KUALA LUMPUR – Media OutReach – 21 October 2020 –
MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd “(MSIG
Malaysia)”, is channelling RM20,000 to assist the Ministry of Health (MoH) renew its
stocks of medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare
front liners in the hard-hit state of Sabah.
Chua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer, of MSIG Malaysia, said, “Sabah has
been at the forefront of the latest COVID-19 spike in Malaysia and healthcare
front liners in the state have been under a lot of pressure for many weeks now.
As a corporate citizen of Malaysia, the wellbeing of Malaysians is our primary
concern in good times and bad, which is why we felt that it was right to do our
part to assist the courageous teams in Sabah who are risking their own health
to keep everyone safe. The Ministry of Health has been working tirelessly to
contain the virus, so we wanted to do something that could reduce some of the
burden upon the ministry, particularly in Sabah where it currently faces its
toughest COVID-19 challenge.”
has a strong connection with Sabah, opening its first office in the state at
Kota Kinabalu in 1965. The company has since opened additional branches at
Tawau and Sandakan to support its long-standing relationship with Sabahan policyholders.
Chua concluded, “We hope that this donation will make a tangible difference in
Sabah. We believe that all Malaysians, both individuals and organisations, can
play a part in reducing the burden on our health care system by closely following
MoH guidelines and doing what we all can to reduce the spread of the virus.”
RM20,000 donation is just the latest in a number of COVID related contributions
that MSIG Malaysia has made during the pandemic. In March the company urgently
channelled RM170,000 to the MOH to assist with the purchase of critically
needed PPE, during the earlier wave of COVID-19 in Malaysia.
company has also introduced additional COVID-19 inconvenience benefits for their
SME and Personal Accident products, and made the claims process for motor
insurance easier and faster during the Movement Control Order period. Together
with the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM), the General Insurance
Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA), the
company contributed to the COVID-19 Test Fund (CTF), a RM8 Million endeavour to
support the Ministry of Health’s efforts to conduct more COVID-19 tests for
About MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd
(Malaysia) Bhd (“MSIG Malaysia”) is a subsidiary of Mitsui Sumitomo
Insurance Company, Limited and a member of MS&AD Insurance Group Holding,
Inc. (MS&AD), one of the top ten** general insurers in the world.
With over 100 years of
general insurance experience and a nationwide network of 20 branches in
Malaysia, MSIG Malaysia is one of the leading general insurers in Fire,
Engineering and Motor classes and No.1* in Marine Cargo, offering an extensive
range of products and services for personal and business needs.
Malaysia’s expertise is well recognised through its receipt of many prestigious
awards. These have included the 2018 “Outstanding Property and Casualty Insurer
in Malaysia” award in the InsuranceAsia News Awards for Excellence. MSIG
Malaysia was commended for leading the market with strong financial growth,
investment in product innovation, enhanced digital capabilities in business and
claims management systems and strong customer service proposition. Its commitment
to customer service excellence through its efforts in enhancing the customer
experience and industry leadership in Enterprise Risk Management also earned
MSIG Malaysia the “General Insurance Company of the Year” at the Asia Insurance
Industry Awards in 2015.
Global 500, 2019.