TAMAN Medan Pusing has a vibe that makes you smile all the time, says MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
When asked about the Chinese New Year celebration organised by the Perak Kwang Tung Association youth division in that area, Michael’s face lighted up and he said he has been attending their do for three years.
He said he has been to many Chinese New Year functions but the one in Taman Medan Pusing is unique and special to him.
Being a Batu Gajah boy himself, Chong said the solidarity and unity showed by the people and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) there is exemplary and he always looked forward to it.
“I’m very happy to see local leaders, NGOs and people joining hands to help the underprivileged senior citizens here.
“They are not biased too because they give to all races.
“It’s nice to see such a close-knit community in a small town.
“They’ve been doing this every year and Kwang Tung have been coordinating it pretty well,” he told reporters.
Michael, who used to live in an Indian settlement in Changkat, Batu Gajah said he has received lots of complaints of neighbours quarreling and problems in many urban areas but it is refreshing to see fewer community problems in small towns.
He said Kwang Tung and the other NGOs are very active when it comes to community service in Pusing and he hopes they would continue with their efforts.
“I know there are some people out there who would just do it once and not come back again. However, this group is different and they do it every year.
“I know they’re very sincere. I can feel that the people here are cooperative,” he added.
T Rajammah, 65, said she was happy to see Chong in person as she has read lots about him.
“He is a friendly man and I know he deals with complaints well.
“When he gave me an ang pow, I told him to continue his good job and I hope to see him again next year,” she said.
Another recipient, Lee Swee Tang, 68, said Kwan Tung has been giving something to the less fortunate every year and it was nice to see Michael again.
“He is always smiling and he loves to meet people. I’m thankful for the contribution today,” said Lee.