Kuala Lumpur, 27 May 2021 – myTukar Sdn. Bhd. (the Company), Malaysia’s fastest-growing pre-owned car buying and selling platform today announced that the Company has conducted a survey amongst its 600 employees to initiate a subsidy programme to enable early Covid-19 Vaccination for its employees via the Selangor Government’s SELangkah application.
Commenting on the proactive initiative, Fong Hon Sum, CEO of myTukar said, “Our employees, whom we affectionately call myTukarians, are our greatest asset and their wellbeing is our top priority. Our management has taken the proactive stance to take advantage of the recent announcement by the Selangor Government to allow employers to purchase vaccines for their employees. As a responsible corporate citizen in Malaysia, myTukar is supporting the Government’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme by encouraging all myTukar employees to be vaccinated and initiating a subsidy programme for them. A majority of employees surveyed have indicated intention to be vaccinated and are interested in this initiative.”
Fong also mentioned that myTukar’s management is following up closely on this programme and will offer a RM100 allowance as well as two (2) days of unrecorded leave for all employees who complete their vaccination. Fazrul, 29, a myTukar car inspector based in Puchong said, “I am looking forward to being vaccinated because I want to be proactive to help protect our frontliners. As car inspectors, we are meeting and interacting with people and customers daily. Being vaccinated will help protect us as well as minimise the spread of the virus in our workplace. As a myTukarian, I am grateful that the Company is participating in the SELangkah programme and offering a subsidy as this enables us to save some money and ensure we can be vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The positive response towards vaccination from employees of myTukar reveals the determination of myTukar employees who strive to protect not only the frontliners, but also their customers. myTukar customers throughout Malaysia can be at ease knowing that myTukar employees are following all SOP and would be fully vaccinated.
myTukar who has been on a hyper growth trajectory in the past two years, has since created numerous job opportunities for Malaysians. This was particularly helpful during the pandemic as many livelihoods were affected. “In the span of two years, our staff strength has grown from 120 to 600 today, and we are truly grateful to be able to play a role in helping fellow Malaysians with job creation and in nation building.”
“As a responsible employer committed towards creating a safe working environment, myTukar requires all new joiners to be screened for Covid-19. This ensures peace of mind for its employees throughout the country,” added Fong.