Maybank’s MYStories campaign picks up for a second year, this time featuring five outstanding individuals by virtue of their contributions towards the nation and society, in conjunction with this year’s Hari Kebangsaan and Malaysia Day.
This year, Maybank decided to seek the stories of unsung heroes from beyond the Maybank family to drive Malaysians to be better and to encourage people to be a force of good.
“Following the overwhelming warm response from our previous MYStories campaign, we felt that it was our responsibility to continue giving Malaysians a platform to share their stories of success, hardship and sacrifices made not just for their country but the community. We at Maybank decided to share these stories because they exemplify the core values that Maybankers aspire to uphold; teamwork, integrity, passion for growth, excellence and efficiency in everything we do and building long term relationships with friends of Maybank.” said Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, Group President and CEO of Maybank.
The first two MYStories videos feature Major (Retired) Patrick Wong Sing Nan and Sergeant (Retired) Adenan Bin Aini who put their lives on the line in order to serve their country.
Swarn Singh started losing his sight after a fall from a height of 18 metres. This brought unfamiliar challenges into his life, but that did not discourage him from living to the fullest. That defining moment inspired him to help the visually-impaired community. Swarn is steadfast in his belief that everything happens for a reason, and believes he became blind to help others in similar situations.
Siti Rahayu Bahari, the co-founder of Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, dedicates her time towards providing free education to the homeless, the poor and the stateless. She maintains that literacy and education from a young age can help children grow into better people, contributing to a better society.
One of the youngest role models, Medina Zaharah Onn, age 11, says that anyone can make a difference – you just have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. From the age of six, Medina has spent her time teaching life skills to special needs young adults and raising awareness on the plight of endangered animals. She hopes to bring forth the message of equality in society regardless of capabilities.
In telling the stories of these unsung heroes, the sacrifices they have made and the barriers they have broken for the love of their country and fellow man, Maybank hopes to encourage Malaysians to step out of their comfort zones and be spurred into action.
The 2018 MYStories videos will be released weekly starting 30 August 2018 until 16 September 2018.