Donations pour in from all around the world to help Kamala

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

Chan (left) with Kamala and Yap at her rented home.

KUANTAN: Malaysians have once again lived up to the Malaysia Boleh spirit.

They showed their caring side by chipping in to help M. Kamala, the woman who has been taking care of her ailing friend.

Semambu assemblyman Lee Chean Chung’s special officer Chan Chun Kuang said the public donated up to RM11,730 to help Kamala.“There were also some who came to visit and made contributions on their own to Kamala. An individual from Johor paid for three months of Kamala’s overdue rent and for the following months until January.

“Another brought Kamala to have spectacles made for her while someone also came to install a water heater, ” said Chan yesterday.

Donations, he said, came in from people in Brazil, Australia, the United States, and Singapore as well.

Chan said the donations collected by the assemblyman’s office would be released to Kamala on a monthly basis.

“We would like to thank the public for their generosity. It is clear there are many kind-hearted people out there who have been touched by Kamala’s kindness, ” he said.

Kamala, 71, has been sheltering elderly Yap Su Vun, 87, at her rented house in Jalan Kubang Buaya here for the past five months.

The two were neighbours for some 20 years before their homes were demolished about eight years ago.

Kamala said she could not abandon Yap as he had helped her a lot in the past.

News reports about their story touched the nation’s heart, including the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who also made a personal donation.

Kamala said: “I feel so relieved and thankful. I can now take care of Yap without any more worries, ” she said.

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