malaysia, which is such a diverse country, and Pertiwi helps people regardless of race and religion,” said Amirrul.
The other grand prize winner, Wong, said: “This win definitely came as a surprise to me. I submitted close to 10 entries.
“I am happy to have followed my instincts as I have now earned a ‘Salary for Life’.
“This will definitely change my family’s lives for the better as I am the sole breadwinner.”
“Beyond this, Nestle is giving me the opportunity to contribute to the community through this contest.
“I hope the contribution to Yayasan Amal Malaysia will make a positive difference in someone’s life, like this contest has done for me,” said Wong.
Nestle (M) Bhd chief executive officer Juan Aranols said: “Our warmest congratulations to Amirrul and Wong on their win. We hope that they can now fulfil their dreams for themselves and their loved ones.
“We have been amazed at the overwhelming response for the contest and are pleased to help bring some joy to Malaysians especially in this trying time.”
The company will also be contributing RM684,000 to 17 charitable organisations nominated by each of the contest finalists.
The 17 charities are Development of Human Resources of Rural Areas Malaysia, Dignity for Children Foundation, Food Aid Foundation, Global Peace Foundation, Global Peace Mission Malaysia, Ideas Autism Centre, Kasih Hospice Care Society, Kechara Soup Kitchen, Malaysian Foundation for the Blind, Orphan Care, Persatuan Kebajikan Da Ai Malaysia, Pertiwi, Rumah Kita, Shelter Home for Children, Tzu-Chi Foundation Malaysia, Yayasan Amal Malaysia and Yayasan Chow Kit.
Aranols said: “At Nestle, we are committed to making a positive difference in society.
“This year, with many struggling because of the Covid-19 impact, we felt that this commitment was needed more than ever.
“We hope that this initiative will inspire many more to give back to society and help at a time where many families are in great need.”
More than 850 Malaysians won over RM4mil in cash prizes through the contest, which took place from Feb 14 to May 31.
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