The company is also aiming to raise a further RM 500,000 to aid in relief efforts.

Jean Khoo  |  Singapore
Published 2015-01-09 12:00:41

Previously, we hailed our flood heroes from Malaysia who stepped out to support flood relief efforts in the country. This time, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo Malaysia has also joined forces to donate RM 500,000 through Tabung Bencana New Straits Times Press (NSTP) — an English newspaper company under Media Prima Malaysia — as relief aid to help flood victims in Malaysia.

Image Credit: Techattack
Image Credit: Techattack

Tech Attack reported that the fund collected will be utilised to purchase necessities such as blankets, mattresses, as well as the rebuilding of damaged houses for those affected by the disaster. Besides Oppo’s staff in Kota Bharu, staff in Kelantan will also be volunteering as part of the relief efforts at the affected areas.

A 50% discount has also been offered for a full repair of Oppo smartphones damaged by the flood from January 6th until 31st of 2015. Minor services are also offered for free. The chart below shows the participating Oppo outlets:

Image Credit: Techattack
Image Credit: Techattack

Oppo Malaysia also advised its 1,600 staff members and more than 3,500 Oppo dealers in Malaysia to take part in this cause, hoping that together, their efforts will raise an additional RM500,000 to surpass RM1 million in donations for the cause.

Oppo Malaysia CEO William Fang stated that they are very concerned about the flood in Malaysia. “Since Oppo’s establishment in Malaysia over a year ago, we have lived as part of the nation’s family, and it is our responsibility and commitment to build a better future for Malaysians, be it through new smartphone technology introduction and implementation, or community building. We are devastated over the situation and are keen to support the rebuilding of the community,” said William to Tech Attack.

Oppo Malaysia CEO William Fang. Image Credit: Jackie Loi
Oppo Malaysia CEO William Fang. Image Credit: Jackie Loi

Anyone who would like to donate can refer to NST for more information.

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