Spreading the Goodwill

Dato' Veerasingam

Seventeen non-governmental organisations representing charities and welfare homes in Perak received cash donations worth RM200 each during a ceremony at YMCA, Ipoh recently. Dato’ S. Veerasingham, advisor to the Perak Menteri Besar, gave away cheques to representatives of the NGOs on behalf of Persatuan Wira Kinta (Kinta Heroes’ Society).

“The poor, the handicapped and the underprivileged need to be cared for too,” said Dato’ R. Thambipillay, President of Persatuan Wira Kinta to Ipoh Echo.

Thambipillay took the opportunity to thank the state government for its RM10,000 contribution to the Ipoh Cenotaph Remembrance Committee. The money will be used to organise this annual memorial service scheduled for in June. The service is dedicated to those who died while defending the country during the two world wars, the Malayan Emergency and Confrontation.