Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Funeral aid for the poor

The Star News Tuesday May 5, 2009

THE Love and Care project by NV Multi Corporation Bhd will donate RM2mil worth of funeral services and products to benefit the poor.

“Hopefully with this plan, the poor can rest in peace in a dignified manner and their surviving family members and friends can have the opportunity to pay their respects to them here,” NV Multi Corporation Bhd group managing director Datuk David Kong said.

Some RM1mil worth of caskets will be donated for those in the Klang Valley and the remaining RM1mil comprises payments for funeral services, with a total of 3,000 urn niches available.

The plan is only applicable to citizens and non-Muslims in Malaysia with a total family income of not more than RM1,200 per month.

Good start: (From left) Chew, Kong and NV Multi Foundation chairman Tan Kean Huat lighting candles to launch the project.

All applications submitted have to be recommended by panel organisations, which include the Persatuan Kebajikan Agama Buddha Selangor, the Persatuan Penganut Agama Buddha Fo Guang Malaysia, the Persekutuan Persatuan I-Kuan Tao Malaysia, the E-able Training Institute, Grace Communities Services, the Persatuan Agama Buddha Tantrayan Chen Foh Chong Malaysia and Yayasan CRSM.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who was present to launch the project, lauded the effort.

“In Chinese culture, both birth and death are important and this campaign can help the surviving friends and family,” she said.

For more information, call 1800-88-1818.

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