KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) during its ‘Belaian Kasih’ programme feted 65 residents of Kuching’s Rumah Seri Kenangan to a river cruise and lunch.

SEDC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain officiated at the annual event held at Kubah Ria Complex, Petra Jaya yesterday.

Also attending were the agency’s general manager Abdul Hadi Datuk Abdul Kadir and deputy general manager Edwin Abit.

Abdul Aziz said as a Sarawak government agency concerned with corporate social responsibility (CSR), SEDC organised community-based programmes and activities that involve disadvantaged groups regardless of their background.

“Through the CSR programme, our staff members can also contribute and support community-based activities including collaboration with those from other government agencies with the aim at providing assistance to those in need,” he said.

Abdul Aziz (seated centre) together with his Abdul Hadi (seated second right) together with the residents of Rumah Seri Kenangan during the “Belaian Kasih” programme held at Kubah Ria Complex yesterday.

He said SEDC staff members should be aware and concerned with the plight of the underprivileged and strive to become role models to other agencies especially where CSR programmes are concerned.

During the ‘Belaian Kasih’ programme, SEDC and its strategic partners also distributed RM150 worth of goodies and toiletries to the residents of Rumah Seri Kenangan.

Earlier in the morning, the residents were taken on a river cruise.