Petaling Jaya, 9 September 2021 – The amazing performance by our Para-athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the midst of the exhausting pandemic has inspired the nation. Their strength and sheer determination made Malaysia cheer with pride and gratitude and reminded us of the hope that is always there when we all unite and keep striving to be better. To recognise their achievements, Grab Malaysia is honoured to give them a small token of appreciation.
Grab Malaysia is deeply humbled to present to Bonnie Bunyau Gustin, Cheah Liek Hou and Abdul Latif Romly who won the gold medal in powerlifting, badminton and long jump respectively, with 1 million GrabRewards points and one year worth of free GrabFood orders as a token of gratitude. For Jong Yee Khie and Chew Wei Lun who bagged home the silver medals in powerlifting and boccia respectively, will be rewarded with 500,000 GrabRewards points and one year worth of free GrabFood orders. Additionally, Grab will also give a token of appreciation to all the Malaysian Paralympic athletes for their participation and the Malaysian contingent who were there to support them.
As a special token of honour, we will be rewarding Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli, our shot put athelete with also one year worth of free GrabFood orders in addition to 50,000 GrabReward points. He is honoured for his sensational performance and sportsmanship, and the nation is proud of his achievements.
Sean Goh, Managing Director of Grab Malaysia, said, “A huge congratulations and thank you to our medalists and Para-athletes for your humbling display of dedication, strength and grit. You have challenged our society’s attitudes towards what we can achieve when we put our minds to it, and in doing so, you have given us a great gift of hope and courage. And as always, you continue to inspire and motivate us all towards building an inclusive nation.”
Grab is committed to leaving no one behind in the digital economy. Over the years it has designed and continues to build an inclusive platform that makes economic participation easier for members of the community, including persons with disabilities. Through its various programmes, Grab continues to create greater inclusivity and equality in Southeast Asia, particularly for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who seek to be self-sufficient and independent, and the opportunity to be a productive member of the society.
Paralympic Council of Malaysia President Dato’ Sri Megat D. Shahriman Bin Dato’ Zaharudin added, “We are grateful for the generous support from Grab Malaysia in celebrating our Paralympians performance and achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of Para sports and the recognition by Grab is a great exposure to help elevate our athletes’ sportsmanship and further provide support needed for the PWD communities.”
The Paralympic Council of Malaysia continues to support para-athletes as they push their limits and achieve their dreams. The Council welcomes any support in the development of Para sports to provide opportunities for our Paralympians to participate in numerous Para sports competitions at national and international levels.