Collective GLC/ GLIC Private Sector Contribution Via GDRN at RM 51.5 Million

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia and as on April 2 2020, several Government-Linked Companies (“GLC”), Government-Linked Investment Companies (“GLIC”) and the private sector have collectively contributed RM 51.5 million to GLC/GLIC Disaster Response Network (GDRN). Their contributions are being used to support the Ministry of Health (“MoH”) in a coordinated and streamlined manner in the purchasing of medical supplies.

Of the RM 51.5 million, RM 42.6 million has been allocated to support MoH to purchase medical supplies and RM 8.9 million was spent on various humanitarian aid assistance for families, front liners and stranded university students. The nature and quantities of medical supplies procured are illustrated as follows:

Pharmaniaga Berhad has been managing the bulk of the coordination and implementation of the sourcing, procurement, handling, warehousing and distribution of these medical supplies.

“Most of the distribution of medical supplies to hospitals will commence this week onwards, as orders start arriving. Typically, the turnaround time from arrival at Pharmaniaga warehouse to distribution at hospitals is around 24-30 hours,” says Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah who is also the Secretariat of the GDRN, together with TM.

Details of the RM 8.9 million expenditure on humanitarian aid are as follows:

Companies who have contributed to GDRN are:

  1. 100% Project2. Celcom Axiata Berhad
  2. CIMB
  3. Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
  4. Duo Pharma
  5. Ernst & Young
  6. Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP)
  7. Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd.
  8. Iskander Investment Berhad (IIB)
  9. MIDF Berhad
  10. Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)
  11. Pharmaniaga Berhad
  12. Rafulin Holdings Sdn Bhd
  13. Sapura Energy Berhad
  14. S P Setia Berhad16. Sime Darby Berhad
  15. Sime Darby Plantations
  16. Sime Darby Property
  17. Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)
  18. TIME dotcom Berhad
  19. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
  20. U Mobile
  21. UMW
  22. Velesto Energy
  23. Yayasan Hasanah
  24. Yayasan MRCB
  25. Yayasan Sime Darby
  26. Yayasan UEM

Thanking all GDRN contributors, Shahira said, “as of April 2, 20 ventilators have been sent to three hospitals i.e. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang (5 units), Hospital Ampang (5 units), and Hospital Selayang (20 units). Over and above this support through the GDRN, GLICs/GLCs and the private sector are also working directly with NGOs to support the needs of Malaysians and we hope more would join the effort.”

Any organisation who wishes to contribute via GDRN, can contact:

Anita Ahmad

Head, Community Development and Humanitarian Disaster Relief, Yayasan Hasanah

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +6019-2782707

Izad Ismail

Head, Corporate Responsibility & External Stakeholders Management, Telekom Malaysia Berhad & Head, GDRN Secretariat

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +6019-3366035

Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Hasanah was set up as an independent entity on 01 July 2015, building on nine years of Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts previously driven by Khazanah. As a grant-giving organization, Hasanah goes beyond dollars and cents to facilitate an ecosystem of transformation, working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, infusing a spirit of advocacy and building capacity in five key focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts and Public Spaces; and Knowledge. Collectively and collaboratively, Hasanah hopes to shift the needle of social and community reform for Malaysians, towards a better Malaysia. For further information, please visit
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), is Malaysia’s leading integrated telco offering a comprehensive suite of communication services and solutions in fixed (telephony and broadband), mobility, content, WiFi, ICT, Cloud and smart services. TM is driven by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment; and places emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational efficiency and productivity. For further information on TM, visit
The GLC/GLIC Disaster Response Network (GDRN) was created in 2013 through the Putrajaya Committee for GLC High Performance (“PCG”) with Khazanah Nasional as its Secretariat. The network was successfully deployed between 2013 and 2016 in various relief and reconstruction work, especially in the big floods in Kelantan, Pahang, and Johor, amongst others where GLCs contributions were well coordinated and deployed. Since 2014, the GDRN Secretariat is with TM, as the Successor Entity to the PCG.