Donation of 1,000 sets of food boxes consists of rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar and canned foods for underprivileged families affected by Movement Control Order due to COVID 19 Pandemic
Mentakab, 19th May 2020 – Asia Honour Paper Industries Sdn Bhd (AHP), formerly known as Malaysian Newsprint Industries Sdn Bhd (MNI), a paper producer located in Mentakab, Pahang, donated 1,000 sets of dry food items to the local communities located near its operations.
Due to the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO) since 18 March 2020, many needy families have experienced a reduction in income. To assist the families during this difficult time, AHP donated 1,000 sets of dry food items consisting of 5 kg rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar and canned foods which are the daily necessities for the families impacted during the MCO period. The food items were handed over to Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Sharkar, Exco Member of Pahang State Government who incharge of tourism, environment and plantation, he is also the State Assembly Man for Lanchang whose team will distribute the food boxes to the needy families within Mentakab, Lanchang and Temerloh. Accompany him, YB Dato’ Nor Azmi, who is the State Assembly Man for Kuala Semantan to the event.
“Asia Honour, which was previously known as Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI), is fully committed to caring for the local community as a core value of our operations. We hope the donation of 1,000 sets of dry food items can help to relieve some burden experienced by the affected families during the MCO period. But providing donations is only one part of how we will contribute to our local community. As we are currently expanding our mill operations, we will create more jobs and business activities for the local community,” said AHP’s Executive Director, Dr. David Loh.
YB Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Sharkar thanked Asia Honour for its support in the effort to assist the local community. He is also very pleased to note that AHP commitment will bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Mentakab with an operational expansion that will create significant employment opportunities in the local area. On behalf of Pahang State Government who is friendly to foreign investment, he will help to facilitate AHP’s planned expansion which involve high technology, he also informed that AHP’s investment will be the biggest in Temerloh District. Immediately after the event, he had organized his teams to distribute the donated food items to families affected during the MCO period. Where 300 packs will be distributed by YB Dato’ Nor Azmi for the Temerloh needy, 150 packs each for Dato’ Henry Wong (MCA) and Mr. Subramaniam (MIC) for the Chinese and Indian community, while the balance 400 packs will be distributed by Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Sharkar himself. The food items are particularly timely for the needy families in view of the recent extension of MCO till 9th June 2020 announced by the Prime Minister.
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Mr Koh Mun Kit (GM, Social Capital)
Asia Honour Paper Industries Sdn Bhd leverages innovation and continuous product development to provide sustainable solutions for the global circular economy. We process plantation fibre and waste paper into three main product categories: recycled printing and writing paper, packaging paper, and newsprint. Asia Honour’s primary operation is located in Mentakab, Pahang, Malaysia.