Firm gives Buddhist NGO RM250,000 for welfare, flood relief work


(From second left) Khoo, Phee, Chow and Chu during the mock cheque presentation at Komtar. — Buletin Mutiara

A BUDDHIST organisation received a shot in the arm with a RM250,000 donation from a vision-inspection equipment maker.

ViTrox chief executive officer and president Chu Jenn Weng presented the mock cheque to Buddhist Tzu Chi Merits Society Malaysia (Penang) commissioner Datuk Khoo Boo Leong in the presence of Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow at Komtar, reported Buletin Mutiara.

Also present were state welfare and environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh and ViTrox people culture director Su Pek Fuen.

Chu said the contribution was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“We hope Penang Tzu Chi will continue their charity and welfare programmes.

“We are always committed to extending a helping hand to Penang Tzu Chi and other NGOs (non-governmental organisations),” he said.

Khoo thanked ViTrox and said the money would be used to help the needy in Penang.

“We will also use part of it for our flood relief mission to help victims in Baling, Kedah,” he said.

Chow thanked ViTrox for the donation and commended Penang Tzu Chi for its work.

“I would also like to thank Penang Tzu Chi for always working closely with the state government, especially during the lockdowns caused by Covid-19.

“The organisation is always ready to offer assistance to the needy, frontliners and at hospitals and prisons.

“I hope that today’s donation will inspire other companies to come forward to help more NGOs in Penang,” said Chow.

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