Kuching (Sarawak), Friday, 2 November 2018 – Consistent with Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad’s support of the communities in which it operates, CMS and its wholly-owned subsidiary CMS Cement Industries Sdn Bhd have donated RM15,000 to four families whose houses were burned down, losing their much loved and sentimental possessions to the fire. Thankfully, there was no loss of life or serious injuries.
A ceremony was held at the site of the tragedy where Encik Suhadi bin Sulaiman, Head of CMS Cement Division presented the cheques to the family members gathered in a spirit of camaraderie and togetherness.
The fire broke out on 16th October 2018 at Kampung Bintawa Hilir, Kuching, where three houses were completely burnt whilst another house was partially burnt.
Speaking about the tragedy, Encik Suhadi, said: “At CMS, we’re doing what we can to help these families get back on their feet at what is a very difficult time. Anyone who has lost their property to fire or a natural disaster knows that they have lost more than just a house – they have a lost a home.”
“Despite losing so much, materially, we are humbled by their positive attitude during such a difficult time – they are an inspiration to us all.”
According to one of the family members affected, Encik Sabeli bin Bujang, said: “Speaking on behalf of both myself and my neighbours, I am grateful to CMS for coming to our aid. This contribution will go a long way to help us rebuild our lives.”
CMS is committed in being a driver of holistic Community Social Responsibility, not only through the change in the lives of individuals but also in the lives of the entire communities.