On the first day of Syawal, a fierce storm woke the villagers of Sg Besar, Selangor, blowing off roofs and damaging homes. Instead of celebrating the first day of Hari Raya with the rest of the country, 26 residents of several villages in the area were forced to leave their homes.
On 12 July 2016, the ‘Tabung Bencana Alam Parlimen Sungai Besar’ was launched to help the villagers who were affected by the storm.
The fund is a local Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative which will provide immediate assistance to future natural disaster victims of Sg Besar.
Roadcare (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Protasco Berhad, contributed RM100,000 to the fund.
Dato’ Sri Muzaffar Syah Abd Rahman, Managing Director, Construction and Maintenance Divisions, Protasco Berhad, on behalf of Roadcare, presented the cheque to YB Budiman Mohd Zohdi, Member of Parliament for Sg Besar.
Part of the funds were channeled to these 26 victims who received financial aid amounting RM500 to RM2,000, depending on the severity of the damage to their homes.