1.5 million Masks and Personal Protection Equipment flown in on chartered plane by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, founder, and Chairman of Country Heights Holdings Berhad has started an initiative called 'Bantu-Bantu Malaysia' that is aimed to bring in Masks, Personal Protection Equipment, and Testing Kits; Bantu-Bantu Malaysia also provides food and bags of rice within a 5km radius near the Palace of the Golden Horses, where the Ballroom has been converted into an operating center.
Plane full of masks and Personal Protection Equipment
After ten days of hard work, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew was able to charter a plane to fly in 1.5 million Masks and Personal Protection Equipment in his quest to ensure that Malaysia is well supplied with the essentials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as to ensure that citizens of Malaysia are well supplied with enough food and resources. He believes that "weapons" are needed to fight this invisible war and that the Government of Malaysia should focus on these five essential weapons: Masks, Personal Protection Equipment, Testing Kits, Ventilators, and Sanitizers.
Bantu-Bantu Malaysia donations
Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew said, “The lockdown can only be treated as a temporary solution; I hope Malaysia as a country can come together and put more initiative in these 90 days to ensure Malaysia has enough masks. At this moment Prevention is Better than Cure, there are no other methods,"
"weapons" needed to fight the COVID-19
“With Bantu-Bantu Malaysia, I hope I will get more people of the same compassion to come together to help bring more of those 5 essential items to Malaysia. Hopefully we can grow to a bigger scale than we can extend our help to other Asean countries,” He concluded.