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Ricoh helps flood relief efforts in East Malaysia

AvantiKumar | April 3, 2015
Ricoh donates 625 printers to more than 30 government organisations affected by the 2014-2014 floods in the states of Kelantan and Pahang, East Malaysia.

Ricoh flood relief efforts 

Photo - Group photo of Ricoh Senior Management Team with the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) team - Front row, 4th from left: Peter Wee, Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.  Front row, 5th from left: En. Ismail Bin Ibrahim, Principal Assistant Registrar, representative from PTG Universiti Sains Malaysia Kampus Kesihatan, Kubang Kerian (HUSM)


As part Ricoh Malaysia's efforts to help recovery in various flood-hit states in East Malaysia, the digital imaging and printing solutions firm has donated 625 printers to more than 30 government organisations in the states of Kelantan and Pahang.

Terengganu native and managing director of Ricoh Malaysia, Peter Wee said his home town was among those affected by the 2014-2015 floods.

The recent floods in the north-eastern states of the Malaysian Peninsula displaced more than 200,000 people with 21 fatalities.

"It was devastating to see how in one sweep, thousands of lives and dreams came to a jolting halt as they were washed away before their eyes. In our capacity as a total office and business solutions provider, doing nothing was not an option. We saw the need to step in and help restore what was lost, by providing a fresh start to offices, schools, etc. with our printers," said Wee.

He said the initiative benefited organisations including local libraries, educational and religious institutions, as well as state government bodies. Among the recipients of Ricoh Malaysia's flood donation initiative were The Kelantan State Forestry Department, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Technical Matriculation College of Pahang, Kuala Krai District Council, and the Kuantan Municipal Council.

"At Ricoh, we hold on dearly to our founding principles - 'The Spirit of Three Loves', established by Kiyoshi Ichimura: 'Love your neighbour, love your country, love your work'. It is our mission to care for and give back to the community when in need," said Wee. "For us, implementing this ideation meant ensuring that we were able to, in our capacity, enhance and equip affected businesses and organisations with the power to regain their efficiency."


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