Bukit Mertajam- A total of 500 residents from the Bukit Mertajam parliamentary constituency received donations in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration this year.
The donation was presented by Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim Chee Keong in the Chinese New Year Charity Program here yesterday. Chee Keong said the program was aimed at fostering solidarity as well as alleviating the burden of the needy.
"This is our fourth year of this program which aims to reflect the spirit of multiracial Malaysians living in harmony. "Even in the atmosphere of the Chinese community to celebrate the celebration in full glory, we also do not forget the people who need help regardless of race, gender and age," he said.
Also present at the Padang Lalang State Legislative Assembly (ADUN) who is also the Women, Family, Gender and Religious Development Exco, Chong Eng, Berapit Assemblyman, Heng Lee Lee, Council Member for the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) Organizer, Bernard Cheen Goon Hooi, sponsors and local communities.
Commenting further, Chee Keong explained that the assistance provided was in the form of food items as well as a RM50 voucher that can be converted at any selected supermarket.
"The aid we give is in two forms namely food items such as rice, noodles, canned foods and so on amounting to about RM50 while second aid in the form of vouchers worth RM50 to buy other needs that are required by the recipient. "The recipients who are chosen are those in need of which they have been registered under the programs of the State Government or the Federal Government," he added.
In addition to donations, the event was also accompanied by singing performances from the students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Damai and the performance of a lion dance that was very fascinating.
Together as a Community!!!