MIRI: The act of organising blood donation activities has bigger value than money, says Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.
The Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment and Minister of Public Utilities made this remark at a blood donation drive organised by the youth section of Che Wee Khor Moral Uplifting Society Lawas recently.
He said the campaign is a noble effort which must be continued in order to strengthen relationship among people of various races, religions and backgrounds.
In his address, he expressed amazement at the spirit of unity and caring shown by the multiracial community in Lawas, citing the coming together of people of all races to aid the victims of a fire incident involving a shophouse in Lawas recently as an example.
“Such gesture was also seen during the fire incident in Awat-Awat where the Chinese community and other communities in Lawas also came to help.
“This is our big family which we must protect and be ready to help whenever needed, irrespective of race, religion and background,” he said.
At the same function, Awang Tengah announced a RM10,000 grant for the organisation to carry out their charity activities, especially involving youths.
Limbang Resident Datu Maria Hasman, Lawas district officer Husaini Hakim and committee members of the youth section of Che Wee Khor Moral Uplifting Society Lawas were present.
The event also witnessed the presentation of Christmas contributions to 100 needy people registered under the Welfare Department Lawas, and presentation of hampers to 30 persons who donated blood during the event which took place at Lawas basketball court.