KUALA LUMPUR – Razer™ and Berjaya Corporation, through their partnership in Razer Fintech, the financial technology arm of Razer, have announced plans to sponsor high quality certified surgical masks for all Malaysian adults and residents as a part of the #RazerForLife initiative. The masks will be made available through selected 7-Eleven Malaysia stores from 1 July, 2020, and subsequently rolled out across all stores in Peninsular Malaysia.
In addition, Razer Fintech is rallying Malaysians to support local businesses that were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the push for cashless payments in line with the national initiative. In a bid to drive customers to these local businesses, Razer Fintech will give consumers one free surgical mask per day if they make purchases using Razer Pay. These masks can also be redeemed at 7-Eleven stores.
Sponsoring 5 free surgical masks for every adult Malaysian resident
As part of Razer Fintech’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage the public to practice hygiene and safety, the initiative will provide 5 free surgical masks to every adult residing in Malaysia (aged 18 years and above) who are verified users of Razer Pay. Users will be given one free mask every month starting from July till November 2020 with a 30-day validity period.
Soon to be distributed throughout all 7-Eleven stores in Peninsular Malaysia, Razer Fintech is committed to ensuring that the public has easy access to masks when they are out and about. For people who require higher levels of protection, such as the elderly, this provides ready access to surgical masks whenever needed, from the conveniently located 7-Eleven stores.
“The COVID-19 situation has made it apparent that both public and private sectors need to come together to address the challenges facing us as a society, and Razer Fintech is proud to step forward and in support of the government initiatives, play our part in any way possible,” said Min-Liang Tan, Co-founder and CEO of Razer Inc. “We urge every adult Malaysian resident to collect a mask for your personal use and support cashless payments to reduce the risk of community spread. Practice safe distancing and wear a mask when you leave the house. Every little step contributes to the fight against the pandemic.”
“Berjaya Group and 7-Eleven Malaysia are pleased to collaborate with our partner Razer Inc. through Razer Fintech to do the best we can to support our community”, said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, Chairman of Berjaya Corporation Berhad. “With the lifting of the CMCO, we believe in the continued need to be vigilant in terms of hygiene and safe social distancing, as well as the critical necessity of promoting safe cashless payment solutions as we strive to rebuild our society in the near future. We are fully supportive of this initiative.”
“We are delighted to play our part as 7-Eleven is Always There For You with us deeply interwoven as a part of the community fabric and the public will have easy accessibility to redeem the Razer face mask without the need to travel afar thus complying with our Government’s call of reducing long distance movement,” said Colin Harvey, CEO of 7-Eleven Malaysia.
Mask allocation will be done via Razer Fintech’s mobile wallet app, Razer Pay. To be eligible to claim the mask, users simply need to verify their Razer Pay accounts by scanning their MyKad (or passports for non-Malaysian residents) with a valid Malaysian mobile account. Upon successful verification of the user’s identity, a QR coupon code will be issued. The verified user can proceed to redeem their free mask at any 7-Eleven branch by scanning their QR coupon at the cashier counter. Razer Pay’s verification system is fraud-free, which would ensure that every verified Malaysian resident will be issued a mask.
In order to claim the 5 free masks, users can follow these steps:
- Download the Razer Pay app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store and verify your account
- Once verified, you will receive one free mask coupon each month for the next 5 months
- Claim your mask coupon each month in the “Razer For Life” mini-app
- Scan your coupon at a 7-Eleven store to collect your free mask
The triple-layered, single-use masks from Razer’s automated manufacturing line are designed for comfortable use and highest standards of protection recommended by the health authorities. These masks meet the Bacterial and Viral Filtration Efficiency tests requirements of more than or equal to 95%, a recommendation by both the American (ASTM 1) and European (EN 14683) healthcare authorities. The face masks are being produced by Razer Health – an entity that is licensed by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore to manufacture medical devices. The masks are also registered with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Supporting local businesses
From 1 July, 2020 until 31 December, 2020, consumers who conduct at least one transaction of MYR10 or more using their Razer Pay wallet at local merchants in a single day, can redeem one surgical face mask from 7-Eleven stores via in-app redemption coupons. While limited to one free mask a day, there is no limit to the number of days users can avail of this benefit. To get started, users need to download the Razer Pay app, verify their account and top-up their wallet for use. With Razer Fintech encouraging purchases at local businesses, consumers can help them get back to their feet as we all emerge stronger through this pandemic.
