Some 200 orang asli from two villages in Bentong, Pahang, were treated to an Iftar fare by Genting Malaysia on 25th May, 2018, via the company’s annual CSR programme during the holy month of Ramadan.
The two orang asli villages are situated around the foothills of Gunung Ulu Kali at Kampung Orang Asli Sg. Merjuk and Kampung Sungai Dua Hulu in Bentong, Pahang. Spreading cheer to the community for the past decade, 2018 is no different.
Represented by Ms. Katherine Chew (Vice President of Public Relations and Communications), the delegation from Genting Malaysia broke fast with the villagers by sitting down together for a communal Iftar meal.
Said Ms. Chew, “Ramadan in Malaysia is a month of patience and solidarity, and we are proud to be here, as we have been for many years, to share a buka puasa meal with the orang asli who have lived in the jungles surrounding Genting Highlands for generations. We are part of the same community, united by the mountain.
“This may be a small gesture, but it is one that we hope will make a difference in their lives. For as long as I have been with Genting Malaysia, I have always made it a point to attend this buka puasa event, and each and every one has always been special.”
Wrapping up the simple yet meaningful event, each family from the two villages received a set of sundries, courtesy of Genting Malaysia Berhad, which included staple foodstuff such as rice and cooking oil, as well as treats like Milo, Maggi Cup noodles and biscuits, to ensure that the villagers’ Aidilfitri celebrations would be bountiful.
Meanwhile, the children also received a customised stationery set, a gift to emphasise the importance of education to bring up a new generation of orang asli.
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