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ST Telemedia group participates in tsunami relief appeal

January 2005 / e-newsletter

In a bid to help raise funds and provide much needed humanitarian support to the relief efforts from the tsunamis which hit South and Southeast Asian countries on 26 December, ST Telemedia and its companies have made contributions to a variety of organisations.

Through an internal fund raising drive, ST Telemedia and its employees have contributed to Network Indonesia, a business organisation spearheaded by IE Singapore in aid of tsunami victims in Indonesia. StarHub has also contributed to this fundraising effort where proceeds raised so far from corporate supporters to Network Indonesia is close to S$1 million both in cash and in kind which will go towards relief and rebuilding efforts for Indonesian tsunami victims.

StarHub on its own has also made cash contributions to other organisations and urged its mobile subscribers to contribute to the Red Cross Tidal Wave Fund. TeleChoice has set aside S$50,000 to support the tsunami relief efforts, to be channelled through various relief organisations providing aid to affected countries.

In Indonesia, Indosat organised an aid fund amounting to Rp1 billion which was delivered in conjunction with the Indonesia Red Cross, the Nangroe Aceh Darussalaam (NAD) and North Sumatra Recovery Team as well as other relevant agencies.

Equinix as a whole (including the US) is planning a collection in support of the communities affected by the tsunamis and funds will be donated to the Singapore Red Cross. Global Crossing has also urged its employees as well as business partners to contribute funds for the relief appeal.

ST Telemedia and its companies will continue to work with various organisations to identify areas where the company and employees can lend assistance. We remember those who were lost in this natural disaster and the many millions who have been displaced, and we honour the individuals and organisations who are involved in the relief efforts.