Public Hand sanitiser for Thai flood victims
Webmaster on 06-Dec-2011 22:32
ST John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) Penang will distribute RM400,000 worth of hand sanitiser to the flood victims in Thailand.
The New Century Lions Club of Penang Island handed over the 40,000 bottles of hand sanitiser, sponsored by Peoplesoft Ventures Sdn Bhd, to SJAM Penang.
Club president Loo Tee Peng said the hand sanitiser or hand antiseptic was a supplement or an alternative to washing hands with soap and water.
“We hope that the hand sanitisers donated to the victims can somewhat ease the health concerns in Thailand,” he said during the handover ceremony of the contribution to SJAM Penang on Thursday.
Loo also urged the public to plant more trees to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“To prevent or minimise the impact of floods in the future, we must have proper development and ensure that proper drainage is in place, but we reckon that planting more trees is essential in helping the environment.
“A campaign called ‘Planting a Million Trees’ is one of the initia-tions by the Lions Club International president for the year 2011/2012,” he said.
He added that according to statistics provided by Lions Club International, Lions members had planted 5.9 million trees across the world as of Nov 30 this year.
- TheStar, December 3, 2011
Public Lending a helping hand
Webmaster on 28-Nov-2011 13:10
ST John Ambulance of Malaysia, Penang, has sent 10 containers of foodstuff to the flood victims in Thailand to help ease their difficulties.
Its state Commander Datuk Dr Yee Thiam Sun said the organisation had already sent 21,400 cartons of bottled drinking water, 11,000kg of biscuits, 1,000 cartons of noodles, 200kg of cereals, 1,500kg of rice and 1,000kg of sugar worth a total of RM250,000.
“We normally hand over consignments to the Thai army senior officers in Haadyai, who will deliver them to the affected areas in Bangkok. It is a government-to-government arrangement, so there will not be any problem in sending over the aid,” he said.
Dr Yee said this after receiving another two 40-footer containers of beehoon, canned food, biscuits and noodles collected by Datuk Alvin Lim Theng Hooi at the B&W Foods factory in Seberang Jaya.
Lim said it just took a week to raise RM100,000 and buy the items.
Also present were more than 20 businessmen from Penang who donated the foodstuff and Royal Thai Consul-General Voradet Viravakin.
Voradet thanked St John Ambulance for its efforts and Malaysians for their donations.
The situation in Thailand was improving but there was a high risk of the spread of contagious diseases, and more medicines needed to be sent to the affected areas, he said during the event on Thursday.
Dr Yee also thanked the businessmen who provided transport to send the consignments to Thailand, as freight forwarders charge about RM1,800 per trip to Haadyai.
- News from TheStar, November 26, 2011
Public SJAM Penang to get ambulance
Webmaster on 28-Nov-2011 13:09
A CONSULTING firm, Corporatenet Sdn Bhd, has collaborated with a non-governmental organisation called Koleksi Vipasana to raise RM263,000 for the purchase of a Class A ambulance.
The vehicle will be handed over to the St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) Penang.
Koleksi organising chairman Riko P’ng said it took 13 months to raise the funds for the ambulance from corporate clients, customers, associates and other well-wishers.
“The handover of the ambulance to SJAM will be on Dec 4,” she said during the cheque presentation at Traders Hotel on Thursday.
She added that Corporatenet and Koleksi Vipasana had raised more than RM70,000 in the last three weeks to be channelled to buy drinking water for the flood victims in Thailand under their ‘Clean Water Charity’ project, which is part of the SJAM’s initiative.
“The Penang Water Supply Corporation Sdn Bhd under the state government had participated in the project by giving a 50 percent discount for the water supply,” she said.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng hopes that more organisations will come forward with more ambulances to help SJAM to carry out their duty in helping the community in the state.
Later, Penang SJAM commander Datuk Dr Yee Thiam Sun launched a new logo for Corporatenet as part of its corporate rebranding exercise.
Those who wish to contribute to the ‘Clean Water’ project can issue a cheque, made payable to ‘SJAMPP Humanitarian Mission for Thailand’.
All payments are tax exempted as stipulated under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.
- News from TheStar, November 19, 2011
Public Congratulations CIC Dr Low!
Webmaster on 20-Sep-2011 19:22
THREE senior citizens proved that age was not a barrier when it comes to contributing their time and energy to society.
The Autorr (Aged United to Organise Rest and Recreation) Foundation recently honoured Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Datuk Dr Low Bin Tick and Datuk Dr Lam Peng Chong for their charitable efforts.
“Our senior citizens pushed the boundaries of their lives to make society a better place,” said foundation chairman Lin Chua during the Senior Citizens Golden Years Award dinner held at the Royal Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur recently.
Lin said that service to community was the greatest gift in life and she appealed to all to participate in charitable actitivities.
Lee, 65, was the “youngest” recipient of the night and heads the SP Setia Foundation that has helped underprivileged children in their educational needs.
He is also the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman and vice-chairman of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation, among others.
“By accepting the award tonight, it has dawned on me that my ‘youthfulness’ has gone away,” said Lee in his speech, to the amusement of the audience.
He stressed the importance of a strong spirit of volunteerism in the country, adding that one could never be too old to volunteer their time.
Dr Low is currently the St John’s Ambulance Malaysia commander-in-chief and played an important role in highlighting the community’s great need for emergency ambulance services while Dr Lam is the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and Federal Territory president who has made a name for himself through his unwavering efforts for spastic children.
Guests at the dinner were treated to an eight-course Chinese dinner and entertained by a special performance from Emily Thomson, who captured the audience with her strong vocals.
Thomson was the representative from Australian-based global mining, oil and gas company BHP Billiton, who presented RM6,000 to Lin Chua.
Company employees had raised RM3,000 for the Autorr Foundation and the remaining RM3,000 matched by its headquarters in Melbourne.
TheStar, September 16, 2011
Public Salam Aidilfitri and Happy National Day!
Webmaster on 29-Aug-2011 14:09
SJAM Penang would like to wish all of you, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin and Happy National Day! 1Malaysia : Transformasi Berjaya, Rakyat Sejahtera
To all the crews and unsung heros who on duty during Ops Raya, we salute and thank you for your contribution!
To all, drive safely and happy holiday!