January 16, 2012

MALAYSIA: Foodstuffs, hampers gifted to 16,000 seniors

KUALA LUMPUR / New Straits Times / January 16, 2012

By Masriwanie Muhamading

Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd is giving ang pow and mini hampers to about 16,000 needy senior citizens throughout the country.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie
and Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong
distributing ang pow and mini hampers to senior citizens.

There are 10 types of foodstuffs and essential items in the hampers, including mandarin oranges. 

Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd executive director Vincent S.P. Seow said the Chinese New Year Ang Pow Donation Campaign would cost at least RM750,000.

"As in the previous years senior citizens, aged 60 years and above, of all races,  will be the beneficiaries of the charity campaign."

The campaign is in its 24th year. It was launched by Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Heng Seai Kie at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall recently.

Also present was Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong.   


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