In a meaningful and timely gesture of demonstrating its commitment to public health and safety, Coway Malaysia donated 100,000 pieces of three-layer surgical face masks to representatives of Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) in a simple ceremony held Monday (March 23) in an effort to help safeguard police personnel who are on the frontlines during the global pandemic.
The company’s decision and move to distribute the face masks during the two-week coronavirus (Covid-19) Movement Control Order (MCO) period is not only part of its greater corporate social responsibility commitment and focus to protecting all Malaysians, but also in line with the company’s vision of being The Life Care Company, which strives to make the world a better, cleaner and safer place.
The company’s commitment to social responsibility becomes more meaningful in a time of national public health concerns, especially for the members of the police who are dedicating their lives to safeguard the country, to maintain law and order during this challenging period.
Said Coway Malaysia managing director Kyle Choi Ki Ryong, “As a corporate citizen of Malaysia, we are doing our part in donating masks to PDRM, to show our appreciation to the Malaysian police force for their sacrifice and contribution during Malaysia’s hour of need. While scientists are racing to find a vaccine for this global pandemic, there has been a shortage of face masks in the midst of the current situation. This is where we are stepping up to provide the relevant support to safeguard our PDRM personnel’s respiratory health as front-liners.”
He added that Coway is committed in its quest to support the Malaysian government, civil society movements and Malaysia’s corporate sector in the fight against Covid-19 to the very end.
Commissioner of Police (CP), PDRM director of logistics and technology department Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman commented, “With the escalating number of cases particularly in recent weeks, our police personnel are at risk as they carry out their duties during this two-week MCO. The most basic yet important necessity they need right now are face masks so they can reduce the risks of exposure. On behalf of PDRM, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Coway for their generosity in donating the face masks – giving us the encouragement and motivation to continuously carry out our duties for our country.”
Coway, established in 1989 and growing to become both a household name in South Korea as well as a global leader in the home appliance industry, had established itself in Malaysia since 2006 as the leading life care company with products and appliances that help supply cleaner water and fresher air, consistently and strongly advocating the importance of personal and professional hygiene as the basic fundamentals for a healthy community.
With the recent spikes in the number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, Coway urges Malaysians to heed the advisory that one of the best ways to contain the virus is to avoid coming into contact with or being exposed to the virus. Thus, face masks play an important role. It is important to wear face masks correctly to ensure its effectiveness, and everyone must wash and sanitise their hands frequently, observe the MCO strictly, to stay at home, avoid crowded places, practice social distancing and keep indoor air fresh and clean.
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