The floods that hit TDM Plantation Sdn Bhd (TDMP) estates and mills were characterised as the worst, affecting places that had never been inundated before. The flood victims were forced to flee their homes and evacuate to relief centres without having ample time to save their belongings as the floodwaters rose drastically. The floods had cut off main roads and electricity and destroyed all possessions in a split second.
In response to the situation and social responsibility of the company, the team led by TDMP Chief Executive Officer Encik Hamdan Ibrahim, together with their operations staff, and Heads of Departments from TDM, had the opportunity to visit and render flood relief assistance. Among the items distributed were general necessities, food, toiletries and other essentials. The staff and the communities also contributed by donating used clothes to wear while waiting for the floods to recede and enabling the flood victims to return home.
The assistance extended to the flood victims was one of the company initiatives, where a total of 44 families at Pinang Emas Estate and 86 families at Pelantoh Estate and Kemaman Palm Oil Mill received the donations. The aid channelled is hoped to alleviate the burden on employees, particularly those affected by the floods.