KOTA KINABALU, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Padiberas Nasional Bhd (BERNAS) will
continue to carry out its social responsibility of sharing its progress with the
people of the country by providing various forms of assistance to the needy
groups, especially the poor, orphans, single mothers as well as victims of
According to a statement issued today by Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd (BCSB),
BERNAS'' wholly owned subsidiary that carries out its operations in Sabah, a
total of RM1.2 million had been given out to the people in the state as of
August this year via various forms of social and welfare contributions as well
as business zakat payment to the state government.
In this month of Ramadhan alone, BERNAS had approved the contribution of
rice worth RM356,388 for distribution to the needy in the state.
Together with other foodstuff contributed, its contribution has amounted to
a total of RM449,468 this month.
BERNAS also gave out in financial assistance RM50,000 to five orphanages in
the state, the statement said.
Apart from the target groups, contributions are also made through welfare
bodies via community leaders including Parliament members, state assemblyman,
government agencies, schools, and both private and public welfare associations.
To ensure that the distributions are going on smoothly, any queries on
applications for contributions could be checked with BERNAS officers, it said.
Last year, BERNAS also paid business zakat amounting to RM723,995 to the
The corporate social responsibility programme carried out by the company
currently, where it has pledged to donate 25 grammes of rice for every purchase
of its 10 kg rice packets, is intended to engage Malaysians from all races and
religion to help in the noble deed to help orphanages throughout the country,
the statement said.--BERNAMA