Entrepreneur gives back to society


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Festive cheer: Goh (right) handing out a hamper and a box of mandarin oranges to lottery ticket seller Poh Loo Beng, 64.

MELAKA: An award-winning entrepreneur wore a different hat, assuming the role of “God of Prosperity”, to dish out goodies to several needy families here ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Many of the recipients appreciated Goh Ming Kang’s selfless deeds as the festive season is less than a week away.

Among others, Goh gave out 30 gift packs containing one-year subscription of dim sum to senior citizens and rickshaw riders, brought several less fortunate children through the help of a non-governmental organisation for a shopping spree and handed out red packets, hampers and mandarin oranges to several poor people.

Dim sum is a subscription-based video streaming service in Malaysia, serving the best Asian content including dramas, variety shows, animations, kid’s programmes, movies, documentaries and news.

Named one of the outstanding achievement winners in last year’s The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) Male Entrepreneur of the Year category, Goh said he wanted to show his appreciation to the people of Melaka and the state government for assisting him in his business ventures.

“A close friend in Melaka shared a viral message, asking the people not to visit the historical town due to the unexciting and dull Lunar New Year celebrations here.

“I was taken aback and decided to do something to liven up the festive mood here, ” he said.

“I owe the people of Melaka for helping me during my time of need, so I feel it is my duty to repay their generosity, warmth and kindness.

“I was given a friendly reception by the state government and the people when I ventured here for business opportunities. It is not right to drive away tourists from visiting Melaka with such a negative message, ” he said.

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