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  • Sunday, 02 Jan 2005

Contribute via Giant

SHAH ALAM: Giant customers can drop items for donation to the tsunami victims at its retail outlets. 

Dairy Farm Giant Retail Sdn Bhd marketing director Loi Liang Tok said customers could drop the items at the customer service counter at Giant and Cold Storage supermarkets while at Guardian, they could do so at the entrance. 

She said that donated items would be handed over to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS). – Bernama  

Search for five still on

PENANG: The search for the missing five tsunami victims in the Pulau Betong area is still on. 

Acting state police chief Senior Asst Comm II Mohd Ali Mohd Yusuf said boats belonging to the marine police, fire and rescue department and navy were scouring the coastline of Pantai Pasir Pajang, Sungai Batu, Sungai Burung and Kuala Sungai Pinang. 

“Fifty-two bodies have already been found over the past five days,” he said when contacted. 

Noble work by volunteers

KUALA LUMPUR: Volunteers from 36 Hindu non-governmental organisations spent their New Year's Eve packing foodstuff, bottled mineral water and clothes into boxes bound for Sri Lanka, India and Aceh.150 

Since the Tsunami disaster broke out last week, the Malaysian Hindusangam Organisation and other NGOs has formed a relief taskforce.  

Yeo’s making a difference

SHAH ALAM: Yeo’s Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad has dispatched canned food and drinks worth RM150,000 to the TUDM base in Subang to be airlifted to Aceh. 

Its country manager Tan Lai Hock said the consignment also included instant noodles, soya milk, baked beans, anchovies, green peas, sardines, tuna and Tongkat Ali energy drink. 

Appeal for water

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Umno Youth has appealed to the people to contribute bottled water that would be sent to tsunami victims in Banda Acheh. 

Its chief Shukor Idrus said it was important to have clean water to avert water borne diseases. Those interested to contribute can send the water to Shah Alam Umno's building.  

 

The Star Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund 

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