Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Rotary Clubs should keep up their good work in assisting the Government to aid the needy in times of difficulties, said Mentakab assemblyman Chuah Boon Seong.
Citing the major floods that hit the town last year, Chuah said that various NGOs had come forward to help the victims.
“This is very commendable and can help lessen the Government’s burden.
“I hope they will continue to aid the needy and less fortunate by extending aid in cash and kind,” he said in his speech during the installation of the Temerloh Rotary Club’s 33rd president and board of directors at a simple ceremony in Sakura Hotel here recently.
Chuah represented Temerloh MP Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah who could not make it due to other commitments.
P. Ravichander took over the helm from past president Richard Tow Chan Choy.
Also present was Kuala Semantan PAS assemblyman Syed Hamid Syed Mohamed.
Chuah said the efforts of NGOs in visiting affected villagers during their difficult times was in line with the caring society concept emphasised by the Government.
During the event, the club also announced the setting up of an annual educational excellence award for the district.
Students who excel in UPSR, PMR and SPM would be given awards to spur them to do better in their studies.
The club was chartered in 1976 and has been running an appeal fund for the elephant sanctuary in Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, since 2001.