Kelab Sukan dan Rekreasi Saudagar Bidor contributed RM3,000 to the local community in Bidor, in conjunction with their seventh anniversary.
Club president Datuk Song Kee Chai handed over RM1,000 to the Bidor Orient Lions Club Kidney Dialysis Fund, and RM500 each to SMJK Choong Hua, SJK(C) Choong Hua 1, SJK(C) Choong Hua 2 and SJK(C) Kampung Coldstream.
In his speech, Song said the Chinese community must abandon their traditional mindset and actively participate in national affairs instead of keeping to themselves.
“We must pay close attention to major issues in society, especially the local organisations and associations, as it would do us no good if we’re only looking after our community.
“If you have any problems, make sure they are also conveyed to the authorities so that they can be resolved as soon as possible,” he said during the dinner held at SJK(C) Choong Hua 2’s school hall in Bidor.
Song also urged the Chinese community to stand their ground in upholding moderation and stability when it came to national development affairs.
“This is why I’m calling on everyone here to make greater contributions in politics and education, so that our future generation will continue to prosper in Malaysia,” he said
Tanjung Malim MP Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, who witnessed the handing over of funds to their recipients, was present as guest-of-honour.
He said the Chinese community had always been praised for upholding moral values stemmed from their cultural roots.
“Benevolence and morality are two important words in the community, so it is necessary to practise them and instil them among the younger generation.
“I hope that our community can continue to grow and improve ourselves for a better future,” Ong added.