| James Kon |
TO HELP ease the suffering of the victims who have lost their homes in the recent floods in Malaysia, Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) in Brunei Darussalam yesterday handed over $10,500 to the Malaysia flood disaster humanitarian fund.
The donation was received by Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
On hand to present the donation was James Lee, the president of PWM and witnessing the handing over were Datuk Awang Sahak bin Awang Salleh, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam; Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Hamid bin Haji Mohd Jaafar and Dato Paduka Dr Haji Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, the Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports conveyed his gratitude to PWM for the donation.
James Lee said, “It is good to see that we are still focused on giving back to the community and supporting charities, we have indeed seen an outpouring of support and I wish to thank the local community and members of PWM for their generosity and dedication.”
He revealed that a further donation of food, clothing, medical supplies and other emergency relief assistance through Youth Centre is being handed over to the flood victims in Limbang.
PWM has also carried out similar donations and assistance for the victim of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Fire in Lawas, Malaysia.
The Malaysia flood disaster humanitarian Fund was set up on January 10, 2015 by the command of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to collect donations to help ease the burden of the flood victims in Malaysia. From January 10 to April 9, members of the public can lend a helping hand to the hundreds of thousands flood victims in Malaysia by giving donations to the Malaysia flood disaster humanitarian Fund through donations boxes located at banks, commercial buildings as well as government buildings nationwide.
Members of the public also can pass the donations to the secretariat of Malaysia Flood Disaster Humanitarian Fund that is situated at the Finance and Administration Division, Department of Community Development, second floor of Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports building during office hours.
To date, the Malaysia flood disaster humanitarian fund has received a total of $12,500 in donations.