Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has inspected the storage and distribution center of the National Concern Basket at the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) Complex in Putrajaya.
The National Concern Basket was initiated by the government and corporate sectors to help the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Alhamdulillah, the implementation of this National Caring Basket which is a continuation of the Food Basket Assistance Program implemented by the Government has received encouraging response from corporate companies,” said Muhyiddin in a Facebook post yesterday.
He added, to date, a total of RM16 million has been contributed by five corporate companies that have come forward to make this initiative a success.
The corporate companies are: PETRONAS Foundation (contributed RM5 million), AEON (RM4 million), Pharmaniaga (RM3 million) as well as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Telekom Malaysia who each contributed RM2 million.
As a commitment on the part of the Government, the Prime Minister office has also contributed RM5 million.
” I hope more corporate companies will come forward to give support after this, so that more people in need can be helped,” said Muhyiddin.
Malaysians who want to get help from the National Caring Basket, you can call Talian Kasih at 15999, the District Social Welfare Department (JKM) nationwide or Whatsapp to 019-2615999.
Applications can also be made directly through the Official Social Media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram KPWKM).
Further information such as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), application forms and flow charts as well as the telephone number of the JKM Operations Room can be obtained by visiting the website http://www.jkm.gov.my.
Volunteers of the National Concern Squad under the auspices of JKM are ready to send assistance to applicants as soon as the National Concern Basket delivery mode is activated from Monday, 19 July.