KUCHING: Two local based companies — Hubline Berhad and Supreme Consolidated Resources Bhd – have joined the endeavour to help in the fight against Covide-19, by donating RM290,000 to The State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF).
The donation was presented to the SRFP Chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Emas who is also the Deputy Chief Minister by vice chairman of both companies, Datuk Richard Wee at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, here yesterday.
Hubline Berhad, a Bursa listed company with interest in the shipping industry has contributed RM150,000 to SDRF to provide essential medical supplies and equipment for healthcare professionals as well as frontliners who put their lives at risk battling the pandemic.
Out of the amount, the company donated RM100,000 and the directors contributed RM50,000.The directors are Richard Wee, Royston Ling and Dennis Ling.
Supreme Consolidated Resources Bhd, a company that deals with import, trading and distribution of frozen, chilled, dairy and dry food products, donated RM140,000 including RM40,000 from the directors i.e Richard Wee and Lim Ah Ted.
The donations will be used to purchase essential medical supplies in collaboration with the SDRF.
Richard Wee said, the company hoped their contribution would help ease the burden of the State Government and Health Ministry in buying medical equipment, medicines, disposable items and other medical necessities.
“We hope that our small contribution will encourage more Sarawakian companies to come forward to stand together with our State government in fighting this unprecedented Covid-19 crisis,” he said.
“This effort is the empathy and solidarity towards the difficulties encountered by the people during this challenging time during the Movement Control Order(MCO),” he added.
Photo: From left, alternate director Royston Ling, Managing Director Dennis LING, Vice Chairman Dato Richard Wee