Malaysia contributes goods worth more than RM800,000 to flood victims

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Zubair Qureshi

Malaysian non-government and charity organizations (NGOs) with the support of the government have collected RM (Ringgit) 800,000 worth of goods to help the flood victims in Pakistan.

According to a statement by the High Commission of Malaysia Fo

Guang Shan of Malaysia, Buddha’s Light International Association and Yayasan Sin Chew with the close cooperation with Wisma Putra (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia), Pakistan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad organized the donation drive.

Arounf 15 tonnes cargo which was grouped into 1,144 boxes arrived on a Pakistan International Airlines flight Thursday from Kuala Lumpur at 4:30 pm.

Acting High Commissioner of Malaysia, Mr Deddy Faisal bin Ahmad Salleh and Immigration Attaché Madam Norwati binti Majudi received the Malaysian cargo flight. The cargo was handed over to representative of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Deputy Director Mr. Ahsan Siddique.

Earlier in Kuala Lumpur, a ceremony entitled “Sending Love & Warmth to Pakistan” was officiated by Malaysian Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong.

He remarked that the shipment today is a selfless and generous donation gathered among people from all walks of life.

It should remind us that as members of a global society, we must be ready to lend a hand to ease the pain and suffering of those that need help across borders.

 

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