The 5th Rukun Negara ‘Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan’ has inspired Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Founder of Country Heights Holdings Berhad to initiate the Bantu-bantu Malaysia, a non-profit social initiative when the movement control order (MCO) started on 18 March 2020 due to Covid 19 pandemic with the first objective to bring in masks and personal protection equipment (PPEs) for preventive measures.

Bantu-bantu Malaysia has a firm belief that prevention is the best way to slow down the Covid 19. Under Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew’s leadership, Bantu-bantu Malaysia has brought in 6.5 million of masks and charted air-freight and distributed it to the front-liners. An additional of 2 million masks were brought in by ship as a preparation after the MCO.

We contributed 640 pieces of surgical gown and subsequently donated 2 units of ventilator; 300 units of PPEs (personal protection equipment, suit and medical goggles); 20,000 unit of surgical mask and 3000 pieces of N95 grade mask for the medical staffs and the front-liners at Sungai Buloh Hospital. The distribution also being extended to the rest of other government and private hospitals in Malaysia such as UKM Hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre, Putrajaya Hospital, Shah Alam Hospital, Kota Bharu Hospital, Pantai Hospital, Ipoh Hospital, Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur and some other masks and PPEs were also sent to Sabah, Terengganu, Kelantan and several NGOs.

On second initiative, Bantu-bantu Malaysia distributed more than 30,000 hampers which include the 5kg bag of rice and food essentials, more than 10,000 roti canai and cooked food has been channeled to JAWI Food Bank, Social Welfare Department, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, Army Veterans and other NGOs as a food security measure. Since the beginning of MCO, we embarked cooked food programme within 5km radius from our hotel Palace of the Golden Horses for orphanages, old folk homes, single mothers, foreign workers, and students.

Food for THOUGHT by Bantu-bantu Malaysia is our third initiative and in conjunction with 50th years of Rukun Negara. We are organizing a Video & Essay Contest to obtain ideas and share knowledge on how Rukun Negara can be the best medicine to our country and be adopted in our daily lives.

Rukun Negara is the five pillars that act as the key to harmony and unity of Malaysia. Rukun Negara has brought impact to our unity among the races and strengthens the bond that entwined from way back. We want you to tell a story of how the Rukun Negara could help as a precedent to the growing adolescent, a life’s lesson to the grown-ups and guidance to the leaders. What’s important is that the Rukun Negara act as a Vitamins to our beloved Malaysia