Wednesday, 20 November 2019

McDonald’s contributes more than RM560,000 to assist the underprivileged in Kedah.

SUNGAI PETANI, 18 November 2019 – McDonald’s Malaysia today announced the company’s
contribution of more than RM560,000 through various initiatives to the Kedah rakyat through its
Community Programme. The McDonald’s Community Programme is an initiative by the leading quick-service restaurant to give back to the underprivileged communities nationwide.


The presentation of the contributions was held at McDonald’s latest restaurant in the state, the McDonald's Aman Jaya Drive-Thru in Sungai Petani. Among the community initiatives announced were McDonald’s business zakat contribution, appointment of youths to participate in McDonald’s SLDN training programme, and the presentation of “Back-to-School” packs to primary school children from urban poor and underprivileged families.

“Helping the underprivileged community is a core value of McDonald’s Malaysia. The McDonald’s Community Programme underscores our commitment to carry out community engagements nationwide as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.



"With the opening of our latest restaurant in Kedah, we are able to continue contributing to the local economy through job opportunities and talent development. At the same time, it enables us to reach out to more people from the underprivileged community through our many engagement initiatives,” added Azmir, who is also President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia. RMHC is McDonald’s charity of choice. 


YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Menteri Besar of Kedah, was the guest of honour at the event today.

“Under the Kedah 2020 Budget, the state government places a lot of emphasis on the underprivileged community, allocating over RM4 million to assist the underprivileged in efforts to eradicate poverty, as well as to carry out social development projects,” said Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mukhriz.

“Every effort carried out by McDonald’s Malaysia in the state is a reflection of its strong commitment to improve Kedah’s socio-economic status. We commend McDonald’s Malaysia’s Community Programme, as it benefits the Kedah rakyat as a whole,” added Dato' Seri Utama Haji Mukhriz.


McDonald’s Malaysia’s business zakat contribution

McDonald’s Malaysia fulfilled its zakat obligation to the state of Kedah for the year 2019, contributing a total of RM101,000.

McDonald’s Malaysia recently received the Corporate Zakat Contribution Certificate by Pusat Pungutan Zakat Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (PPZ-MAIWP), and is in fact the first business to receive this recognition.

“As a business entity that is 100 percent owned by Muslims, it is a religious commitment for us to pay zakat to be distributed to those in need. We have been contributing zakat since 2017 under Lionhorn Pte Ltd, a unit of Reza Group,” said Azmir


McDonald’s youth employment initiative through NDTS

McDonald's National Dual Training System (NDTS) is an 18-month industry-oriented training programme which combines 70 percent of practical training in McDonald's restaurants and 30 percent of theoretical lessons in the classroom.

This fully-sponsored programme is accredited by the Department of Skills Development (DSD) – one of the efforts by the quick-service restaurant to elevate the standards of the company’s human capital development, and nurture new talents, in line with the national agenda.

"We are excited to welcome youths from the state of Kedah to participate in our training programme. We hope that through this programme, the selected individuals will learn the necessary skills to thrive and embark on promising careers that will help enhance the economic status of their families,” said Azmir.

The NDTS programme is part of the McDonald’s Community Programme organised for youths from the underprivileged community. Once these trainees pass the assessment and final test of the programme, they will be qualified for employment at McDonald’s restaurants.


Each trainee will be given a monthly living allowance of RM1,200, medical and insurance benefits, as well as free meals.


 “Back to School” Programme

1,680 children from 56 schools throughout Kedah will receive “Back-to-School” packs this year. The "Back-to-School" programme is an annual initiative led by McDonald's Malaysia and its charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

The “Back-to-School” 2019 programme, launched in Kuala Lumpur in mid-October, is the largest so far – with RM3 million raised in order for 30,000 primary school children from urban poor and underprivileged families to receive “Back-to School" packs ahead of the 2020 school year. The packs will be delivered in stages to other states in Malaysia until the end of the year.

Each "Back-to-School" pack, worth RM100, consists of a set of school uniform, a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, and a school bag.

In 2018, McDonald’s Malaysia and RMHC delivered “Back-to-School” packs worth RM1.7 million to 17,000 primary school students. The year before that saw McDonald’s Malaysia and RMHC reaching out to 6,000 students with RM1.2 million raised.

RMHC is McDonald’s Malaysia’s charity of choice that aims to help underprivileged children in Malaysia. To donate or volunteer for RMHC Malaysia, please contact the headquarters of RMHC Malaysia at 03-7843 3388 or visit https://rmhc-malaysia.my/get-involved/make-a-donation/.





