As I write this message, in October 2021, the pandemic in Malaysia and Thailand seems to be gradually abating. New infections and morbidity numbers are trending down, and the Malaysian government has just opened up inter-state travel. In other words, there are good reasons to be hopeful after more than a year-and-a-half of economic as well as social restrictions.
For us at Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB), the financial year that has just ended (FY2021) was our first full year of operations impacted by COVID-19. And, yet, the Group has continued to deliver – not just financially but also in terms of contributions to our key stakeholders and society at large.