Yayasan Petronas brings CNY cheer to 250 families in Kuching

Zulaihi hands over a festive hamper to a recipient.

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KUCHING, Feb 5: Some 250 underprivileged Sarawakian families have received essential food packages from Yayasan Petronas (YP) under its Sentuhan Kasih Festive Programme in conjunction with the Chinese New Year.

Petronas Sarawak general manager, Zulaihi Mantali, said that Yayasan Petronas had distributed care packages to more than 2,000 families throughout Malaysia during the Chinese New Year festive period this year.

“The objective of our Sentuhan Kasih Programme programme is to contribute staple food items or necessities to families who need a little extra support and care, in hopes that we can spread joy and warmth to their homes during this special occasion,” he said in a statement.

Food items such as rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour, canned sardines, tea, Milo, peanuts, noodle, sesame oil, tofu sauce, dry mushrooms, and cookies were given to 150 families during a ceremony at the Sarawak Islamic Complex recently.

The statement also revealed that Yayasan Petronas had recently distributed the food items to 100 families through the Welfare Department (JPM).

Yayasan Petronas annually contributes items to underprivileged communities for their basic needs and well-being in conjunction with major celebrations in Malaysia via its Sentuhan Kasih Festive programme.

The event was officiated by the Deputy Premier of Sarawak, Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Also present were the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Women, Children and Community Well-being Sarawak, Noriah Ahmad; JKM director, Adana Jed; Resident of Kuching Division, Fathi Hambali; Kuching Division Social Welfare Officer, Norhayati Abdul Rahman; and general manager of Petronas Sarawak, Zulaihi Mantali. — DayakDaily