Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2024 – Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) today organised its annual Rewang Ramadan 2024 event at PPR Seri Alam, Kuala Lumpur, as part of its corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) initiative. For the first time, this year’s Rewang Ramadan saw the Exchange’s employee volunteers, also known as Bursa VIBE1 volunteers, joining hands with the residents of public housing project (“PPR”) Seri Alam to prepare and distribute ‘Bubur Lambuk’ – a traditional dish synonymous with the fasting month.

The third edition2 of Bursa Malaysia’s annual Ramadan CSR program, conducted together with the PPR residents, and supported by MyFundAction and Fraser & Neave Holdings Berhad (“F&N”), embodies the spirit of community engagement and support with a range of contributions, including:

  • 1,600 servings of ‘bubur lambuk’ packed in compostable containers contributed by Circlepac PLT;
  • 1,600 units of food bags containing basic grocery items sponsored by F&N;
  • 100 bags of 5 kg rice amounting to 500 kg provided by Padiberas Nasional Berhad (“BERNAS”); and
  • 10 bags of compost, totalling approximately 200 kg, provided by Bursa Malaysia for use in the community garden of PPR Seri Alam.

These contributions are a part of Bursa Malaysia’s re.FOOD programme, its flagship initiative aimed at managing food waste responsibly. The programme encompasses donating edible food to B40 communities and transforming non-edible excess food waste into compost for community gardens within B40 areas, demonstrating a comprehensive approach to supporting the community and reducing landfill waste.

In 2023, through the re.FOOD initiative, Bursa Malaysia successfully distributed over 7,400
kg of food to the underprivileged communities across the country, including the Orang
Asli communities. The initiative also included contributions of more than 1,500 kg of
compost, generated from over 6,000 kg of food waste to community gardens in Klang
Valley and across several states in Malaysia and neighbouring states.

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Chairman of Bursa Malaysia, expressed his sentiments on the
occasion, “Alhamdulillah, we are deeply fortunate to share our blessings in this holy month
with the community, particularly the residents of PPR Seri Alam. It brings me great
pleasure to see our collaboration with not just our NGO partner MyFundAction, but also
our public listed company (“PLC”) partner, F&N, setting a positive example for other PLCs.
This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to both community support and
environmental stewardship.”

All packed and ready to distribute. Bursa Malaysia, F&N and MyFundAction key executives, along with PPR Seri Alam’s Surau Silaturrahim committee members, smiling for a group photo after completing the packing of bubur lambuk.

His Highness, Tengku Syarif Bendahara Perlis Syed Badarudin Jamalullail Ibni Almarhum
Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, Chairman of F&N, Dato’ Raffiq Md Ariff, Managing Director,
Food & Industry Engagement of F&N; Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar and Datuk Muhamad
Umar Swift, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia; and Dr. Ghafur Rahim
bin Mustakim, Chief Executive Officer of MyFundAction were also present at the event,
alongside their team members.

Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar (centre); Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift (2nd from right) and Dr. Ahmad Hezri Adnan (1st from left), Bursa Malaysia Group Sustainability Director, presenting 200kg of compost bags made from recycled food waste from Bursa Malaysia cafeteria for PPR Seri Alam’s community garden use.

Rewang Ramadan and Iftar Perdana are two CSR programmes organised by Bursa
Malaysia during this Islamic holy month. The upcoming Iftar Perdana event, to be held on
22 March 2024, will welcome 84 children from Pusat Tahfiz Darus Syabab and Rumah Amal
Asnaf Al-Barakh in Kuala Lumpur3. During this event, Yayasan Bursa Malaysia will make a
RM20,000 contribution to Rumah Amal Asnaf Al-Barakh for the children’s education and
living expenses. An additional RM20,000 financial contribution sourced from zakat returns
(Corporate) from Federal Territory Islamic Financial Religious Council Zakat Collection
Centre (PPZ-MAIWP) will also be made to Pusat Tahfiz Darus Syabab. Enhancing the
festive spirit of the upcoming Aidilfitri, Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar and Datuk Muhamad
Umar Swift will also give away ‘duit raya’ to the children, adding joy to the celebration.



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