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Petronas celebrates Chinese New Year with recipients
Published on: Saturday, February 17, 2024
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Petronas celebrates Chinese New Year with recipients
Liew (2nd right) presenting a bag of rice and other foodstuff to a recipient. Looking on from right are Siti Ayu, Tengku Noraida (2nd left) and Ali Hassan (left).
KOTA KINABALU: Petronas celebrated Chinese New Year with the recipients of Yayasan Petronas’ Uplifting Lives Festive programme, spreading joy among the community during the festive season at Raia Hotel, here, Friday.

The celebration was graced by Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Christina Liew, who handed over essential food packages and jars of festive goodies to 50 of 100 recipients identified for the programme this year. 

The programme’s partner, Sabah Social Welfare Department (JPKA), will arrange the delivery of the packages to the rest.

Liew commended Yayasan Petronas for its efforts to reach out and share the joy with the community at every main festival in the country.

“The Foundation’s benevolent gesture becomes an inspiration and motivation for us to continue moving towards a loving and inclusive society.

“On behalf of my Ministry, I would like to express my gratitude to Yayasan Petronas for its caring spirit and concern.

Appreciation is also due to the Sabah Social Welfare Department for its cooperation in making Petronas’ Uplifting Lives Festive Programme a success,” she said.

The Minister noted that Yayasan Petronas’ consistent meaningful contribution to those in need, especially during the Chinese New Year and other festivals, reflects its firm commitment to corporate social responsibility.

“I am confident that the Foundation will continue to implement its social impact programme in Sabah in particular, and in Malaysia in general,” she said.

Earlier, General Manager of Petronas Sabah and Labuan Regional Office, Siti Ayu Abdul Wahab in her speech, said: “Chinese New Year is a time for celebration, unity, and hope. Through our Uplifting Lives

Festive programme, we aspire to bring joy to the communities, foster connection and make a meaningful difference in our community.”

Held annually in conjunction with major celebrations in Malaysia, namely Chinese New Year, Aidilfitri, Kaamatan, Gawai, Deepavali and Christmas, the Uplifting Lives Festive programme is an integral part of Yayasan Petronas’ community well-being and development strategy.

Siti Ayu said Yayasan Petronas carries out various community programmes focusing on three main pillars namely education, community development and wellbeing, and environment, underscoring the foundation’s dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of communities.

According to her, a total of 2,100 families across the nation, including 100 in Kota Kinabalu and 50 in Labuan, have been identified as recipients for the programme in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2024.

Also present were JPKA Deputy Director (Operations), Ali Hassan Kahar, Head of Yayasan Petronas Operations, Tengku Noraida Tengku Mahmud and Petronas Sabah and Labuan Regional Office Senior Manager, Jasper J. Diego.

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