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Sime Darby Oils Hosts Buka Puasa for Underprivileged Community, Strengthens Commitment to Culture of Care

SDP and SDO Management with Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari

Handed out duit raya and raya goodies to residents of Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari, in addition to a contribution of RM15,000 to the orphanage

6 April 2023, Kuala Lumpur – Sime Darby Oils (SDO), the fully owned subsidiary of
Malaysia’s largest sustainable palm oil producer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP), hosted a Buka Puasa dinner for residents of the Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari orphanage today in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan.

In the spirit of unity, generosity and compassion, which are the core values supported by
SDO’s Culture of Care, SDO also presented a special contribution cheque amounting to
RM15,000 to the orphanage as well as RM2,500 worth of duit raya to its residents during the event.

Mr Mohd Haris Arshad, Sime Darby Oil Managing Director

Speaking at the event, Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad, SDO’s Managing Director said, “We
believe that our Culture of Care values are an integral part of our identity and it is pertinent that it is shared not only with our staff but with the greater public. This is reflected in our tagline “Realising Possibilities, Together.’ This philosophy ensures that in everything we do with our partners, Malaysians from all walks of life can enjoy life to the fullest in the most sustainable manner with our quality products.”

SDO is the producer of ALIF, a palm based cooking oil and margarine, SUNBEAM range of
soft oils, NATRIEO Vitamin E capsules and ELAIESE Red Palm Fruit Oil.

Asmanira Mohd Ramly, the founder of Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari said, “As
caretakers of these children, it is our hope that they do not feel left out in experiencing the traditions of Ramadan and Syawal, just like other more fortunate children. Being a part of this buka puasa event in addition to the donation we received today will help us the caretakers to provide a meaningful and joyous celebration for these children this year.”

Orphans from Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari

Guests at the buka puasa event including members of the media and stakeholders of both SDO and SDP were treated to a sumptuous spread of traditional Malaysian dishes such as apam balik, laksa, cendol, putu bambu and dumplings made by five (5) local B40 entrepreneurs. The five (5) featured vendors are Najanootes Apam Balik, Cendol KL Katering, Putu Bambu Kak Nor, Eatsammo Dumplings and Kak Nor Kitchen Laksa.

The residents of the orphanage and other guests were also presented with special goodie
bags which included tote bags and notebooks with illustrations designed by a talented local artist, Abdul Rashid Mohd Noor as part of the organisation’s support for the local arts and community scene. There were also cute animal plushies that were produced by SDO as part of their partnership for the past three years to support animal conservation with Zoo Negara. These initiatives were also part of the continuous efforts undertaken by the Company to promote social impact under its Culture of Care.

Further cultivating the Culture of Care, SDO also organised engaging activities with the
children from Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari where its personnel took the time to create special ketupat shaped plushies for the children to bring home.

“At Sime Darby Oils, we believe that our business should benefit not only our shareholders, but also the communities we serve. We are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner, and we hope that this buka puasa event will inspire others to do the same,” added Mohd Haris.

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