Maxis distributes food boxes, cookies to needy families in Johor in conjunction with CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — A total of 150 food boxes and Chinese New Year (CNY) cookies were distributed by Maxis to several B40 families in need in rural and urban areas in Johor who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in fishermen villages in Pontian.

Maxis’ Head of Southern Region Mazlan Mokhtar said the gesture was in conjunction with the recent CNY celebrations of which its employees also got together to sponsor cookies to B40 families around Klang Valley through several non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

These NGOs included Pertiwi Soup Kitchen, Persatuan Penduduk Petaling Jaya, Caring Community Centre, Yellow House and Persatuan Penduduk Serendah.

“As communities looked forward to a reset and the beginning of a new chapter with a year filled with more “ong and huat” (good luck and prosperity), we are grateful to be able to assist families by bringing the festive spirit to their homes,” he said in a statement today.

Mazlan said that he believes it is important for Maxis to be a network of support for communities to help each other as one Rangkaian Malaysia (Malaysian Network).

He said Maxis has made it a regular initiative to engage and support vulnerable groups during festive seasons, including those with low incomes, persons with disabilities (PwDs), senior citizens, B40 communities and the homeless.

Earlier, Maxis had also launched its festive campaign with an inspiring message to all Malaysians that tradition and technology should not only co-exist but in fact amplify one another.

To further support individuals and businesses, Maxis had conducted two special livestream sessions themed ‘How to Make Our Luck’, with Datuk Joey Yap, a big adopter of tech and digitalisation.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency