AmBank Group Presents Keys to New Homes to 17 Flood Victims of Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Kelantan

Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group (centre, in Batik), Tunku Arishah Tunku Maamor, Trustee, Yayasan Azman Hashim (to Tan Sri’s right), Puan Shazrina Azman, Trustee, Yayasan Azman Hashim (to Tan Sri’s left), Dr Hishamuddin Harun, Chairman, Kampung Pasir Era Rehabilitation Committee (in red jacket), Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group/President, Kelab AmBank Group (standing behind Puan Shazrina), Encik Mohd Nawi Mohd Yusof, Regional Director, East Coast Region, AmBank (M) Berhad (to Syed Anuar's left) taking a group photo with the recipients after the Key Presentation Ceremony.

As part of AmBank Group’s relief efforts to assist the flood victims in Kelantan, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group presented keys to 17 residents who lost their homes in Kampung Pasir Era on Tuesday, 16 June 2015. Twenty-seven homes were also repaired and a simple ceremony was held to officially hand over the keys to the residents of Kampung Pasir Era. 

The 17 new houses consisted of eight two room units and nine three room units while repairs to the other 27 houses included repairs for the roof, ceiling, kitchen and walls, among others. The total cost for the restoration and rehabilitation of the homes in Kampung Pasir Era was RM1 million which was pledged by Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group where half of the money is his personal contribution and the balance from the AmBank Group. 

Present to deliver the keys to the residents of the new homes and also to inspect the repairs works done were Tan Sri Azman Hashim himself, accompanied by Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group and management and staff from AmBank Kelantan office. 

“This is an important day for the residents of Kampung Pasir Era who lost their homes in the devastating floods that hit Kelantan. For those whose houses were completely destroyed by the floods, today is a dream come true and also for those whom we assisted to repair their houses,” said Tan Sri Azman Hashim. 

“With the completion of the construction of the new houses and repairs done to the present houses there, it will restore the residents lives to one of normalcy and also help them to prepare for the holy month of Ramadhan which starts on 18 June, not to mention Hari Raya that will be celebrated thereafter,” he added. 

The restoration and rehabilitation of the homes in Kampung Pasir Era will benefit 44 families and approximately, 220 people. The new houses would be fitted with household furniture. 

In January this year, the Group distributed aid as part of its flood assistance programme to affected victims in Kota Bharu, Kuala Krai and Gua Musang areas. Essential items were distributed and popular artistes Dato’ Ramli Sarip and Noh Salleh were also present to bring cheer to the residents in the Kuala Krai area. 

Following that, AmBank Group organised a convoy of 12 four-wheel drive vehicles, one bus load of volunteers from Kelab AmBank Group (KAG), the Group’s sports club and five lorries filled with food and essential supplies, led by Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing to the affected areas for distribution to the flood victims and also to help clean schools in Kota Bharu. 

In February, the Group was a major sponsor for the Konsert Doa Langit dan Bumi, a fundraising concert which featured legends namely Datuk Ramli Sarip, Dato’ M Nasir, Dato’ Hattan, Awie, Ella and renowned guitarist Man Kidal. The objective of the concert was to raise funds for Malaysians who were affected by the floods in the states of Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak and Perlis. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​