10 organisations donate over RM26,000 to fund

Wee (fourth left), Kueh (fifth left) and others witnessing the handing of contribution to the Anti Pandemic Support Fund from Aricen Industries (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, represented by its Plant Manager Chang Chae (third left), to Datuk Wong Tiong Hook representing the federation. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions Chinese Associations Sarawak (FCA) on Monday (Aug 2) received donations amounting to RM26,156 from ten organisations.

The ten organisations are Shang Tang Steamboat; Aricen Industries (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd; MBEC-Jawala Consortium Sdn Bhd; MCC East Malaysia Sdn Bhd; KIDE International Sdn Bhd;China State Construction Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd; China Datang Overseas Power Operating Co, Ltd; Bank of China Bhd staff & families and Kuching Hairdressing Association.

“We now have received over RM450,000 from more than 15,000 donors for the Sarawak Anti Pandemic Support Fund,” said its working chairman Kuek Eng Mong during a press conference at the FCA building after a brief handover ceremony.

FCA president, Datuk Richard Wee stated that the number of donors showed public support for the government in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wee (second left) and Kueh (second right) witnessing the handing of contribution for the Anti Pandemic Support Fund from Aricen Industries (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, represented by its Plant Manager Chang Chae (left), to Datuk Wong Tiong Hook who represents the federation. Photo: Ramidi Subari

“Besides collecting funds for the needy through the campaign and the giving of food aid, we are also creating awareness through this campaign.

“Our Women Section has also done its part by printing flyers and pamphlets to be given to encourage the people in the rural areas to go for vaccination as well as remind them about the importance of health and safety,” he added.

According to Wee, the donors who participated in the campaign also included Bumiputeras in the state.

“Although this is a federation of Chinese associations, we also welcome and encourage all different races to participate in the campaign irrespective of their background.

“The campaign ended on July 30. We will now collect the names of the donors and will print them out in a booklet.

“We will then distribute the booklet to the state government and also to donors for them to remember their noble gesture,” Wee said.