JAKARTA, Nov 25 — The Embassy of Malaysia donated RM228,000 in cash and kind for humanitarian aid in the Cianjur district in West Java, which was hit by an earthquake.
Malaysian companies, PT Minamas Plantation (Sime Darby) and PT Errita Pharma (Pharmaniaga) donated food and medical supplies worth RM134,000 and RM89,400 respectively.
The Malaysian diaspora in Jakarta, via Malaysia Club Jakarta, gave RM4,300 in cash, said the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Adlan Mohd Shaffieq.
In a statement, Adlan said he visited the affected areas with a delegation on Friday and handed over cash and necessities to Cianjur District Office.
Adlan was also invited by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil to attend the disaster management coordination meeting chaired by the governor.
During a courtesy call on Ridwan Kamil in Bandung on Thursday, Adlan said the government and all Malaysians offer their condolences to the victim’s family.
“We stand in solidarity with the people of Indonesia and are committed to providing the immediate assistance needed for the victims,” he said.
At least 272 people died and 39 are still missing in the 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Cianjur, which destroyed buildings and houses as well as caused landslides.
There were 59 children killed, mostly school students who were in a learning session when the earthquake struck.
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) recorded 236 aftershocks after Monday’s earthquake – the latest measuring a magnitude of 4.1 at 1.44 (local time) this morning.