Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Help disadvantaged, poor and elderly: Maximus

Kota Marudu: Private sectors and the community are called to play their part by providing donation or in kind to the disadvantaged, poor and elderly in their respective areas.

Saying such responsibility does not lie on the Government alone, Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Ongkili said individuals may also play their part to help lighten the less fortunate people's burden.

"The private sector and community must do their part, both in terms of funding and in kind, to centres, such as the community-based rehabilitation centres. Such centres is a good example of successful government-private sector-community engagement," he said.

Giving example of the Kota Marudu Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre, he said despite being poorly funded, the fund shortage has not hindered them to successful delivery services to their 63 trainees.

Speaking when visiting the centre Sunday, in praising the Centre's performance, Ongkili also presented RM10,000 donation from the Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Office, which will come in kind such as teaching tools and stationeries, plus two laptops and a sound system.

"This donation is part of our community service in conjunction with the Tandek Division 31st Annual General Meeting tomorrow (April 11)," said Ongkili, who is also the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.

At the event, Ongkili also presented hampers and ang pows (red packets) to the 63 people with disabilities, aged between three to 27, who are trained at the centre.


Source - Daily Express