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[December 22, 2013]

Disaster fund gets RM95,000 [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KUALA LUMPUR: Tabung Bencana NSTP-Media Prima and Tabung Bencana Taufan Haiyan Media Prima-NSTP received RM95,000 yesterday when two groups handed over donations in aid of victims of the disasters.

Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (YPPB) donated RM45,000, 3,000 new school bags as well as stationery at Anjung Riong in Balai Berita here.

Its associate director of communications, Azrul Izwan Amir Nazrullah, said the foundation hoped that the donation would help to lessen the burden of the flood victims who were mostly in the states on the east coast.

"Many are making preparations for the start of next year's school term and we hope that these back-to-school items would help cheer up the kids." Azrul added that the donation was the foundation's biggest contribution so far and that it hoped to continue helping the needy as part of its corporate social responsibility.

On hand to receive the donation was Media Prima Bhd's Corporate Social Responsibility group adviser Datuk Ahmad A. Talib.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Development Bank (BPMB) donated RM50,000 to the Tabung Bencana Taufan Haiyan Media Prima-NSTP to help ease the suffering of the victims of the disaster.

"This is part of our corporate social responsibility. Every year, we will play a role in preserving the environment and assisting in natural disasters," said Lukman Ismail, BPMB group support services, senior vice-president 1, after handing a mock cheque for the amount to the fund.

Lukman also said BPMB planned to mobilise a volunteer team to assist flood victims in Kuantan soon.

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