Press Statement By Bersih 2.0 & ENGAGE (29 April 2020): RM500,000 Raised But Many Are Still Hungry

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) and our partner ENGAGE wish to thank all 1,647 people who donated to #MakanKongsi over the past month and helped us collect a total of RM503,376 to date. With this amount, we have given out 83 small grants totalling RM439,044 to 45 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and individual partners who are on the ground providing food vouchers, financial aids and grocery packs to the neediest of communities during this Movement Control Order (MCO) period.  So far, a total of 16,775 vulnerable people from all ethnicities, nationalities and creeds have benefited from the assistance provided by us.

With the extension of the MCO by another two weeks till the 12th of May, we expect that the situation of many who are not registered in the official system and are not receiving aid would get worse. Many who have some money and food at the start of the MCO on 18th March would have run out of their resources by now and facing all means of pressure to stay alive. Apart from the lack of food, many are also under pressure from landlords to pay rents and utility bills. 

The battle against the COVID-19 virus must be won but the humanitarian crisis this MCO has created must be acknowledged and handled by everyone, from the government, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), private sectors, political parties and indeed every citizen. No one group or sector could manage the magnitude of this crisis and many communities are still at risk of hunger and starvation.

#MakanKongsi will continue to raise fund from the public so that we can continue to support our partners and not abandon the beneficiaries who have been receiving groceries and aids that were to last them for only two weeks. The solid support we are receiving from our donors is also sending a strong message to our partners and beneficiaries that they are not walking alone but that we are behind you all the way.

You may donate through our payment partner by using your credit card, debit card, online banking (FPX), e-Wallet (Boost, Grabpay, TnG, MCash, QRPay) by clicking on this link: 

Or bank direct to our account at:

Bank: Maybank (PJ Old Town Branch)
Name: Bersih & Adil Network Sdn Bhd
Account No.: 512295102931
Reference: MakanKongsi

If you require a receipt from us, please email your banking receipt to [email protected] after you have transferred your money.

For accountability and transparency, we have put up a link for you to view our list of partners, grants given, communities served, the number of beneficiaries, donation to date, total disbursement and balance. The link is at   

Statement issued by:
The Steering Committee of Bersih 2.0
Executive Committee of ENGAGE