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#KitaJagaKita Malaysia Communities in Need | Thank You #AyamWithYou Community Food Pantries Initiative


#KitaJagaKita While times are tough due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysians are pulling together to support communities with kindness and trust, giving old methods such as communal food pantries an innovative spin.


The #AyamWithYou Food Pantry initiative, by Ayam Brand™ and 13 charity homes nationwide is helping charities, empowering them to help surrounding communities that are in need.

For example in the Anjung Singgah homeless shelter in Jalan Lekiu is leading the way for surrounding communities by managing the #AyamWithYou pantry in this area.


“We were concerned for the well-being of some families here especially during Ramadan and for Raya. We don’t have much, but they had less. We have been part of the Ayam Brand™ Community Care campaign in the past. This year Ayam Brand™ again provided our organisation with two months’ supply of their products for our residents, and suggested the food pantry or gerobok rezeki as a solution for the community. They have provided a weatherproof pantry and a separate stock of products that we can bless the community with,” said Anjung Singgah Yayasan Kebajikan Negara, operations officer, Encik Amir Rudin Bin Abdul Rahman.

The weatherproof pantry is set up outside the shelter so that social distancing is observed. It is open to the public round-the-clock. Staff and residents update the community about the food pantry through community groups on social media and messaging apps, and they top up the Ayam Brand™ products daily.

“We sent out messages by WhatsApp and Facebook that the food pantry items are free for those who need, while those who want to contribute can add dry foods, snacks, stationery, cleaning products and other essential items. The residents relish the responsibility of managing the food pantry and keeping it well-stocked. They get to practice kindness and generosity,” Encik Amir Rudin said.


Response to the initiative has been overwhelming with the daily allocation of Ayam Brand™ products such as tuna, baked beans, processed peas, canned pineapples and coconut milk snapped up quickly, and other essentials being added, with strong support from the community.

“Surprises have turned up at the food pantry including fresh vegetables, dates, baby formula, diapers and Raya cookies! We can feel the #KitaJagaKita closeness. The #AyamWithYou food pantry project has made this Raya very special by building stronger bonds of kindness, trust and support in our community, allowing us to contribute actively well-being,” he added.

Through its long-running Corporate Social Responsibility programmes Ayam Brand™ has contributed more than 2 million healthy meals for charity, providing nutritious food to more than 21,800 people from 524 charity organisations and NGOs over the past 12 years.


This year the brand has supported Covid-19 front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh, 13 charity homes, the #AyamWithYou food pantry initiative, and the Anjung Singgah Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit centre, with plans to support more organisations and communities.

“Covid-19 drastically changed our plans for the 13th annual Ayam Brand™ Community Care Campaign, but we see the positive impact of the #AyamWithYou Food Pantry initiative. It changes the narrative for our charity home partners, from being recipients to being contributors and donors in their respective communities. The community here has embraced the food pantry concept of ‘take what you need, leave what you can’ creating a virtuous cycle that is sustaining the initiative” said Ayam Brand Malaysia’s Marketing Manager, Nathan Deverre.

Ayam Brand™ staff have helped spread the word on the food pantry so that more can benefit or contribute, and started the ball rolling by being among the first to contribute non-food items to the pantry.

“Starting with our families and friends we sent out a list of necessities for the pantry. Those who could dropped off essential items at the pantry. The community are so willing and eager to help. They have shared the location of the pantry with those in need as well. All of us can help within our means,” said an Ayam Brand™ team member who lives in the area.


The #AyamWithYou food pantry is located Anjung Singgah, Lot 28-32 Jalan Hang Lekiu, 50100 Kuala Lumpur and at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kasih Nurul Hasanah No 1, Jalan Pimping Kanan, Ukay Heights 68000 Ampang Selangor.

#AyamWithYou Community Food Pantries for communities that in need. These are the location located around Malaysia. Spread the news for people in needs.

