Share good fortune with the needy


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Aug 2003

GENTING HIGHLANDS: The happiest moments in life come from helping others. With this, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting appealed to those whom life had treated well – with happy families, successful careers, good health and enough money to spend – to share some of the joy with the deserving. 

“Consider spending some extra time and effort to do some community work. Show care to others,” said Ong. 

“When you help the downtrodden overcome the difficulties in their lives, these are the times you enjoy most in your life.”  

Ong was speaking at the National Association of Malaysian Life Insurance and Financial Advisors (Namlifa) 25th anniversary dinner on Wednesday. 

The MCA president was inviting people to help in MCA’s programmes for the community. 

“MCA is always looking for people to help us with our community projects,” he said. 

He added that there were many households and individuals needing assistance, including poor students needing free tuition or rural folk in need of healthcare services.  

Others, such as inmates of old folk's homes, yearned not for monetary comfort but for companionship to while away the loneliness. 

Also present at the dinner were Bank Negara deputy governor Datuk Ooi Sang Kuang, Namlifa president Phang Siang Yang, and top agents of the industry. 

Ong congratulated the agents for running successful businesses and urged them to show their care to the underprivileged. 

Earlier, Ong said it was imperative for individuals and entrepreneurs to have a progressive mindset in order to survive the rapidly changing world of globalisation.  

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