Kith Meng, chairman and CEO of The Royal Group of Companies Ltd, his wife Mao Chamnan and family have donated $50,000 for emergency aid to the people living in the capital’s lockdown-restricted areas.

The Royal Group said in an April 28 statement: “In the past two weeks the Kingdom has seen its first lockdown in order to contain the spread of the virus.

“Since the numbers are rising, lockdown is imperative in order protect our citizen’s health. While doing so, we anticipate that these changes will interrupt the livelihoods of many.”

Meng called for solidarity and a spirited societal commitment to weather the Covid-19 storm.

“This is our time to stand together and empower our community spirit to help each other. With patience and faith, we will survive this battle,” he said in the statement.

The statement added that “national solidarity is all about standing by each other during tough times as affirmed by” Prime Minister Hun Sen.