Show of support for frontliners


Chong (second from right) receiving a certificate of appreciation from Dr Lee (in white) while (from left) Rela Club KL committee member Serena How, Chai, Sheila and Rela Club KL committee member Dr Santha Kumari look on.

MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong and the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA have started a fundraising campaign to support frontliners battling the pandemic.

Chong said the “Covid-19 Fundraising For Frontliners” campaign was initiated because he had received calls from many Good Samaritans who wanted to help

those on the front lines after seeing photos in The Star newspaper, of frontliners overworked and sleeping on the floor. “Donations in cash and in kind, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), will be given to hospitals, ” he said.

“Recently, many were infected by the coronavirus and the mortality rate has gone up.

“I urge the public to take precautions and follow the standard operating procedure imposed by our government as this is vital to break the chain of infection.

“We also urge our government to speed up the progress for the vaccination, ” he added.

Chong advised the government to ensure every citizen was vaccinated to reduce the risk of infection, and this could be achieved by roping in the private sector.

For details on the campaign, the public can call 03-2203 3920 (GoCare line) or 03-2716 5952 (MCA Public Services and Complaints Department).

Earlier, Chong, who is also People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Honorary Club of Kuala Lumpur advisor, had donated PPE, face masks, hand sanitiser as well as food to the Petaling District Health Office.

Also present were Rela Honorary Club of Kuala Lumpur chairman deputy commissioner (Hon) Datuk Seri Chai Kee Kan, public health physician Dr Lee Soo Cheng and senior medical officer Dr Sheila Christabel.

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