Saturday, 16 March 2019

Special Showcase Penyanyi Pop Etnik no.1 Malaysia, Noraniza Idris.

Salam Sejahtera & Salam 1Malaysia!

Noraniza Idris merupakan satu nama yang tidak asing lagi di dalam industri musik tanah air, malah beliau cukup terkenal dengan usahanta untuk memartabatkan genre "Irama Malaysia" bagi memupuk semangat cintakan irama² bermotifkan etnik berbilang kaum dan budaya di Malaysia, contohnya Awallah Dongdang, Iboq (kita) dan Hala Timur. Abam pun masa sekolah dulu membesar dengan lagu-lagu Irama Malaysia dan Etnik Kreatif ni.


SAWO MATANG - Noraniza Idris Special Showcase

Pada minggu lepas, sidang media Sawo Matang - Noraniza Idris Special Showcase telah diadakan untuk mewar-warkan mengenai Malai Solo Tour yang bakal berlangsung bermula dengan Fleastar bersama Noraniza Idris sempena Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2019.



Program ini dianjurkan dengan kerjasama Persatuan Tatihseni Malaysia, Noraniza Idris Productiin Ventures Sdn Bhd (NIPVSB) dan Harithmai Production (HMP) untuk memberi kesedaran tentang kepentingan ilmu kemahiran bagi menjana pendapatan masa panjang disamping memperkenalkan dan menyemarakkan semangat cinta seni dan budaya dikalangan pelapis yakni anak muda sekarang.






Beberapa lagi siri jelajah turut diadakan sehinggalah kemuncak acara pada April 2020 nanti. Kat bawah ni Abam senaraikan semua program yang telah diatur oleh pihak penganjur.

12 - 14 April 2019 : Sawo Matang - Noraniza Idris Special Showcase di Matic Kuala Lumpur.

6 Mei - 4 Jun 2019 : Fleastar Aidil Fitri di Bangi Selangor.

21 Jun - 20 Julai 2019 : Travelog 13 episod di 13 buah negeri di seluruh Malaysia.

2 - 4 Ogos 2019 : Fleastar Merdeka di Bularan 18 Amanjaya & Casuarina Hotel, Ipoh Perak.

12 - 14 Oktober 2019 : Akar Zapin Kita 219 di Matic Kuala Lumpur.

29, 30 November dan 1 Disember 2019 : Farquhar dan Kala Jengking.
2 program iaitu Teater Kanak-Kanak MWCP oleh pemenang pertama Sayembara Menulis dan Teate Kanak-Kanak anjuran Dewan bahasa dan Pustaka.

9 November 2019 : Iktiraf - Noraniza Idris in Concert (Singapura).

2 - 4 April 2020 : Malai Solo - Noraniza Idris in Concert di Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur.

Platform Terbaik Memartabatkan Irama Malaysia (#SaveIramaMalaysia)

Dalam sidang media - Sawo Matang, Niraniza Idris percaya program dan konsert yang bakal diadakan adalah platform terbaik untuk memperkenalkan dan mengembalikan kepercayaan anak muda terhadap muzik Irama Malaysia. Dalm konsert nanti, beliau bakal menterjemahkan sebuah perkampungan budaya Melayu melalui proses peralihan kedatangan pelbagai kaum dari segi gaya, bahasa, pertuturan, pakaian, gerak tari, nyanyian dan muzik.


Beliau juga bakal mempamerkan konsep Pentas Alam Semulajadi yang akan dihiasi dengan taman dan pokok-pokok melambangkan "Malaysian Garden" dan prop elemen 6 etnik Malaysia semasa Malai Solo Tour nanti.

Beliau juga dikhabarkan akan membawa sedikit kelainan dari persembahan biasa yang Abam penah tengok dari segi pemilihan lagu, persembahan pentas dan sebagainya supaya Irama Malaysia tak berada ditakuk lama.

Antara kelainannya adalah Noraniza Idris akan bergabung dengan koir dari sekolah Cina dan akan menghimpunkan 100 artis budaya "Malay World Cultural Paradise" untuk mengiringi tarian dan nyanyian beliau.

Abam harap dengan "Malai Solo Tour" ni ajan menjadi titik tolak musik Irama Malaysia akan lebih dikenali macam zaman Abam dulu.

Untuk mendapatkan tiket Sawo Matang - Noraniza Idris Special Showcase di Matic Kuala Lumpur boleh hubungi Harithmai Production (HMP) di talian : 019-3391444, 018-8714305 atau whatsapp 011-37700894 atau 018-3981810. Tiket berharga RM99, RM119, RM139, RM169 dan RM189.



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