Petronesa donates RM50,000 to Sabati for Covid-19 aid relief

Mohd Abu Bakar (second right) presenting a mock cheque for RM50,000 to Juma'ani.

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KUCHING, Sept 15: Petronesa Sdn Berhad (Petronesa) has donated RM50,000 for Covid-19 pandemic aid relief to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati).

In accepting the donation, Sabati president Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang expressed her sincere appreciation to Petronesa for their caring gesture.

“The donation will be used to help those in need during this pandemic,” said Juma’ani in a statement today.

With her during the handover were Sabati vice-president Dato Dayang Morliah Awang Daud, secretary Datin Dr Zaliha Christine Abdullah and treasurer Datin Sini Shorgyah Ahmad Zaidin.

Representing Petronesa were its chairman Dato Sri Mohd Abu Bakar Marzuki, executive director Mersal Abang Rosli and director Mohd Adzlie Ibrahim.

Sabati is a charitable association whose members comprise the wives of State ministers, assistant ministers and senior civil servants. The NGO has been assisting the less fortunate including orphans, children with special needs, single mothers, the differently abled and the elderly in Sarawak since 1962.

Sabati also gives donations to other charitable organisations in Sarawak to support the latter’s charitable activities and assistance for the less fortunate.

During the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sabati provided assistance to Sarawak General Hospital and Sentosa Hospital in Kuching as well as to Miri Hospital and Bintulu Hospital by supplying personal protective equipment, masks, infra-red non-contact thermometers and liquid hand sanitizer, as well as items to lighten the stress and burden of medical frontliners in the form of walkie-talkies, intercoms, CCTVs, air conditioners, nurses’ tables, comfortable working shoes and even pillows and mattresses to name but a few.

More recently, Sabati provided anti-Covid-19 kits and cash donations to all 55 community rehabilitation centres in Sarawak. In addition, 20 charitable organisations and NGOs have also received sanitisation kits and donations in cash or “in kind” from Sabati. — DayakDaily