Taiwan donates in cash and kind while sending crew to help flood victims

Contributing to the needy: Kau (right) presenting a mock cheque to Ogu Salim (left) while Shahidan (second from left) and Tiong (second from right) look on.

TAIPEI Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in Malaysia presented a cheque of US$100,000 (RM357,105) to the Malaysian government.

Teco deputy representative Jeffrey Kau said, “In light of the impact of floods in the east coast and northern regions, the people of Taiwan would like to extend their condolences and sympathy to the victims.”

The cheque was received by Prime Minister’s Department deputy secretary of National Security Council, Ogu Salim Omar at the Teco office in Kuala Lumpur.

Kau said, “Upon determining the type of assistance needed, we immediately donated RM10,000 to relevant NGOs and also aided a crew of 31 people from Taiwan to go to Kelantan on Dec 29 last year to help in relief efforts.

“Apart from that, Teco had given RM5,000 each to Taiwan-originated Fo-Guang Shan Malaysia and Tzu-chi Buddhist Foundation to purchase items needed by flood victims.

The Tzu-chi Foundation provided 30 tonnes of instant rice and 1,008 roll-away beds to the victims and both the Buddhist organisations had sent its members to areas that needed assistance.

Also present at the cheque presentation was Taipei Investors Association in Malaysia president Datuk Allen Chiang, who presented a cheque for RM50,000 to aid in the reconstruction of homes of the flood victims.

Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to East Asia Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim were also present.

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