Malaysians Rally to Donate RM108,281.50 in 48 Hours for Malaysia4Palestine Initiative

Malaysians Rally to Donate RM108,281.50 in 48 Hours for Malaysia4Palestine Initiative

A heartwarming display of solidarity and compassionwas witnessed as Malaysians came together to raise a total of RM108,281.50 in just 48 hours for the Malaysia4Palestine pop-up channel.

Spearheaded by Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad(Astro) and in collaboration with Malaysia’s national broadcaster, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), the initiative was aimed to support the Akaun Amanah Kemanusiaan Rakyat Palestin (AAKRP), providing crucial aid to Palestinians enduring the harsh realities of war.

The funds, collected during the Malaysia4Palestine campaign held from May 25 to May 26, 2024, were officially handed over to AAKRP today, during the launching of the Humanitarian Assistance for Palestine programme, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Putrajaya.

The event was graced by the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan.

The Malaysia4Palestine broadcast was a beacon of hope and empathy, offering free access on Astro TV (channel 111), Astro GO, sooka, and RTM Klik. For a full day, Malaysians were united by stories of resilience, solidarity, and the undying human spirit.

The campaign’s success attested the power of community, with over 100 local luminaries from diverse fields—film, TV, music, digital media, and humanitarian work—rallying for the cause.

Icons such as Dato’ M. Nasir, Datuk Aznil Hj. Nawawi, Dato' Dr. Ahmad Faizal Perdaus, Dato’ Aaron Aziz, Dr. Soo Wincci, Alif Satar, Lisa Surihani, Denes Kumar, Datuk Syafinaz Selamat, Elizabeth Tan, Sherry Alhadad, Ceddy Ang, Nadhir Nasar, Meerqeen, Naim Daniel, Mira Filzah, Bella Astillah, Ella, Thomas Kok, and Nabil Ahmad lent their voices and presence, transforming the broadcast into a moving tapestry of unity and hope.

Extending its reach, the Malaysia4Palestine campaign was also broadcasted on RTM’s Klik, NJOI, Gempak, XUAN, and Astro Ulagam, ensuring that the message of solidarity resonated across the nation.

Astro’sOngoing Commitment

This initiative is the latest chapter in Astro’s enduring commitment to humanitarian causes. The journey has seen many milestones, including:

·      All StarsGegar Vaganza: An episode dedicatedto Palestine in October 2023.

·      MeleTOPSpecials for Palestine: Aired inNovember 2023.

·      Rocketfuel: A new rendition of Faizal Tahir’s “Assalamualaikum” in December 2023, symbolizing unity through diverse talents.

 Astro Group CEO, Euan Daryl Smith said: “We’ve been steadfast in our mission to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Palestine. Malaysia4Palestine embodies Astro’s dedication to fostering positive and inclusive conversations. It’s about creating a united front that stands with those in need, proving that together, we can turn compassion into tangible action, make meaningful differences and be a voice for good.”