Chung Hua Kota Kemuning assembly hall.
The event had a strong international feel about it as WWRC business partners from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam chipped in generously at the auction, after which close to RM1mil was raised and handed out to needy causes.
Indeed, representatives from various beneficiaries were invited on stage to receive mock cheques and included Tzu Chi International School KL RM300,000, SJK (C) Chung Hua Kota Kemuning RM250,000, Liberty to Learn Berhad KL RM50,000, House of Love PJ RM50,000, Hope Worldwide Malaysia RM50,000 and SJK (C) Chung Huah Kampar RM30,000.
Also in attendance was stand-up comedian Harith Iskander, as well as the Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok and Ministry of Finance political secretary Tony Pua.
WWRC Malaysia chief executive officer Teoh Weng Chai in his address to the golfers and guests, thanked their “business partners, suppliers, customers, friends and staff of WWRC” for helping making the event “a tremendous” success.
“WWRC has raised approximately RM1mil from the charity golf and dinner. It was a successful event that was also celebrated in the spirit of Merdeka Day,” he added.
For his part, Pua shared his views on the Malaysian economy and urged local businessmen to seize the opportunities to work with Chinese investors.
Kok also thanked those who supported the charity despite “the challenging economic situation”.