RM43,400 raised for UTAR Hospital project

Aiding the ailing: (From left) Ang, Dr Wee, Tan and Chan during the fundraising campaign.

JOHOR BARU: Pasir Gudang MCA has collected RM43,400 through a charity sale, with the proceeds to be donated to the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Hospital project.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the fundraising campaign was organised by Pasir Gudang MCA division chief Tan Tuan Peng and Johor Jaya MCA coordinator Chan San San.

The Ayer Hitam MP also said A&O Food Industries (M) Sdn Bhd owner Ang Li Joe donated 334kg of tiger prawns as part of the charity drive.“A packet of tiger prawns is worth RM100, and she also donated RM10,000 to UTAR Hospital,” he said.

Dr Wee said he was touched to see the support and positive response from the public to the hospital’s development project.

UTAR Hospital aims to offer high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare services in Western and alternative medicine, comprising Chinese, ayurvedic and traditional Malay medicine.

MCA intends to aid the hospital in offering students more educational opportunities and better patient facilities.

This is Pasir Gudang MCA’s second charity sale. Last Sunday, it held a durian charity sale.

“We managed to collect RM34,000 for the durian charity sale, and we hope we can organise more similar fundraising events in the future,” Tan said, adding that the campaign would end on Sept 30.

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