Charity tournament collects RM360,000

Sim (centre) flanked by Lim (left) and Federal Territories DAP state organising secretary Yew Jia Haur with representatives of the six Chinese schools in Kepong. (Below) Lim (second from right) paired with Goh in an opening gambit. They wentagainst Yew (left) and Chan. — Photos: FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

A TOTAL of RM360,000 was raised at the inaugural DAP Kuala Lumpur Badminton Charity Open 2018 held at Starplus Badminton Court in Kuala Lumpur.

The event saw the participation of 109 teams.

Federal Territories DAP secretary Lim Lip Eng, who is also Kepong MP, said the sum collected would be distributed among six Chinese schools in his constituency.

They are SJK(C) Kepong 1, SJK(C) Jinjang Tengah 1, SJK(C) Jinjang Tengah, SJK(C) Jinjang Utara, SJK(C) Jinjang Selatan and SJK(C) Kheow Bin.

He said it was up to each school to make good use of the RM60,000 donation.

Lim (second from right) paired with Goh in an opening gimmick. They wentagainst Yew (far left) and Chan.
Lim (second from right) paired with Goh in an opening gimmick. They wentagainst Yew (far left) and Chan.

Lim was grateful to all the sponsors, donors and participating teams for making the event a success.

“From the RM180 participating fee, RM60 was channelled to the fund. Many businessmen came forward to sponsor and donate to the cause,” he said.

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong, who attended the event, said it was in line with the Government’s objective of building a healthy, harmonious and clean nation.

“Sports keeps us healthy. We don’t care about age, race or religion during sporting activities.

“We want to achieve this in the new Malaysia.

“I am glad DAP pulled off such an event and hope more associations or parties can organise similar ones,” he said.

Also present were Olympic silver medallists mixed doubles pair, Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon, as well as former badminton players Foo Kok Keong and Cheah Soon Kit, who gave moral support to the participants.

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