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.