Festive aid for 87 needy folk in Seputeh constituency

Kok (standing fourth from left) flanked by Mohd Asmizi (on her right) and Ng with some of the aid recipients during the event at Sri Petaling Community Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

THERE were happy faces as 87 underprivileged individuals in the Seputeh parliamentary constituency received ang pow and goodie bags at the Sri Petaling Community Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

The contributions were courtesy of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in collaboration with the Seputeh MP’s office.

The individuals received RM110 ang pow each as well as snacks during the event, which also included lunch.

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok said the aid was to help those in need during the festive season.

“I am glad to be able to contribute my part as well as collaborate with DBKL for this event so that Chinese New Year will be more meaningful for them,” she said.

The recipients were senior citizens and the disabled from Ti-Ratana Welfare Society Malaysia, Malaysian Spring Single Mothers’ Society, Dual Blessing Bhd, Rumah Charis old folks and children’s homes, Kim Loo Ting Old Folks Home, Persatuan Kebajikan Alfa Kuala Lumpur (Alpha) and Canaan Home.

Canaan Home administrator Emily Sim Foo Lan said the home was facing financial difficulties because there were fewer people who made donations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Another reason, she said, was the rising cost of living.

“I brought 12 residents from the home for today’s event, and we are grateful that DBKL and the Seputeh MP’s office invited us here,” she said.

Recipients and other guests also took part in a traditional yee sang tossing session.

In addition, they were entertained by a 24-drum performance by SJK (C) La Salle pupils and a lion dance by Kim Ying Association of Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe.

DBKL Seputeh branch manager Mohd Asmizi Mohd Yusoff and Malaysian Spring Single Mothers’ Society vice-president Ng Yoot Kuen were also present. — By AMIRAH CHE RAMLAN

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