PETALING JAYA: The Minggu Saham Amanah 2009 (MSAM 09) in Johor Baharu in April and the Program Bersama PNB organised by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) in Kuching in May, offered space and ample opportunities for companies as well as banking and financial institutions to reach out to their target groups.
Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd (Takaful IKHLAS), a company offering products and Syariah-based financial protection services for one, made maximum use of the opportunity and platform to implement its corporate social responsibility (CSR).
According to Takaful IKHLAS in a statement here yesterday, in conjunction with the MSAM 09 and Program Bersama PNB, the company had undertaken various activities related to CSR such as a free medical examination and play activities with elements of education, apart from disseminating information on investments and financial planning to the community. Takaful IKHLAS also handed over zakat contributions while undertaking a blood donation campaign.
Apart from helping in the social development of the local community, contributions as well as the community activities sponsored, were aimed at rewarding them irrespective of race or religion, the statement said. According to the statement, the free medical examination received encouraging response from the public.
At the MSAM 09 in Johor Baharu, this activity saw the participation of 600 visitors over the two days it was held. Takaful IKHLAS also donated five nebuliser units — equipment used by patients suffering from respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and asthma— to the Johor State Health Department.
At the Program Bersama PNB 09 in Kuching, Takaful IKHLAS sponsored the prizes for a children’s drawing competition. It attracted 500 children from 49 KEMAS kindergartens in Kuching. Takaful IKHLAS, which began operations in July 2003, is a subsidiary of MNRB Holdings Berhad, an investment holdings company listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia. Its main shareholder is PNB Berhad. — Bernama