Kuala Lumpur, 12 July 2022 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS MALAYSIA (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, recently donated high-power solar systems to enable access to solar energy in the Orang Asli’s shared community space or commonly known as their Rumah Adat.
The donation was done through Global Peace Foundation, a non-profit organization (NGO) with a mission to build resilient and cohesive Orang Asli communities.
Lack of access to grid electricity in Orang Asli’s houses and community spaces brings health risks, expensive energy expenses, and environmental impact. To have light after dark, bonfires are frequently created by burning dried palm fruits which generate a lot of smoke that causes cough and watery eyes among the villagers, especially children.
In addition, houses and community spaces are built from resources in the forest such as bamboo wood and additional items such as zinc and PVC. Some of these materials are flammable, making it dangerous to use fire as the source of light.
Some Orang Asli families also rely on disposable energy such as petrol to run generators and batteries to power more than just lights.
“As part of Malaysian society, we want to see Malaysians even the indigenous community live a better life. With high-power solar systems, we will be providing the Orang Asli community access to affordable and renewable energy that enhances productivity- allowing community projects to continue even after dark, minimizing health and environmental impact from non-renewable energy, lesser environmental pollution, and lastly reducing energy expenditure from buying expensive energy sources that are not sustainable,” said Arba Rahman, Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
He added, “This effort is together with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) global CSR program ‘STEP to the future’ which focuses on four main themes, standing for the first letters of Society, Traffic safety, Environment, and People. At MMM, we focused to benefit the society through emphasis on the Environment and People, to create a better society where people can hope for a better future.”
About Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM)
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) was formed on 29 January 2005 and is the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia. As one of Malaysia’s leading automotive company, the company is now represented by 54 showrooms (out of which 49 are 3S Centres) and 55 service outlets throughout Malaysia. In East Malaysia, MMM is represented by 14 showrooms (7 in Sarawak and 7 in Sabah).
MMM is committed to sell a range of vehicles that are high in quality, performance, safety, comfort and technologically advanced. The Triton 4×4 pick-up truck are imported as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units from Thailand while the Outlander and new XPANDER are locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia.
“Drive your Ambition” is a powerful statement of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) on-going commitment to the values and aspirations of its drivers. Following this, MMM strives to provide unique experiences and inspire our customers to go the distance with our vehicles.