Home > News > Nation
Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 7:12:42 AM
Bringing holiday goodies: Liow (centre) presenting Sarinah Hamidan, 25, (left) and her son Muhammad Qayyim with gifts at Bentong Hospital. Also present were hospital director Datuk Dr Chandra Sekanan Raman (third from right), Bentong Chinese Assembly Hall president Leong Yen Kong (second from right) and MCA Pahang liaison committee chairman Datuk Hoh Kai Mun (right).
BENTONG: The tradition of spreading festive cheer amongst Malaysians to foster unity and harmony must be preserved, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Liow, who visited patients at the Bentong Hospital in conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivities, said that such occasions provided an opportunity for the various ethnic communities in the country to participate in the celebrations.
“We must all celebrate these festivities in togetherness to ensure that the joy of the occasion is enjoyed by all Malaysians,” Liow told reporters here yesterday.
“Preserving this tradition is crucial in Malaysia’s multicultural society as it would help foster goodwill and unity among the rakyat.”
Besides fostering unity, he added that such celebrations also provided the opportunity for Malaysians to help the less fortunate by providing assistance to them.
Liow later presented Chinese New Year goodies to patients on behalf of MCA and Bentong Chinese Assembly Hall.
Tags / Keywords:
Family Community, mca helping poor
Anifah Aman: Government will not 'rescue' child porn convict from British jail
Minister: Child porn convict 'sick', needs counselling
Dep IGP: Student in child porn case a free man after serving sentence
Rawang low-cost flats to have new JMB pro tem panels
Year Five pupil dies from suspected H1N1
All Mr Right wanted was her money
Ex-model given 'til noon to appear in court or face arrest warrant
Ahmad Husni: IPIC to provide US$1b to 1MDB (Update)
Hundreds of traditional medicine shops selling products made from endangered bears
No entry for Hong Kong activist ‘Long Hair’
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
Restful repose in a capsule
Furniture maker needs help to repair ancestral home destroyed by termites
McIlroy makes fast getaway after missing Irish cut
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)