Maxis Celebrates Raya with Five Charity Homes

Maxis hosts annual Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house for more than 150 residents of five charity homes
Maxis contributes a total of RM50,000 to the charity homes and distributes ‘duit raya’ to its residents
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Kuala Lumpur, 23 August 2013

In the spirit of Hari Raya, Maxis Berhad (Maxis) today strengthened relationships and spread Raya joy at its Hari Raya Aidilfitri Charity Open House today with residents of five charity homes at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event, hosted by Maxis' Chairman, YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda, members of Maxis' senior management and employees, was attended by over 150 residents from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ibu-Tunggal An-Nur, Pusat Jagaan Insan Istimewa, Trinity Community Children Home, Pusat Jagaan Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras Selangor and Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari .

At the event, Maxis presented a total of RM50,000 to the five homes, and distributed ‘duit raya’ to each of the residents. Residents were also treated to a spread of sumptuous food while children from the homes put up enthusiastic festive performances. After the event, Maxis organised a special educational excursion to Aquaria KLCC for the children from the charity homes, accompanied by Maxis volunteers.

“Maxis is continuously working towards creating a positive impact on communities. As a responsible corporate citizen, Maxis takes the opportunity to offer assistance to those who are in need from all segments of the community, not just through monetary contributions but through engagement with them by involving our Maxis staff as volunteers, with the hopes of strengthening bonds. Today’s event is one way for us to reach out to them and provide them the necessary attention and assistance,” said Raja Tan Sri Arshad.

As part of support for the needs of the community, Maxis has been embarking on various initiatives, including the introduction of its Home Adoption programme in 2012 for the Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) and the Jenjarom Old Folks Home. The programme focuses on reintegration and helping the lives of the residents in these homes through cash contributions, and providing them with basic IT skills training by Maxis employees and volunteers. Maxis has also been supporting the country’s aspirations in the areas of technology, education and youth development through its flagship Maxis’ Cyberkids programme for the past 10 years, providing ICT training to more than 8,600 students and teachers from 1,500 schools nationwide. In 2012, the Cyberkids initiative and Maxis has since extended the Cyberkids programme to Sekolah Pendidikan Khas, or special needs schools.
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About Maxis Berhad

Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider with RM8.9 billion revenue in 2012 and over 14 million subscribers. As one of Malaysia’s most admired home-grown brands, Maxis has evolved from being a premier mobile operator to one that offers an extensive suite of services to enrich its customers' lives whether at home, at work or on-the-go: mobile and fixed voice, messaging, mobile internet, wireless and wired high speed broadband, and multi-screen content and applications - be it entertainment, education, security or cloud computing - through mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Maxis launched the first high-speed networks in Malaysia including 3G, 3.5G, 3.5G+ and was the first to launch 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) early this year. Maxis’ high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country with 95% 2G and 82% high-speed 3G coverage.

As a key supporter of the Malaysian application development ecosystem, Maxis partners with local developers to bring innovative applications to its customers while also making available the widest range of localised content in the market, with a selection of free Apps that appeal to different segments across various smart devices. Maxis’ efforts in innovation, excellent customer service and providing value to stakeholders have earned the Company numerous awards including the historic win of 20 awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) Annual Awards in 2012, Best Managed Company, Asia’s Best Employer, Putra Brand of the Year Awards in 2011 and Top 5 Best Global Operator Award by World Communication Awards in 2012 and 2010. Committed to contributing to the communities it operates in, Maxis’ Corporate Responsibility efforts focus on making a ‘Positive Impact’, harnessing leading-edge technology to create value for the economy, society and the environment. For more information, please visit: maxis.com.my.

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