PETRONAS, in response to the tragic consequences of Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar last week, has started sending aid to assist the victims of the disaster.
The company's first consignment of relief goods and medical supplies was flown out from the KL International Airport via Myanmar Airlines at 10.00 last night. More consignments will be flown out throughout the weekend, using larger aircrafts.
PETRONAS is working closely with MERCY Malaysia, its long-time partner for humanitarian aid and relief initiatives, to channel the supplies to the victims in Myanmar. PETRONAS has also sent a number of its employees to assist in the coordination of the relief supplies distribution. All items to be distributed conform to the United Nations' Sphere for the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.
PETRONAS has more than 200 people under its employment in Myanmar, including 32 Malaysians and other foreign expatriates. All of these employees and their families have been accounted for and were reportedly safe.
PETRONAS' business operations have not been affected by the cyclone and are running as usual.
Media Relations Department
9 May 2008