Red Crescent volunteer honoured

HAVING served the Red Crescent Society (RCS) for 16 years, the Penang assistant director of training Ong Seng Suang has put in much time and effort for the cause.

He has lead several fundraising projects such as heritage walks and charity food fairs.

It is no wonder that he has been presented with an excellence service medal at the Malaysian Red Crescent Society award ceremony held at the Penang RCS headquarters.

“I am thankful and honoured to receive this award. I was just performing my duties in serving the public,” Ong said.

A total of 88 members received various awards and certificates during the recent ceremony.

Penang branch RCS chairman Datuk B. J. Yeang said that these awards should inspire all of her comrades to serve the community better in the future.

“As RCS members, we have to carry out the legacy of the society as disciplined and trained members,” said Yeang.

Other awards presented in-cluded the meritorious service medal to Dr Tan Sock Hooi and the distinguished service medal to Yew Poh Siew.

An award for the school with the most funds collected for the Heritage Walk 2010 went to SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth.

SMK St Xavier’s Institution was honoured for raising the most money for Flag Day 2011.

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