Malaysian crews step in to support vaccination efforts


Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) has mobilised 80 employees from across its operations to volunteer at two of the Covid-19 “mega vaccination centres” (MPPVs) in Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil and KL Convention Centre, from 7-18 June 2021.

The volunteers, who refer to themselves as MH Rangers, comprise cabin and flight crew from Malaysia Airlines and its domestic airline subsidiary, Firefly, as well as employees from other MAG subsidiaries. They volunteers are tasked with non-medical duties at the centres, such as crowd management, making announcements and registration. The programme prioritises volunteers who have received or registered for the Covid-19 vaccination.

Group CEO of Malaysia Aviation Group, Captain Izham Ismail said, “We are honoured to play our part in supporting the Government ensure the smooth rollout of vaccines at the first two MPPVs by being the first corporation to respond and send our trained volunteers.

“When the organisers approached us for assistance, we never hesitated and quickly rallied our employees to participate. Over 220 employees across the Group signed up for the programme in a matter of days. Despite the challenging year for us at MAG, it is heart-warming to see our employees still in high spirits to go above and beyond their call of duty, taking on volunteer roles, especially during this time of need. This act of giving back and dedication to supporting the community truly reflects Malaysian hospitality.”

MAG has also been helping ensure the smooth and successful operation of transporting Covid-19 vaccines from China and Singapore (from Belgium) to Malaysia. “Being the country’s national carrier, it is our responsibility to support the country in the whole process as the success of the vaccination programme is key in helping the country achieve economic and financial recovery,” added Ismail.

Anyone scheduled for vaccination at the two MPPVs can identify the MAG volunteers by their branded yellow neon safety vests.

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