In conjunction with World Red Crescent Day, the Malaysian Red Crescent, Perak Branch held its Flag Day to commemorate the event and to collect funds for the society.
The Perak chapter initiated the programme by giving out awards to its high achievers. The ceremony was attended by members from various districts in Perak.
“Since 2013, membership in the society is on the increase. Today, we have a total of 26,000 members. I am happy to note that many Malaysians are passionate in helping those in need. We must remember that our first responsibility is to help people, regardless of race, social standing or belief,” said Perak’s Red Crescent Society President, Dato’ Haji Mohammad Rafiai bin Haji Moktar in his opening speech. He thanked members of the Red Crescent Society for their dedication in carrying out their responsibilities.
Although donation activities are ongoing, the Ipoh branch has collected an impressive RM30,000 so far. The society hopes more funds will be obtained than last year when only RM46,417 was collected from the state’s 15 branches.
The society currently operates an ambulance which is located in Ipoh. Dato’ Hj Mohammad Rafiai implores Perakeans to be more supportive, as it needs their backing to be viable.
Red Crescent is a humanitarian-aid organisation with 189 branches worldwide.