KOTA KINABALU, 15 JANUARY 2019 – QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd (QSR Brands) through KFC Malaysia distributes relief aid to fire victims that hit Kampung Pasir Putih in Putatan last Friday and Kampung Karakit, Pulau Banggi in Kudat subsequently on Sunday.
Managing Director of QSR Brands, YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azahari Mohamed Kamil presented cash donation amounting RM40,000 to the Chief Minister of Sabah, YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd. Shafie Apdal to alleviate the burden of the affected individuals and families from both villages during a visit to Sabah Chief Minister’s Office on Tuesday.
Immediate relief assistance was also provided in the form of food to the temporary relief centre in Putatan whereby 220 packs of KFC were distributed to the victims and volunteers in Dewan Serbaguna Putatan. Led by YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azahari, the relief mission was assisted by Mr. Hasan Mahali, the district officer of Putatan and joined by Mr. Lo Yu Foh, the Head of KFC East Malaysia and Tuan Haji Mohd Roslan Mohd Saludin, the Head of Shariah and Halal Compliance, QSR Brands.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fire in Putatan and Kudat. We hope that our small contribution could go a long way in helping the victims to get back on their feet,” Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azahari said adding that QSR Brands and KFC Malaysia will continue to look out for the community at times of crisis as part of its corporate social responsibility.
It was reported that 55 houses were destroyed in Putatan fire affecting 315 residents from 74 families while 81 houses were wiped out in Kudat fire including two building of teachers’ quarters of Sekolah Kebangsaan Karakit leaving 303 residents homeless and affected.