KUALA LUMPUR: Anjung Singgah Lot 28-32 Jalan Hang Lekiu, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

PAHANG: Rumah Anak Yatim Dan Fakir Miskin Baitul Husna, Lot 132 Kampung Pelindung, 26100 Beserah, Kuantan

TERENGGANU: Rumah Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Al-Hijrah Lot 4972, Taman Alam Perdana Binjai, 24000 Kemaman

KELANTAN: Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Anak Yatim dan Asnaf Kelantan Lot 723 Seksyen 49, Mukim Langgar, 15000 Kota Bharu

PERAK: Pertubuhan Baitul Aini Ipoh PT 232242, Jalan Kuala Pari Hilir, Kg. Kuala Pari Hilir, 30100 Ipoh

PENANG: Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-anak Islam Wisma Yatim Lelaki 173, Jalan Air Itam, 11500 Penang

KEDAH: Pusat Jagaan Insan Kesayanganku No.852 Taman Mahsuri Jitra, 06000 Jasmina

PERLIS: Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Amal Rumah Teduh Perlis No. 45, Lorong Haroom Bunga, Jalan Sekolah Derma, 01000 Kangar

NEGERI SEMBILAN: Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Istimewa Harapan Negeri Sembilan No. 43, Jalan TTJS 3/4, Taman Tuanku Jaafar, 71450 Sungai Siput, Seremban

JOHOR: Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Shafar, No 15, Jalan Limau, Kampung Pasir, Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru

SELANGOR: Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasanah No 1, Jalan Pimping Kanan, Ukay Height, 68000 Selangor

SARAWAK: Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Pendidikan Nur Murni, No 22, Lot 1365, Lorong Field Force 8e, Taman Green Field, 93250 Kuching

SABAH: Rumah Anak Kesayangan, No. 22, Lot 151, Jalan Mat Salleh, Taman Sempelang Sembulan, 88100 Kota Kinabalu

Be part of the movement to receive or to give essentials. We care for our community! 

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OYO Malaysia Offers FREE Rooms To Healthcare Practitioners Serving At The Frontlines Of Covid-19


OYO will offer free rooms at its partner hotels within a 5km radius of Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Shah Alam and Hospital Tuanku Jaafar in Seremban to healthcare practitioners treating Covid-19 cases at these hospitals.

Properties near Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Shah Alam and Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban were identified because of the large number of cases being treated at these hospitals.

Between now and 14th April 2020, Healthcare practitioners from these public hospitals treating Covid-19 cases can access free rooms at the following hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and Seremban.

OYO 89676 Hotel 22                                      
No 70, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail                           
Bandar Seremban, 70200 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan

OYO 188 YP WANGSA HOTEL                      
No 8, Jalan 65C, Pekeliling 
53000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

OYO 882 Hotel Sri Muda Corner Sdn Bhd   
No. 73, Jalan Makmur 25/64, 
Taman Sri Muda 40400 Shah Alam,
Selangor

Healthcare practitioners from these hospitals can book rooms by contacting the OYO Careline on +6013-3560534, +6012-296 8682, +6016-6960616 and +6014-3819527 between 9am and 6pm everyday. Proof of employment in the form of staff IDs are required at check-in.

OYO’s offer is in response to many requests on social media and elsewhere from NGOs and healthcare practitioners for rooms, apartments and homes within a short radius of hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in these cities.  

Tan Ming Luk, Country Head, Singapore & Malaysia, OYO Hotels & Homes said as a provider of essential services and key stakeholder in the tourism and travel industry, OYO has an added responsibility to ensure those who are in need of clean affordable living spaces have access to them.


“Our healthcare practitioners, especially those in the frontlines are working tirelessly, round-the-clock to care for patients with Covid-19. While they care for others, OYO and our partners want to care for them.In that spirit, we went to our partners and asked them to support us to do our part for Malaysia during these unprecedented times and everyone said yes. These are the kind of caring souls we have as partners and I would like to thank them for responding to our call so quickly”.

He adds, “We hope that by offering rooms at OYO partner hotels that are within close proximity of hospitals, we can alleviate some of their burden and ensure they have ready access to clean affordable living spaces within close proximity to their hospitals to rest and refresh themselves before continuing their gruelling routine”.

“Our healthcare practitioners have been subject to gruelling hours as a result of this pandemic. We hope that by offering clean living spaces near hospitals, travel time can be reduced, especially after a gruelling shift. The safety and well-being of our healthcare practitioners traveling to and from hospitals is just as important and OYO wanted to do our part to ensure that.”

