CNY couplets on sale for Utar fund


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Jan 2003

Beliawanis Wanita MCA chief Chook Kim Moy (left), Wanita MCA Cheras division chief Chang Yok Ying and Tan Sri Michael Chen with the couplets.

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita MCA is selling couplets to raise funds for Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. (Utar). 

Organising committee chairman and Beliawanis Wanita MCA chief Chook Kim Moy said adorning doors and walls of Chinese homes with couplets was an age-old tradition to mark Chinese New Year. 

These normally contain phrases signifying a new beginning, harmony and prosperity. 

The movement has started the campaign not only to continue with the tradition but also to invite the public to make donations to the Utar fund. 

“This year, let us add value to tradition by contributing to charity and the education needs of future generations,” she told some 100 shoppers at Leisure Mall, where the campaign was launched by its Cheras division on Friday. 

Three sets, written in Chinese calligraphy on red coloured papers, are being sold at RM10 each. 

Senator Tan Sri Michael Chen kicked off the campaign by being the first buyer of the couplets. He also bought a pot of “Buddha’s Hands” plant at RM238. 

The shoppers showed keen interest to buy the couplets, which were produced by well-known masters from Malaysia and Taiwan. Some bought several sets as festive gifts for relatives and friends, apart from their personal use.  

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