OM Materials (Sarawak) Donates RM1.4 Million of Protective Wear to Safeguard Front-Liners

Kuching (Sarawak), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 – OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, an associate company of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMS), has stepped forward to donate RM1.4 million worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to government and medical front-liners.

The PPE comprising 10,000 disposable medical protective suits, 10,000 isolation gowns, 5,000 face shields, and 5,000 safety goggles will go a long way in safeguarding Sarawak’s front-liners tasked with the challenging duty of treating suspected and infected COVID-19 patients.

The donation was handed over today by CMS Group Managing Director, Dato Isaac Lugun and Mr Mustapha Bin Ismuni (both directors of OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd), to Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (who is also the Chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee).

Commenting on the donation, the Executive Chairman of OM Materials (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, Mr Low Ngee Tong said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis of an unprecedented scale, no countries are exempt, and it has taken its toll on Sarawak. We are keen to assist the Sarawak Government in containing the spread of this pandemic”.

He added, “Given the limited capacity of current equipment supply chains, we are pleased to be able to sponsor the PPE as a show of our sincere support for the Sarawak Government, the front-line workers at Sarawak hospitals, and many others that have been working tirelessly in containing the pandemic. We sincerely hope that this small contribution will help ease the burden, and lift the spirits and confidence of front-line workers in discharging their challenging duties in treating COVID-19 suspect cases and patients”.

Commenting further on the donation, Dato Isaac Lugun said, “As a leading listed corporate entity in Sarawak, CMS will continue to support the Sarawak Government’s tireless efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Sarawak. We urge other corporate entities within Sarawak to step forward to lend their support. By working together, we will get through this crisis and emerge a stronger and more resilient State.”