On the advice of Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) and guidance from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Malaysia, OYO will continue to accept reservations and check-ins from foreign guests, Employees of Government agencies and anyone employed in any of the essential services mandated during the period which the MCO is imposed. However, the offer only covers the room rate as all other services and facilities at the hotel will remain shut during this time. Only in-room dining is permitted at hotels with F&B outlets.

For further guidance and assistance, please contact OYO’s partner support team via our chat line or email at malaysia.partnersupport@oyorooms.com 

For the latest updates on Covid-19 in Malaysia, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Health Malaysia or follow @KKMPutrajaya on Twitter.  

For updates from the Majlis Keselamatan Nasional, visit mkn.gov.my


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Jacob’s Original Cream Crackers Rallies Malaysians To Get High Pole Lion Dance Recognised As A UNESCO Heritage This Chinese New Year 2020 !



In celebration of original Malaysian traditions, this Lunar New Year, The Original Cream Crackers (Jacob’s), a biscuit brand under Mondelēz International (Malaysia) is shining the spotlight on the High Pole Lion Dance, a Muar-born tradition. 


In a bid to get this original Malaysian tradition recognised by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, Jacob’s is rallying Malaysians to sign a petition (http://bit.ly/36zyDDI).


Pioneered by the Kun Seng Keng (KSK) Lion and Dragon Dance Association, the High Pole Lion Dance was founded in Muar, Johor more than 20 years ago. Since then, this unique performance which symbolizes good luck and fortune has spread across the globe. To date, troupes from Malaysia have won over 100 World Lion Dance Championships while setting international benchmarks. 


“In 2017, KSK initiated a bid to get it listed as a UNESCO heritage. Despite the effort and support they received, this variation of the Lion Dance has yet to attain the recognition it deserves. Jacob’s is moved by the story and we have decided to join forces with KSK to revive the attempt to enlist High Pole Lion Dance as a UNESCO heritage. Having this local invention recognised by UNESCO ensures that we can preserve this unique tradition and pass it on to future generations. With that, we are now inviting each and every Malaysian to join us in making our High Pole Lion Dance known to the world,” said Eugenia Goh, Brand Manager, Biscuits (Fuel), at Mondelēz International (Malaysia). 


In addition to providing consumers with the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way, Mondelēz International through its biscuit brands has been showing its support for various initiatives. Last August, Jacob’s embarked on ‘The Originals’ campaign which saw the kick-off for its Original Malaysians initiative that highlighted inspiring Malaysian personalities who are legends in their own fields. Today, its celebration of Original Malaysian Traditions is significant in getting the High Pole Lion Dance internationally recognised.

To date, three original Malaysian traditions namely Mak Yong theatre, Silat and Dondang Sayang have been recognised by UNESCO as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’. The recognition received are deemed meaningful as it safeguards Malaysia’s heritage while promoting its national identity.


Tang Puay Sen, KSK Troupe Leader & Coach said “The Muar-born High Pole Lion Dance was founded in 1988. We started off as a small lion dance troupe and in 1992, we awed audiences around the globe when we incorporated high poles into the dance, poles that increased in height over time. It is also humbling to know that the standards for international competitions these days were pioneered by our Malaysian troupes. To make our UNESCO dream a reality, we need Malaysians to join hands in hopes of obtaining as many signatures as possible for this petition. Having the support of the mass will certainly strengthen and support our application to UNESCO. It is time this awe-inspiring Malaysian tradition gets the international recognition it deserves.”


With the precise incorporation of music, choreography, and ancient wisdom among others, this exceptionally elegant and highly skilled craft often comprises of a multi-cultural dance troupe, a true reflection of what makes us proud to be Malaysians. 

Among the first few Malaysians who have signed this petition are employees of Mondelēz International (Malaysia) and its partners. 


In conjunction with this initiative, Jacob’s has produced two limited edition festive tins featuring the ‘High Pole Lion Dance’ and, the '24-Festive Drums’. Each tin retails at RM14.40.

Mouse mommy also support and signed this petition! Lets’ make our UNESCO dream happen and become reality – High Pole Lion Dance! ( http://bit.ly/36zyDDI )  



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