KUALA LUMPUR: Philanthropist and billionaire Tan Sri Vincent Tan donated a sum of RM500,000 to two non-government organisations to aid those who were affected by the Penang floods recently.
The mock cheques of RM250,000 each were handed to Mercy Malaysia and Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation Malaysia by Tan himself for flood relief efforts.
Tan, who is also the Executive Chairman of Berjaya Corporation, commented: "Our hearts go out to those who were affected by the recent floods in Penang.
"Mercy Malaysia and Tzu Chi Malaysia were swift to respond in the wake of the floods and have been rendering a lot of assistance in various ways to help the communities who were affected.
"We hope that our contribution today will be able to help them continue the good work which they are doing in Penang," he said before the cheque presentation on Thursday (Nov 23).
Mercy Malaysia was represented by Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus and the Deputy CEO of Tzu Chi Malaysia Sio Hee Kang.
Tan through the Better Malaysia Foundation and Berjaya Corporation had been supportive of the various charitable initiatives by Mercy and Tzu Chi over the years and the organisation has contributed a total of RM4.45mil to Mercy and RM3.15mil to Tzu Chi to date.