KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) founder Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood has received the "Anugerah Tokoh Peneraju Kemanusiaan" award for her contributions and pivotal role in the organisation for the last two decades.
The award by Mercy Malaysia was presented by Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah, who is also the Mercy Malaysia royal patron, at the organisation's Humanitarian Appreciation and Fundraising Dinner 2019 here Saturday (Sept 28).
Also present was Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim.
Dr Jemilah, who was unable to attend the ceremony, was represented by her husband Datuk Dr Ashar Abdullah.
Khazanah Nasional Bhd former chief executive officer Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar was given the "Anugerah Tokoh Khas Kemanusiaan" award.
Earlier, Mercy Malaysia president Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus, in his speech, said the ceremony was held not just to celebrate their 20th anniversary but was also an effort to bring together their royal patron, board of trustees, executive council members, volunteers, donors as well as their past and present staff.
"Mercy Malaysia is now poised to take humanitarian work to new heights. However, that will only happen when we have the younger generation accepting the baton and continuing with our cause to light the lives of others," he said.
The dinner was attended by 400 guests who also took the opportunity to purchase a variety of products to support the organisation's fundraising efforts.
The event raised RM200,000, which will be used to support humanitarian work within Malaysia. - Bernama
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