30 stringers from various media agencies in Perak received food aid from a beverage company, Boba Tea Sdn Bhd (Daboba) which collaborated with the Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh – MBI) under the council’s MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) programme.
The care pack consisting food essentials is a contribution by the company to alleviate financial burden of recipients, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. The generous donation is also an appreciation to media members for providing continuous press coverage for the company.
The handover gimmick on 6th July was conducted in front of the Ipoh City Council building and saw Ipoh City Mayor YBhg. Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin pass a package to Rosli Mansor, the President of Perak Media Sports & Welfare Club (Kelab Sukan Dan Kabajikan Media Perak) for distribution later.
At the same event, Daboba and the Ipoh City Council also presented similar care packs to representatives from Gerbang Malam on behalf of 125 traders in the night market, as well as essentials to five council staff representatives, on behalf of 30 employees.
Director of Boba Tea Sdn Bhd, Jordan Choong said, “We are happy to work together with the Ipoh City Council to assist those who are in need. This is our first initiative but we will continue with our efforts to bring relief to the needy. We are proud to establish this cooperation because Daboba is a local Ipoh brand.”
Boba Tea Sdn Bhd, Ipoh City Council alongside Perak Media Sports & Welfare Club are working together to reach out to those who have been affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed in the country to stem the COVID-19 infection.