Saturday, August 20

Sheda donates RM100,000 to State Disaster Relief Fund


Ngui (third left) hands over the cheque to Uggah (third right) as others look on.

KUCHING: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) yesterday donated RM100,000 to the Sarawak State Disaster Relief Fund in support of the state government’s multi-pronged initiatives to protect the people from the Covid 19 pandemic.

The cash contributions from Sheda comprised RM65,000 from the headquarters, RM20,000 from its Kuching branch, and RM5,000 respectively from Sibu, Bintulu and Miri branches.

Sheda president Dr Christopher Ngui handed over the cash donation which was received by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also State Disaster Management Committee chairman, at Wisma Bapa Malaysia yesterday.

Ngui said Sheda salutes the multi-pronged initiatives of the Sarawak government in fighting against this pandemic in the spirit of ‘Jaga bena-bena Sarawak tok’ (Taking good care of Sarawak).

He also explained the cash contributions, which was Sheda’s corporate social responsibility initiative, was specially to help the front liners, in specific the Sarawak medical teams as they battle the spread and fight against the Covid-19.

On behalf of Sheda, he hoped this goodwill gesture will also boost the spirit of the front liners and reinforce the people’s appreciation and acknowledgement of their commitment, dedications and contributions.

Also present yesterday were Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Minister of Utilities Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi and other officials from Sheda.