Kuching (Sarawak), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 – As part of its efforts to help Sarawak mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the State, its people and businesses, Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS) has come to the fore with a RM1 million donation towards the Sarawak State Disaster Relief Fund.
CMS’ Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun, handed over the donation to Sarawak’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah who accepted it on behalf on Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (who is also the Chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee) at a brief handover ceremony held at Wisma Bapa Malaysia today.
Commenting on the donation, Dato Isaac Lugun said, “CMS fully appreciates the significant proactive efforts taken by the government to stop the spread of the pandemic . As the leading listed corporation in the State, CMS must lend a helping hand, in this unprecedented crisis, which we are doing today. We are also looking into the welfare of our suppliers and contractors. We are making a special effort to settle all outstanding invoices from our suppliers and contractors to help alleviate the financial challenges that they are now facing. All payments are made online so that the fund gets to them in a safe and speedy manner.”
He added, “Our hearts go out to the gallant doctors, nurses, administrators and supporting staff who risk their lives everyday by looking out for others. We salute their bravery and recognise the fine and crucial work they are all doing.
We trust other corporate entities will step forward to lend their support to the State. With a strong public and private sector cooperation, I am certain we will get through this crisis and emerge a stronger and more resilient State.”