Three Sarawakian organisations donate cash, gloves to China in support of fight against coronavirus

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From left) Jit Kee, Riot, Wee, Dr Sim, Cheng, Ong, Zhang, Kho and Kai at the simple handover ceremony. – Photo by Lee Hui Joo

KUCHING: Three Sarawakian organisations have handed over 7,500 pairs of quality gloves to the Chinese Consulate here in support of China fighting the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov).

The organisations are the Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations (SFCA), Sarawak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) and Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP).

On hand to receive the supplies from SUPP president Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, who is also Local Government and Housing Minister was China’s Consul-General in Kuching Cheng Guangzhong.

Among those present were Dr Sim’s wife Datin Sri Enn Ong, SUPP deputy president and Serian MP Dato Sri Richard Riot Jaem, Deputy Consul-General in Kuching Zhang Yang, political secretary to the chief minister Tan Kai, SFCA president Dato Richard Wee, SCCCI deputy president Dato Tan Jit Kee and SUPP Women chief Kho Teck Wan.

During the simple handover ceremony that took place at the China’s Consulate here today, Dr Sim on behalf of the SUPP Central Secretariat also presented a RM20,000 cash donation to Cheng to help China combat 2019-nCov.

Dr Sim said SUPP will soon launch a series of donation campaigns at its branch level to continue rendering assistance to China.

According to him, the supplies and cash donation are a little token in appreciation of the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and China.

“Given the decades of friendship between Malaysia and China, we will try our best to help,” he said.

In extending his appreciation, Cheng said the China’s Consulate here could not be more pleased to have received the first batch of supplies and cash donation since the outbreak of 2019-nCov.

He said such a gesture reflects how the people of Sarawak had cared for China.

At the event, Cheng also did some calligraphy writings in the hope of bringing the global community together in fighting 2019-nCov.