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News in brief: Dec 22, 2021

22/12/2021 08:50 PM

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (M) BHD (UOB Malaysia) is offering relief assistance to individuals, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and corporates affected by the recent floods in the Klang Valley and other states across the country. 

In a statement today, the bank said the assistance includes deferment of financing and loan payments, reduction in monthly repayment instalments, and extension of repayment tenures. 

“We will tailor our repayment options and other relief measures to suit each customer’s specific requirements so that they can better manage their financial situation and recover faster from this devastating incident,” chief executive officer Wong Kim Choong said.

The bank is waiving charges for certain services, including replacing debit and credit cards or cheque books that were lost or damaged during the floods, as well as waiving late credit card payment charges. 



PR1MA CORPORATION MALAYSIA has allocated finances and manpower to assist Malaysian families affected by the recent floods through the #PR1MAKita Flood Disaster Relief 2021.

In a statement, chairman Datuk Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya said this aid is a measure to relieve the burden of families especially among the staff and buyers of PR1MA housing units affected by the flood.

For affected homebuyers, PR1MA will contact them directly to ensure that those affected by the disaster would be assisted as much as possible.



AIRASIA FOUNDATION today launched a flood relief donation drive to support the rebuilding needs of communities impacted by floods across several Malaysian states. 

In a statement, the foundation said the fund-raising campaign will see donation boxes be made available on-board all AirAsia flights as well as online via the BigPay app.  

All donations will go towards repairing and rebuilding homes and community infrastructure damaged by the floods.

The foundation also invites registered non-profit organisations with a track record in relief and rehabilitation work to apply for project funding via



MR D.I.Y. GROUP (M) BHD has been named Frost & Sullivan’s “2021 Malaysia Home Improvement Retail Company of the Year”, thus winning an award from the international consulting firm for two years in a row.

In a statement today, the homegrown retailer said this follows its recognition at the Frost & Sullivan 2020 Market Leadership Award last year.

IIt said Frost & Sullivan found the company excelled in many areas under the home improvement retail space, a testament to its continued efforts to implement best practices across the organisation.



BUSINESS MEDIA INTERNATIONAL announced 17 winners of its CXP Best Customer Experience Awards 2021, which was based on a survey of some 30,000 Malaysian consumers between March and September this year.

The winners include CIMB Bank Bhd, Malaysia Airlines, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia, Coway (M) Sdn Bhd, Cuckoo International (Mal) Sdn Bhd, and Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd. 

Managing director Datuk William Ng said customer experience is seeing a rebound in importance as businesses shift their focus to providing customers with the attention, time, and value-added service they deserve. 



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