Firm raises RM200,000 for NGOs the healthy way


Puah (centre, red T-shirt) with Lau (green T-shirt) flagging off the Linbaq Chase the Light Relay in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Property developer Linbaq Holding Sdn Bhd successfully raised RM200,000 for 10 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) here through a charity run.

More than 1,700 took part in the Linbaq Chase the Light Relay jointly organised by Linbaq and Egen Event Sdn Bhd at Linbaq Sales Gallery along Jalan Harimau in Taman Abad here.

Linbaq chairman Tan Sri Lau Yin Pin said the company’s support for this event was consistent with its corporate culture of developing sustainable communities.

“The event aimed to foster stronger community ties and enhance appreciation for the environment while staying healthy,” he said.

Lau said registration fees for the race would be donated to the 10 organisations.

The 10 are Disabled Welfare Association Xi Le Er, Insan Mewah Johor Baru Welfare Organisation, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, Sin Chew Foundation, Let’s Art at Sawit, Pontian Rotary Haemodialysis Centre, Renewing Johor Welfare Foundation as well as SJK (C) Yu Ming 1, Foon Yew High School and Southern University College.

Meanwhile, Johor international trade, investment and utilities committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse, who launched the event, applauded the initiatives taken by Linbaq to promote healthy living.

“This is a good event as it encourages the public to keep fit and do their part for charity at the same time.

“This will help create a caring society, which the government encourages,” said the Bukit Batu assemblyman who also took part in the run. – By MOHD FARHAAN SHAH

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