Caring groups do their bit to help flood victims


  • At the Penang State Assembly

THE Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association handed RM125,000 towards flood relief efforts in Penang.

The donation was made to the Penang Storm and Flood Relief Fund by its president Ho Su Mong who handed a mock cheque to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the state assembly on Tuesday.

Ho said the funds were collected from its 20,000 and 5,000 members in Malaysia and Singapore respectively.

“On Monday, we had a meeting and decided to get the ball rolling by getting our members to donate money.

“We hope that this small token will encourage others to donate as well,” he said.

He added that 50 establishments owned by its Penang members also suffered losses due to the flood.

Typhoon-like winds and incessant heavy rain lashed 80% of Penang recently, causing floods, landslides and seven deaths.

Meanwhile, help also poured in for some 70 families in Jalan Zoo, Ayer Itam which were affected by the recent floods.

The Penang Muslim League donated fruit drinks, sarongs, dry rations and hot meals which were given away by its committee members and volunteers from 16 affiliated organisations.

Penang Muslim League president Datuk Najmudeen Kader said they also presented RM3,500 to the residents.

“There are over 300 people here who need help.

“The people have joined forces with us to provide lunch and dinner.

“So far, we raised RM50,000 and have also received goods worth at least RM30,000 from various sponsors.

“Over the past few days, we have been distributing the money in various areas,” he said on Tuesday.

Najmudeen said it was nice to see Malaysians unite to help those in need.

“The crisis has brought out something good,” he said.

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