Sarawak Oil Palms fi­nan­cially helps Rh Gun­tong fire vic­tims

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MIRI: Sarawak Oil Palms Ber­had (SOP) has do­nated RM5,700 to Rumah Gun­tong fire vic­tims.

Es­tate man­ager Lim Hung Hui, who handed over the do­na­tion re­cently, said the aid was from the SOP Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund.

“SOP Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund is part of the com­pany’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity — a spe­cial pro­gramme des­ig­nated to reach out to the com­mu­nity in the vicin­ity of SOP’s op­er­a­tions af­fected by nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, such as flood and fire.

“The do­na­tion may not be much but it is our ges­ture of SOP’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment in giv­ing back to the so­ci­ety,” he said.

The com­pany also do­nated rice and cook­ing oil to the res­i­dents.

The fire on Wed­nes­day (Dec 18) de­stroyed 17 doors of the long­house, which is lo­cated 7km from SOP’s es­tate.

“At the mo­ment, they (af­fected res­i­dents) are cur­rently stay­ing at tem­po­rary shel­ter or with rel­a­tives nearby. They are happy with any help that could ease their bur­den from the un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent,” said Tuai Rumah Daniel Lawi.

Lim (right) hands over the do­na­tion to Daniel, who rep­re­sented Rumah Gun­tong.

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