Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Volunteers praised for true voluntary spirit

KUCHING: Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Sarawak Chapter chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam has expressed delight that volunteers from diverse backgrounds are coming on board to provide support at vaccination centres. He said these included...

Council donates food, drinks to frontline staff, volunteers

KUCHING: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) on Wednesday handed over food and drinks to frontline staff and volunteers at the Sarawak General Hospital vaccination centre (PPV) at Kozi Square. MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng witnessed the handover of the...

Increased allowance for volunteers sign of govt recognition

TANGKAK: The government has announced that the daily allowance for healthcare volunteers involved in the Covid-19 vaccination process and management has been increased to RM100 from RM50, in appreciation of their contributions. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the...

Low-risk individuals, NGOs set to volunteer

KUCHING: Individuals in low-risk groups as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Muslim Welfare Organisation Malaysia (Perkim) Lundu District are going to be registered as Tanjung Datu Service Centre volunteers. Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said that...

Volunteers get items from Hope Place

KUCHING: Volunteers who are on duty at Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre (PPV) in Petra Jaya here received contribution from Hope Place Kuching recently. The charitable non-governmental organisation said there are over 200 volunteers who are helping out in the mass...

500 from Unimas sign up as volunteers

KUCHING: Over 500 people, including Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) students and staff, signed up to be volunteers in order to speed up the vaccination process at Unimas. This was said by Unimas Training Hospital and Medical Centre director Dr Ehfa...

Volunteers needed to help with vaccine rollout

KUCHING: The state government is looking for volunteers to strengthen the workforce at its vaccine administration centres (PPVs). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said this is in line with the state’s efforts to...

Youth volunteers needed at vaccination centre

KUCHING: Youth aged 18 and above are encouraged to join MyVacc volunteers at the Vaccination Centre (PPV) at Tatau Sports Hall. Tatau acting District Officer Calvin Ligong said volunteers were needed so that the vaccination process at the centre would...

Volunteers to the rescue of struggling food outlets

KUCHING: A group of volunteers initiated by Datuk Lily Yong is aiming to help food outlets in the Kuching area to promote their food to local customers, and food operators who are interested in participating in this programme are encouraged to call 016-2494633 between 9 am and 3 pm.  The objective of setting up the volunteer team is to assist food stall operators in getting through this difficult time brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Jong Yean Pin, one of the members of the volunteer team, explained that they will print flyers or pamphlets containing information on the types of food or beverage the food stall operators offer, as well as their location, method of food pick-up, and contact numbers. “The customers can call the operators whose numbers are found in the leaflets, and make hassle-free take-away orders with their preferred food stalls or restaurants.  “The food can be sent over to the customer’s vehicle directly by food stall operators once it has been prepared,” he said in a statement today (June 2). He said he along with the other team members were in the midst of collecting details from operators of coffee shops, restaurants, and hawker centres who had shown interest in the programme, adding that this service was voluntary and free for all. “Although with limited resources and manpower, the volunteer team will compile and distribute the information collected from the food stall operators to potential customers in Kuching city by way of leaflet or pamphlet distribution,” he said. Jong said due to limited manpower, the programme could only be extended to areas outside Kuching city in the next phase.  He expressed gratitude that this voluntary programme was supported by the overwhelming response from the Kuching Coffeeshop and Restaurant Owners Association, Sarawak Restaurants Association, and Persatuan Tukang Masak How Yu Kuching. He hoped that the public will support local food eateries that have suffered during the pandemic, especially with the standard operating procedure (SOP) of no dine-ins allowed. Just recently, the volunteer team headed by Yong exchanged views through a Zoom session with coffeeshop owners, hawkers, and food stall operators. Urging the government to provide financial aid was among the issues discussed.  During the session, Yong, who is Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Kuching branch chairperson, clarified that she was not representing any political party in this endeavour, explaining that this was a voluntary effort to assist the struggling food stall operators. Those seeking further information and assistance can contact Bong Lian Huan (012-8978181), Jong Yean Pin (016-8864855), or Eric Tay (019-8899186).

More volunteers required to assist vaccines

KUCHING: There is a need for more volunteers to assist vaccine recipients at the Covid-19 mega vaccination centre at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) next month. Commander-in-chief for Covid-19 One Stop Centre at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Dr...
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Volunteers praised for true voluntary spirit

KUCHING: Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Sarawak Chapter chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam has...
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