Tuesday, May 27, 2008

!@#$%^ FUCKING UNBELIEVEABLE GENEROUS!@#$%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians from all walks of life have joined hands to come to the aid of the victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

Steven Yeam Networks (SYN) yesterday donated RM180,000 to The Star's Sichuan Quake Fund.The money was raised by the company's shareholders and Steven Yeam, who founded the company.

“This is to start the ball rolling,” said Yeam. Besides the company, he said 2,000 members of SYN also chipped in.

Another RM180,000 was donated to the Sin Chew Daily Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund.

Big hearts, a big donation: The Star’s Sichuan Quake Fund received an early boost, with Steven Yeam Network donating RM180,000 on Sunday. SYN’s founder Steven Yeam (fourth from left) handed the cheques over to The Star’s managing editor David Yeoh (second from right). With them are (from left) Solution Risk Consultants managing director Winnie Lim, counsellor of the Chinese embassy’s economic and commercial office Gao Wen Kuan, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, Mieco Chipboard Bhd managing director Datuk Yong Seng Yeow, and Star Publications marketing services executive Loo Phan Kooi.

“I hope with this donation, I will be able to encourage Malaysians to be more charitable,” said Yeam.

The Star's managing editor David Yeoh received the cheque on behalf of the fund at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre here yesterday.

Yeam said he was overcome by emotion when he saw the plight of the victims of the earthquake and cyclone.

He encouraged Malaysians to donate generously and help make the world a better place, adding that even one ringgit could make a difference.

Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, who was present said: “We are lucky as Malaysia does not experience natural disasters, other than the tsunami in 2004.”

Chinese Embassy economic and commercial counsellor Gao Wen Kuan, who was also present, said: “Malaysians from various ethnic groups have come together to help the disaster victims.”

He said he was glad the Malaysian government had promised the China disaster victims RM4.8mil.

On Friday, the Sichuan Quake Fund received its first donation from Asia Pacific Land Bhd.

Its joint managing director Low Gee Teong presented a cheque for RM15,000 to The Star’s group editorial/education adviser Datuk Ng Poh Tip at Menara Star here.

He said it was a “small deed” compared to the other contributions from many other organisations.

“We are looking forward to do more in the future,” he added.

Low also donated RM10,000 to The Star’s Myanmar Relief Fund just before it closed. He also presented a cheque for RM28,000 which was collected by tenants of Plaza Low Yat for the Cyclone Nargis victims.

He also presented a sum of RM5,738.20 for the Myanmar Relief Fund.

It was collected from guests, staff and others in Federal Hotel, Crown Princess Kuala Lumpur and Capitol Hotel.

2 comments:

_butt said...

why for Myanmar so few donations de? :P

k u k u j i o a m a n said...

Dunno wor... me not PM!!! Must ask Badawi why lor...