‘Tabung COVID-19 by Boost’ to Aid Malaysian Frontliners and Those Adversely Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic


Boost sets up donation fund as part of its #BoostGotYou campaign in the fight against COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur, 27 March 2020 – Homegrown e-wallet Boost today announced the introduction of Tabung COVID-19 by Boost, a donation fund to help ease the burden of those directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia. The fund was introduced in conjunction with the launch of the #BoostGotYou campaign that aims to help Malaysians get through the current crisis which has led the Government to issue a Movement Control Order (MCO).


Mohd Khairil Abdullah, CEO of Boost shared that the Tabung COVID-19 by Boost was created so Malaysians can easily channel their support through their e-wallets where Boost would then deploy the funds to the appropriate beneficiaries fighting the deadly virus.


“There are many unsung heroes in the medical profession who are working tirelessly to put our needs ahead of theirs, and in the midst of this battle to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are families who fall casualty to the coronavirus. Everyday poses new challenges for everyone and we encourage Malaysians to get involved and join us in the effort to support and assist our frontliners who are keeping us safe as well as families of victims through this fund. No amount is too small to give as we believe little gestures make a big difference,” said Khairil.


Through Tabung COVID-19 by Boost, the contributions collected will bring much needed aid to the country’s healthcare ecosystem during this crisis. All funds collected will be channeled directly to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) recently established special COVID-19 fund and various NGOs actively looking after communities directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


All funds received from now until 31 March 2020 will be channeled to MOH, while funds received starting 1 April to 30 April 2020 will be distributed between MOH and relevant NGOs. The funds given to MOH will help the Ministry purchase medical equipment, medicines, reagents, disposable items, and other medical necessities.


The Boost COVID-19 fund is the first of the five (5) initiatives under the #BoostGotYou campaign. Now with the extended MCO period, Boost is determined to drive more innovative solutions through its e-wallet that will help make staying at home comfortable for the duration of the MCO.


As the other four initiatives under the #BoostGotYou campaign are launched in the coming days, Malaysians will be able to gain easy access to all their daily essentials like ordering food and groceries; pay bills and top up their prepaid phone plans; stay entertained with streaming content as well as games; and protect themselves through COVID-19 insurance coverage.


“While our frontliners work tirelessly to protect Malaysians from this deadly pandemic, all of us can play our part by observing the MCO. Boost and other digital providers have created services for Malaysians to be able to carry out necessary tasks such as paying bills, topping up their prepaid credits to stay connected to loved ones and even shopping for groceries online without having to leave the safety of their homes. Let us do our individual parts to support the sacrifices our frontliners are making for the country,” Khairil said.


Tier-3 and -4 micro-businesses such as small stall operators who are Boost merchants are an integral part of the e-wallet’s ecosystem. As another initiative under #BoostGotYou, these Boost merchants can also look forward to financial protection plans through Boost to help stave off the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.


Information about the four upcoming initiatives under the #BoostGotYou campaign will be announced soon. Further details can be found by following Boost’s official social media channels on Facebook and Instagram as well as www.myboost.com.my.