Thursday, May 07, 2015

MMA donates RM20,000 to Nepal's relief fund

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) donated RM20,000 to the Nepal Disaster relief fund under Mercy Malaysia.
MMA President Dr Krishna Kumar said that although the sum is small, he hopes that it will help the victims of the quake.
“We share the sorrow faced by the Nepalese people in this time of need and hope that this small contribution will help them,” he said at a cheque presentation ceremony at the Sun Media Corporation office here.
The MMA is also sending 15 volunteer doctors under their new Volunteer Organisation Corp (VOC).
“The VOC has provided assistance during the recent floods in the East Coast of Malaysia where several assistance missions were conducted. We have also assisted in an Orang Asli settlement in Perak where we are building houses and getting basic amenities to the villagers,” he said.
He added that since the volunteers' experiences at Kelantan, many of them now want to go and assist in Nepal.
“We want to donate to Mercy Malaysia because they are doing a wonderful job on the ground, at the same time, we will send our volunteers there to see how they can assist in any way possible,” said Krishna.
He said that Malaysia has been a relatively lucky country because it does not have disasters like Nepal and the MMA wants to lend a helping hand.

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