Johor Port Initiates Food Aid Programme, Distributes Meals to the Homeless and the Needy



JOHOR BAHRU, 3 September 2021– Johor Port Berhad (Johor Port), a member of MMC Group initiated the Johor Port Food Aid Programme, food distribution for the homeless and the needy in Johor Bahru recently.

With the objective to help lessen the plight of the homeless living on the streets and those in need, Johor Port provides assistance to ensure that the needy have sufficient food and drink to get them through the day.

Food packages were distributed to the homeless and the needy at Jalan Dataran Larkin 3, Johor Bahru for the duration of one week, from Friday, 20 August 2021 until Thursday, 26 August 2021. The nutritious meals include rice with different dishes of protein and vegetables every day including mineral water. Meals were prepared by caterers who are experienced in preparing dishes for the homeless and the needy.

Johor Port’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is focused on giving back to the communities, especially in the areas where the Multi-Purpose Port operates. Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port said, “In line with our CSR’s tagline Johor Port Peduli, we realised that there are people who are struggling to obtain adequate food, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we came up with this programme which will also indirectly help and support small businesses like the caterers who are also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The programme is a collaboration with the Persatuan Kebajikan Masyarakat Insani Kaseh Negeri Johor (i-Kaseh), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been actively helping the needy and poor communities in Johor and is also supported by a group of volunteers comprising of Johor Port employees. Undeterred by the current rainy season, employees of Johor Port volunteered to help distribute packed food to the homeless who patiently gathered in lines.

Zuraini bin Haji Tahir, President (Yang Di Pertua) of i-Kaseh said, “We really appreciate the goodwill gestures by Johor Port in helping the homeless and the needy. We hope that this noble effort can be implemented continuously and we welcome more involvement from the private sectors in community programmes such as the one implemented by the Johor Port.”

The Johor Port Food Aid Programme is also aimed at encouraging volunteerism among Johor Port’s employees. “It is touching to see the gratification on the faces of these people as they received the packed food. This experience makes us more appreciative of what we have and it personally reminded me to care and share with the less fortunate,” said Rabiah Nadir, Manager at Johor Port who was one of the volunteers at the Johor Port Food Aid Programme.

Johor Port will continue to organise more CSR programmes from time to time to help the needy and the less fortunate. Over the years Johor Port has been actively involved in various CSR programmes within the sphere of Education, Community Development as well as expanding its philanthropic activity towards the local and neighbouring communities while at the same time helping to foster the spirit of togetherness among its employees.

Photo caption: Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Johor Port Berhad handing over packed food during the Johor Port Food Aid Programme.


Johor Port Berhad, a Member of MMC Group is an integrated multi-purpose port facility located at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of port services to meet the individual needs of its customer. Commencing operation in 1977 as the original Southern Gateway Multi-Purpose Port in Malaysia, Johor Port currently operates a total area of 1,000 acres, 660 acres of which are designated as Free Zone.

With 24 berths and a total berthing length of 4.9 km, the services and facilities within Johor Port include the Container Terminal, Bulk and Break Bulk Terminal, Liquid Terminal and Warehousing Facilities. As the 1st port in Malaysia to be accorded with Free Zone status, Johor Port is the appointed Free Zone Authority for the management of its Free Zone area.

Johor Port is the largest Palm Oil terminal in the world and was designated as an approved London Metal Exchange (LME) location in 2004. Johor Port is also one of the largest discharging points for Rice and Cocoa in Malaysia as well as being one of the biggest Terminals in Malaysia for Fertilizer and Cement.

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MMC Corporation Berhad (“MMC”) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, and Industrial Development.

Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

Under the Energy and Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad, the country’s largest Independent Power Producer and Gas Malaysia Berhad, a total energy solutions provider. Through Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, we are a pioneer in wastewater recycling technology and a water treatment specialist.

MMC’s Engineering division has played a leading role for the implementation of the entire project including the underground works package in completing the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (“KVMRT”) Kajang Line (formerly known as Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) and is now the main contractor for the entire KVMRT Putrajaya Line (formerly known as Sungai Buloh-Serdang- Putrajaya Line). MMC is also currently, undertaking key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant.

Notably, MMC completed the 329 km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project and the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.

MMC’s Industrial Development division develops and manages approximately 5,000 acres of industrial developments namely Senai Airport City (“SAC”) and Tanjung Bin Industrial Park (“TBIP”) in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Northern Technocity (“NTC”) in Kulim, Kedah. The SAC, TBIP and NTC developments come under the ambit of MMC’s Industrial Development Division, operating under three companies namely Senai Airport City Sdn Bhd, Seaport Worldwide Sdn Bhd and Northern Technocity Sdn Bhd.

In other business, MMC wholly-owns Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – an emerging southern aviation hub and important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.


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