thestaronline.tv : RM170,000 for Typhoon Morakot relief fund
KUALA LUMPUR: The crisis relief squad of MCA (CRSM) has donated RM170,000 to victims of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan via the Taipei Economic and Culture office in Malaysia.
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat led a few party leaders in handing over a cheque to Taipei Economic and Culture office representative Victor C.Y. Tseng at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Generous gift: (From left) Treasurer-general Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng, Chew, Tseng, Ong, secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng and MCA vice president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai holding up the mock cheque from CRSM to the victims of typhoon Morakot in Taiwan at Wisma MCA yesterday.
Also present were CRSM chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and party vice president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
At the event, Ong also launched the fund-raising for victims of natural disasters in the Pacific Rim.
Chew said the donation was raised by CRSM volunteers, Wanita MCA members and MCA Headquarters Staff Sports Club at various functions and activities.
Tseng expressed his government’s gratitude to MCA.
“That shows the power of generous people with big hearts. When everyone puts in their effort to donate, it becomes a large sum.”
Typhoon Morakot killed nearly 400 people in Taiwan on Aug 8.
He also thanked the Malaysian public for their concern and support.
Ong said the CRSM’s effort made others feel proud of them, as the squad had achieved so much in a few years.
He also witnessed the handover of the keys to a mobile clinic from Chew to Tan Cher Puk, head of CRSM from Johor.
Those wishing to help can deposit cash donations into the Crisis Relief Squad of MCA’s Alliance Bank account number 1418-500-100-16611.
Those sending cheques, write CRSM HQ, Natural Disasters in the Pacific Rim relief fund on the back of cheques as well as name and address for issuance of receipts.
Cheques can be sent to CRSM HQ Secretariat, 10th Floor, Wisma MCA, 163, Jalan Ampang, 50450 KL.