“As the country prepares to exit the MCO, it is imperative that businesses and organisations support each other and ride out the recovery phase together,” said Lee Li Meng, Chief Executive Officer at Razer Fintech. “Through this initiative, we aim to drive consumers to support local businesses and to play a part in stimulating the economy as we continue to take active precautions to minimise the risk of community transmissions and keeping the outbreak under control. Contactless and digital payments have seen significant uptake in user adoptions around the world during this period and we would like to do our part in driving this in Malaysia.”
Interested parties who would like to join this effort, including partnering for the distribution of the free masks or signing up to accept Razer Pay as a payment method, can reach out at [email protected]
ABOUT RAZER FINTECH
Backed by the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers synonymous with the youth and millennials, Razer Fintech is the financial technology arm of Razer Inc. Established in April 2018, Razer Fintech has grown to become one of the largest O2O (offline to online) digital payment networks in SEA and has processed over billions of dollars in total payment value. Razer Fintech operates two verticals, Razer Merchant Services (“RMS”) and Razer Pay.
Razer Merchant Services is a leading B2B (business-to-business)olution encompassing:
- RMS Online: Card processing gateway supporting global scheme cards and over 110 payment methods, powering online payments for global blue-chip merchants in SEA including Grab, Lazada, Facebook, Shopee, Taobao.com, and more.
- RMS Offline: SEA’s largest offline payment network of over 1 million physical acceptance points across SEA. RMS Offline also extends point-of-sale services (such as bill payments and telco reloads), cash-over-counter services (including Razer Pay top-ups and fulfilment of e-commerce purchases), distribution of third party point-of-sale activation (POSA) cards, and merchant acquiring services for Razer Pay and other third-party e-wallets.
Razer Pay is a B2C (business-to-consumer) solution comprising an all-encompassing e-wallet focused on offering a plethora of compelling use cases targeted at the youths, millennials, and underbanked.
ABOUT 7 ELEVEN MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BERHAD
7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad through its subsidiary 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is the owner and operator of 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia. Incorporated on 4 June 1984, 7-Eleven Malaysia has made its mark in the retailing scene and has been a prominent icon for over 36 years. 7-Eleven Malaysia is the pioneer and largest 24-hour standalone convenience store operator in Malaysia with over 2,400 outlets nationwide and serves more than 1 million customers daily. 7-Eleven stores can be found across bustling commercial districts to serene suburban residential compounds throughout Malaysia, from petrol stations and LRT stations to shopping malls and medical institutions. 7-Eleven is Always There For You.
ABOUT BERJAYA CORPORATION BERHAD
Established in 1984, Berjaya Corporation Berhad (“BCorp”) began as a steel company and through the entrepreneurial skills and leadership of its founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, BCorp has grown into one of Malaysia’s largest home-grown conglomerates listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange.
BCorp is a diversified entity engaged in many businesses such as Consumer Marketing and Direct Selling; Property Investment and Development; Hotels, Resorts, Vacation Timeshare and Recreational Development; Gaming and Lottery Management; Food and Beverage; Financial Services; Motor Trading and Distributor; Environmental Services and Clean Technology Investment; and Telecommunication and Information Technology-related Services and Products.
The Group has been responsible for a number of notable and sought-after developments, ranging from golf course resort development, luxury condominiums, integrated commercial development, and township developments within prime locations in Malaysia and overseas. The Group also owns and manages several prime commercial buildings in Malaysia and owns 18 hotels and resorts across Malaysia and in countries like Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Japan.
Berjaya Corporation Berhad through its wholly owned subsidiary, Berjaya Fintech Sdn Bhd has a 49% stake in Razer Fintech.
For further information, please visit www.berjaya.com