Lending a helping hand during Covid-19 crisis


THREE organisations – a property developer, a welfare association and a school alumni board – today stepped forward to contribute protective gear and useful items to either the state government or the Penang Hospital in the fight against Covid-19.

Tambun Indah Land Berhad donated a total of 40,000 disposable protective masks to the Penang government while Jit Sin’s alumni board gave out 1,400 face protectors and 38 boxes of face masks also to the state government.

Tambun Indah was represented by its general manager Lim Beng Hoe and project manager Billy Lim Heng Tean while Jit Sin’s alumni board was represented by former students Vinny Ooi and Sherine Yong.

Chow with the representatives from Tambun Indah Land Berhad in Komtar.

Chic En Smart Management contributed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Penang Hospital. The items included 80 tyvek suits, 400 surgical gowns, 12 boxes of gloves, 100 face protectors, 3,640 eye goggles, 17,500 face masks and 250 bottles of hand sanitiser.

Chic En was represented by chairman Lim Lay Hong, vice-chairman Goh Lay See, treasurer Tan Fong Thin, secretary Ng Bee Bee and committee member Cheh Jit Theng while Penang Hospital was represented by Pharmaceutical Logistics Unit head Shirley Lim and assistant medical officer Dr Wong Khar Ming.

Teh with the representatives from Chic En Smart Management in Komtar.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who was present together with Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng, who is also his political secretary, thanked the contributors for donating the items to the frontliners and the public at his office in Komtar.

Chow and Teh also posed for a photo session with the contributors involved.

Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Alissala Thian
Video by Chan Kok Kuan