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BPMB Contributes Mobile Clinic to Serve Underprivileged Community in Kedah


KUALA LUMPUR, 23 JULY 2020 – Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) today handed over a Mobile Clinic to Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah (LZNK) targeted to serve and benefit the underprivileged community and asnaf in Kedah Darul Aman. Initiated from its smart partnership and collaboration with LZNK, BPMB had funded the purchase and establishment of the Mobile Clinic worth RM340,000 from its business zakat paid to the state of Kedah.

BPMB President/Group Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Mohamed Ismail handed over the Mobile Clinic to LZNK Chief Executive Officer, Syeikh Zakaria Othman in a symbolic simple ceremony at Menara Bank Pembangunan in Kuala Lumpur. BPMB Shariah Committee Chairman, Associate Professor Dr. Aznan Hasan along with the senior management of BPMB and LZNK also attended the presentation.

The contribution of the Mobile Clinic is aimed at providing free quality healthcare facilities to the target groups of underprivileged people in Kedah especially in rural areas. The Mobile Clinic is planned to be operated by medical staff at designated areas in Kedah according to a schedule to be determined by LZNK.

“We are honoured to be part of this pioneering initiative, which is the first of its kind in Kedah. More importantly, with this collaboration, we expect to reach out to, and achieve long-term impact in providing the access to quality healthcare for, underprivileged communities in underserved rural areas”, remarked Arshad.

As a caring development financial institution in Malaysia, BPMB will continue to play its social finance role and form smart partnerships with relevant organisations in helping targeted underprivileged communities.





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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