Tourism Malaysia director Edzuar Zar Ayob Azari said the initiative, dubbed Tourism Malaysia-Singapore Cares Donation Drive, focused on Malaysians working in the tourism and travel industry who were struggling to make ends meet, following job layoffs and major pay cuts.
He said the pandemic had adversely affected the tourism industry, where travel agencies had to reduce staff numbers, impacting Malaysian workers.
“It is hoped that, to some extent, this initiative will help alleviate the daily burden of about 30 Malaysians who previously worked in travel agencies,” he said.
He said the drive was supported by the International Trade and Industry Ministry, which roped in corporate bodies in Singapore to help make it a success. — Bernama
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