AFTER contributing millions of medical and essential products to the frontliners and the needy, Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia is now aiding schools.
Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia commissioner Khoo Boo Leong said the society was preparing for the possibility of the reopening of schools.
“Our society has decided to extend our love and care to schools by presenting them with face shields.
“We have delivered 11,600 face shields in total to SMJK Chung Ling, Chung Ling Private High School, SRJK Han Chiang, Han Chiang Private, Han Chiang University College, SJK (C) Tong Sian and the District Education Offices on the island.
“We are giving out another 18,530 face shields to SRJK (C) Perempuan Cina, Penang Chinese Girls’ High School, Penang Chinese Girls’ Private High School, SJK (C) Kheng Tean, SJKC Jelutong, SJK (C) Phor Tay, Phor Tay High School (Private), SMJK Phor Tay, Heng Ee High School, SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, SJKC Beng Teik (Pusat) and SJKC Hun Bin,” he told Buletin Mutiara in Komtar today before presenting the face shields to the state government to be distributed to the schools.
Also present was the society’s commissioner Datuk Loh Eng Wee.
The society had donated 1.035 million medical gloves, over 600,000 surgical masks, more than 271,000 face shields and many others, including providing charity support to 21,100 families from March 17 to May 15.
Meanwhile, the Penang industry players, represented by Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (Penang) chairman Datuk Dr Ooi Eng Hock, donated RM55,000 to the Penang Covid-19 Fund.
Several companies in FMM Penang and an individual also contributed face shields to the Penang government.
Swift Bridge Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd donated 150,000 face shields, while MKT Marketing Sdn Bhd contributed 5,000 face shields.
Others were Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd (10,000 face shields), M Pump & Engineering Sdn Bhd (10,000 face shields), Sky Resources Sdn Bhd (5,000 face shields), Elliance Sdn Bhd (Pusat Teknologi i4.0) (5,000 face shields), Mywave Sdn Bhd (5,000 face shields) and DIC Compounds (M) Sdn Bhd (5,000 face shields).
Flextronics Technology (Penang) Sdn Bhd vice-president (IT) Lee See Nee made a personal contribution of 5,000 face shields to the state.
SENTRAL College Penang also joined in the merriment. It donated RM6,000 to the Penang Covid-19 Fund and contributed 3,000 face masks to the Penang government.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow thanked all the contributors who donated generously in cash and in kind.
“Many have stepped forward to aid the frontliners as well as contribute to the Covid-19 funds – both state and Federal.
“It is a long battle against the Covid-19, and we are unsure when will all this be over.
“We have to plan our resources well. Like I have said, this is like running a marathon,” he said.
“We feel for the people who have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. We hope that with the (gradual) reopening of the economy, the impact can be mitigated,” Chow added.
He urged the people to be courageous.
“Stay strong… come out stronger despite the challenges,” he said.
Also present was Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng.
Story by Christopher Tan
Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud
Video by Noor Siti Nabilah Noorazis