24 February 2021, Kuala Lumpur – Concerned about the plight of families affected by the recent floods in Pahang, Great Eastern Takaful Berhad made a token contribution totaling RM10,000 to some 16 families whose homes were impacted.
A limited crew from the company led by Chief Executive Officer Shahrul Azlan Shahriman visited the family representatives in Mentakab and Temerloh to personally hand over the contributions.
The recipients related their ordeal of having to live in dangerous conditions during the floods, how they had lost some valuables and how some of the homes were in a state of disrepair.
One of the recipients, Armaizal Ab Razak, 39, from Kampung Sg Rabit in Temerloh thanked the company for considering their plight.
“First there was the floods, then MCO was imposed. I run a small food business selling nasi kukus and nasi kerabu in Temerloh town and sales was badly affected. After the floods receded, we could not just continue where we left off, we had to clean up the house, do repairs, replace damaged items and so on. The contribution from Great Eastern Takaful was very helpful, I managed to replace my front and back doors which were damaged by the flooding,” said the father of three who had to move with his family to a flood shelter temporarily during the recent flooding.
Said CEO Shahrul: “We feel for these families, especially in their time of need. Unexpected happenings like these can happen to anyone, anywhere.
What we have given them is just a token to tide them over with the little things they need, like food and groceries. This is why all of us need some form of coverage for rainy days ahead”.
En Shahrul later visited some of the homes affected by the floods.