Covid-19 Response

Malaysian community provides food relief

Diplomatic Correspondent

24 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Malaysian community in Bangladesh conducted a community service project by providing Covid-19 food relief to the Abinta Kabir Foundation and the locals affected by the pandemic.

The programme was held at the Abinta Kabir Foundation School in the city on Friday morning.

The Covid-19 food relief effort was spearheaded by Shereen Bon, a Malaysian entrepreneur based in Bangladesh, with the support of the High Commission of Malaysia, represented by Amir Farid Abu Hasan, the acting High Commissioner, said a press release.

In his short remarks, Amir took the opportunity to thank the people of Bangladesh for the kind gestures extended to them during their stay in this country.

He summed that Malaysians in general feel welcomed and safe whenever they are in Bangladesh. The donation is a small gesture of appreciation in the name of humanity.

The Malaysian community donated food relief to 100 families, five rickshaws, two sewing machines, two scholarships, tiffin boxes with juice for 90 students of Abinta Kabir Foundation. A total of Tk 3,28,037 were collected from Malaysians living in Bangladesh. The donation drive is part of an effort to help alleviate the difficulties faced by those who have been affected by the pandemic.

Currently, there are 376 Malaysians, who called Bangladesh as their second home, residing in Bangladesh.