CEO of Apple.Inc, Tim Cook recently announced that the company will be contributing to ‘relief, recovery, and longer-term rebuilding efforts’ for Typhoon-affected countries such as Malaysia and Phillippines.
Many Malaysians, however, responded to Tim’s tweet by advising him not to donate to the Malaysian government.
Typhoon Rai has caused so much devastation in the Philippines and Malaysia — so many families have lost so much. Apple will be contributing to relief, recovery, and longer-term rebuilding efforts. #OdettePH— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 21, 2021
In the tweet posted yesterday(21 Dec), the company CEO said that Typhoon Rai has greatly impacted the Philippines and Malaysia, causing losses, death and devastation to many families.
He announced that Apple will be contributing to relief, recovery, and longer-term rebuilding efforts.
‘Don’t donate to the Malaysian government’
While netizens thanked the billionaire for his generosity, some Malaysians took to the comment section to advise against donating to the Malaysian government.
One of the comments with ‘most-liked’ proposed Tim Cook to donate to NGOs in the country rather than the government.
The comment has since received over 7000 likes and 3000 retweets at press time.
One Malaysian netizen accused that the government will pocket the funds.
Filipinos mirroring the same sentiment
Many Filipinos shared the same concerns, requesting the Apple CEO to channel funds through NGOs or to the office of Vice President.
Former professional boxer and current senator in the Philippines, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao expressed his gratitude towards Tim Cook’s kindness.
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