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Starbucks Malaysia Collaborates With Hope Worldwide Malaysia To Deliver Warmth in The Aftermath of Floods in Penang

Kuala Lumpur, 11 November 2017: Starbucks Malaysia has teamed up with Hope Worldwide Malaysia (HOPEww), and Penang State Assemblyman for Kebun Bunga, YB Cheah Kah Peng’s officers to distribute coffee, tea, and bread to affected flood victims at Jalan Lumba Kuda in Bukit Gantang, Penang after the flood subsided.

Several areas in Penang were affected by the flood which was triggered by extreme heavy and incessant downpour last weekend. Authorities have taken immediate action to rescue and evacuate flood victims to relief centres. Led by Rina Siew, Starbucks Malaysia’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager, the Starbucks Malaysia team hopes this will be able to “fuel” up the flood victims’ energy in the aftermath of the flood, in collaboration with HOPEww.

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Starbucks partners delivering coffee and tea to flood victims with help from HOPEww volunteers and YB Cheah Kah Peng’s officers.

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Warm cups of coffee/tea served with warm and bright smiles to chase away the tiredness of the flood victims cleaning up their homes.

“It is disheartening to see a fellow State stricken by one of the worst floods in decades. At Starbucks, we are committed to serve and help our community, one cup at a time. Cleaning up in the aftermath of the flood is an exhausting task and energy levels will certainly be low. Other than the aid offered by authorities and the public, the least we can do is to do our part to assist the flood victims by keeping them energised as they go about their task of cleaning and repairing the damage done by the floods,” said Mr. Sydney Quays, Chief Executive Officer, Berjaya Food Berhad.

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Flood victims enjoying their cup of warm coffee/tea received from the team.

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The team is all smiles at the end of the day.

For more information, please visit Starbucks Malaysia website at www.starbucks.com.my.

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About Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd

Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd is wholly owned by Berjaya Group Berhad and a licensee of Starbucks Coffee International. The company operates Starbucks retail locations throughout Malaysia and is committed to offering the world’s finest coffee while enriching Malaysians’ lives one cup at a time. Starbucks Malaysia has been named as Malaysia’s best employer at the Aon Hewitt Best Employers- Malaysia 2015 Awards, receiving the title – ‘Best of the Best’. Aon Hewitt Best Employers Award is deemed to be one of the most prestigious awards in recognizing companies with high employee engagement, compelling employer brand, effective leadership and high performance culture. In 2014, Starbucks Malaysia has been awarded with the HR Best Practices Gold Award in the Malaysia Human Resources Award 2014 – organized by the Malaysia Institute of Human Resources Management (MIHRM). For more information, please visit the official site at www.starbucks.com.my or check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StarbucksMalaysia/ and through the Starbucks Newsroom.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience please visit us in our stores, online at Starbucks.com and through the Starbucks Newsroom.

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