Aramco donates USD150,000 to support Malaysia's Covid-19 response

YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Special Functions (representing NADMA) receiving the donation cheque from Mr Saad Al-Qahtani, Managing Director of Aramco Malaysia.
YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Special Functions (representing NADMA) receiving the donation from Mr Saad Al-Qahtani, Managing Director of Aramco Malaysia.

Aramco Overseas Malaysia, Aramco’s affiliate based in Kuala Lumpur, donated USD150,000 (approximately RM642,000) to Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) Covid-19 Fund. The fund was set up to support individuals directly affected by the global pandemic, as well as local initiatives that combat the spread of the virus.

As of June 30, the fund had received donations totalling RM42.6 million, of which RM25.2 million was channelled to the Department of Social Welfare, helping close to 220,000 families impacted by the pandemic. In addition, RM2 million was directed to more than 1,400 individuals who lost their incomes and a further RM525,000 was used to fund burial expenses for the deceased.

Through its donation to NADMA, Aramco Overseas Malaysia joins other global and local organizations that have pledged support for the Malaysian government’s Covid-19 Fund since its launch in March 2020.

The donation was accepted by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister in  the Prime Minister’s Department for Special Functions, which oversees NADMA operations, during a ceremony in Putrajaya. NADMA Director General Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohtar Mohd Abd Rahman, Aramco Overseas Malaysia Managing Director Saad Al-Qahtani and other management team members attended.

"People are always our priority. We are proud to aid the response to this outbreak through our contribution and assist the great efforts undertaken by the government of Malaysia, as well as the front liners who are working hard to contain the spread of COVID-19.”

Saad Al-Qahtani, Managing Director Aramco Malaysia

Aramco's donation to NADMA is part of the company's global response to COVID–19. So far, as  part of its commitment to the communities in which it operates, Aramco has donated more than USD63.5 million towards efforts to counter the virus around the world. In Asia, similar donations have been made to the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Red Cross Society of China and the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association, among others.

Aramco’s support to organisations around the world focuses on front-line care and those most exposed to the pandemic. Institutions identified for financial assistance operate at a local level where they can have the quickest and highest impact, working with communities in line with government measures to provide much-needed aid - including medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

Aramco Malaysia provides a strategic link between Saudi Aramco, a world leading integrated energy & chemicals enterprise and the Malaysian business community while also managing investments and downstream growth opportunities in SouthEast Asia’s vibrant energy market. Aramco’s investment in Malaysia includes PRefChem, an extension of our expanding global downstream portfolio.