Petronas has set up an RM10 million initial seed fund to assist the government in providing support to families of those on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
In a statement today, the national oil company also called on all business corporations from within and outside the oil and gas industry to pool their resources for the fund, "Care for MH017".
Queries pertaining to the fund can be channelled via email to careforMH017@petronas.com.my.
Petronas said its management and staff are deeply saddened by the tragedy and conveyed their heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those on board the flight.
Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it went down in Ukraine. It was carrying 298 people, comprising 283 passengers and 15 crew.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said earlier today the Ukrainian authorities believe the Boeing 777 was shot down. – Bernama, July 18, 2014.