CNY cheer for senior citizens and pupils


Lam (third from right) giving ang pow to the pupils at the Chinese New Year gathering. With him are (from left) Abdul Aziz, Lee and Abdul Rahman.

LIPIS: People from all walks of life came in droves to attend the Chinese New Year open house of a local community leader, in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

As a local boy from Jerkoh, Tan Sri Lam Kam Sang has been playing host every year without fail for more than 22 years.

To share in the joyous and auspicious occasion, the less fortunate were not forgotten.

His special guests included 80 senior citizens and 35 pupils from SJK (C) Jerkoh, SK Ulu Atok and SJK (T) Ladang Benta, who did well in their exams.

Each pupil received an ang pow as an incentive to motivate them to excel further in their studies.

The elderly from all races also received ang pow and a festive hamper each, courtesy of Cheka assemblyman Lee Ah Wong.

Joining the crowd were Lipis MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohammad, Batu Talam assemblyman Datuk Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker and other community leaders.

Lam, who is also Pahang Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry president, urged the private sector and those with the means to give back to society.

“As for me, I will continue with this open house tradition for as long as I can.

“The festive season is a time for sharing and caring.

“Despite the challenging times, all parties should play a part to provide aid to those in need, ” he said at the event held at SJK (C) Jerkoh near here.

The Raub MCA division chief said everyone could contribute to nation-building in small ways.

“Festivals are a good time to bring Malaysians closer together and strengthen ties.

“Our diversity is our strength and we must preserve this, ” he added.

At the event, the guests were treated to lunch comprising several festive dishes and mandarin oranges.

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