Orang Asli receive food courtesy of AirAsia’s Ikhlas

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 09 May 2020

Air mail: The Ikhlas team carrying bags of food to families at a remote location near Jerantut.

PETALING JAYA: More than 1,700 Orang Asli families in Jerantut and Temerloh, Pahang, have received basic necessities through the “Give with Ikhlas” digital donation initiative organised by Ikhlas, a business entity under AirAsia.

AirAsia said each family received a food basket consisting of rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, instant noodles, coffee, tea, biscuits and canned food.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, whose words of wisdom have given us strong inspiration and encouragement to help the Orang Asli communities as an extension of our current network of charity programmes.

“We would also like to thank everyone who has joined forces to enable us to reach out to the less fortunate and the frontliners while supporting local businesses during this holy month of Ramadan, especially to our main collaborator Yayasan Amanah Assofwah Almalikiyyah which has been instrumental in running this campaign.

“We will continue our efforts to distribute more necessities nationwide, and would like to thank the public again for their support and contribution towards our cause,” said Ikhlas chief Ikhlas Kamarudin in a statement released by AirAsia yesterday.According to AirAsia, the project was supported by various government agencies, including the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa), the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia Civil Defence Force, district local councils and the Pahang state executive council.

AirAsia said the campaign to date had received over RM759,000 through its public digital online initiative.

Since the first day of Ramadan, the Ikhlas team has been distributing necessities and meals to over 3,700 families and 19,050 individuals at various locations in the country.

It also has plans to reach out to other areas during the remainder of Ramadan.

Anyone interested in donating can visit https://givewith.ikhlas.com/ .

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