TM: GLCs, GLICs Disaster Recovery Network Activated to Provide Social Aid to National Crisis with RM50 Million Allocation | Malaysia

Several flood victims were seen crossing the floods at Hulu Langat on December 19, 2021. – Photo Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, December 19 – The Disaster Recovery Network (GDRN) of Government Linked Companies (GLC) and Government Linked Investment Companies (GLIC) has been activated to provide social assistance and support the public affected by the flash floods and landslides, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) said.

He said, to begin with, that a total of RM 50 million has been allocated to relief initiatives including a RM 25 million matching grant from the government while the GLC / GLIC will jointly contribute an additional RM 25 million. .

“As a member of GDRN, which TM co-leads as secretariat with Yayasan Hasanah under Khazanah Nasional Bhd, we collaborate with the National Security Council (NSC) through the National Disaster Management Agency ( NADMA) and other agencies to help advance other disaster relief, ”TM group chief executive Imri Mokhtar said in a statement.

He said together with GDRN members, TM will mobilize rescue and aid efforts to ensure basic necessities and healthcare can be provided to those in need.

The 56th Royal Signals Telekom Army Reserve Regiment, which includes volunteers from TM, has been deployed to the field to provide emergency assistance and services involving internet and phone lines across the country.

“While the situation remains uncertain, I am grateful for the swift action, especially from TM’s engineering and customer service team in keeping our customers up to date and working to restore connectivity services. indispensable.

“As we prepare to anticipate worsening conditions, we remain hopeful that Malaysians in need will receive the help they need. Our front lines will be on the ground 24 hours a day to restore services and get affected states back on their feet, ”he said.

Meanwhile, Imri said that some telecommunications services provided by TM were affected and a number of telecommunications equipment, especially in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang, were damaged, causing service disruption in several regions.

In the meantime, we have had to cut off power and network equipment in some areas as a precaution to ensure the safety of people nearby and to minimize potential risks.

“Our immediate concern is for 50,000 of our valued unifi, streamyx, landline and unifi mobile customers who are affected, and we are working hard to ensure that communication services are restored safely,” he added. – Bernama