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BPMB Contributes Haemodialysis Machines and Cargo Lorry in Kedah

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 JULY 2020 – Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) contributed 2 haemodialysis machines, a cargo lorry and asnaf home repair assistance in Kedah. These contributions are part of the smart partnership and collaboration between BPMB and Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah (LZNK).

BPMB President/Group Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Mohamed Ismail, presented the machines to Dr. Aniza Ahmat, Director of Hospital Sik, witnessed by LZNK Chief Executive Officer Syeikh Zakaria Othman. The contribution of the machines, worth RM70,000 is part of BPMB’s effort in helping dialysis patients from underprivileged asnaf and communities in order to provide them with better access to quality dialysis treatment and healthcare services.

“We hope our contribution to Hospital Sik will enhance the health service delivery in Kedah, especially for patients in Sik,” stated Arshad. The new machines from BPMB will enable Hospital Sik to treat more patients who are currently on the hospital’s waiting list.

Also present at the ceremony were BPMB senior management personnel, the LZNK management team as well as senior officials from the hospital.

BPMB had earlier contributed towards the purchase of a cargo lorry for LZNK worth RM140,000 for the purpose of transporting basic food supplies and items by LZNK to the designated distribution centres such as asnaf Food Bank centres throughout Kedah. The cargo lorry contribution will enable LZNK to have better coordination and efficiency in logistics and distribution plans towards the asnaf community in Kedah. BPMB ended the trip with a visit to an asnaf family whose house it had helped to repair.

BPMB, as a caring development financial institution in Malaysia, will continue to play its social finance role and establish smart partnership and collaboration with relevant parties in providing financial support for targeted asnaf groups and their development through its high-impact zakat initiatives moving forward.





About Bank Pembangunan

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) was incorporated on 28 November 1973 with a role in the development of the Malaysian economy by assisting entrepreneurs involved in small and medium-sized industries through the provision of various financing facilities, training and advisory services, particularly to Bumiputera entrepreneurs. Today, BPMB is providing medium to long-term financing to the strategic sectors of the economy.


Owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated, BPMB has been accorded the highest rating ‘AAA’ by both RAM Rating Services Berhad (RAM) and Malaysia Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC). It is regulated and supervised by Bank Negara Malaysia under the Development Financial Institution Act 2002.

With a Group Total Assets value of RM25 billion (as at 31 December 2019), the BPMB Group is well-positioned to meet the financing and business development needs of Malaysian businesses.

For more information, please contact:

Anita Ramly
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad
Tel: (03) 2611 3346
Mobile: (019) 332 4809

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