Some cheer for the needy


A TOTAL of 52 families who lost their income due the movement control order (MCO) were provided with essential goods by some good Samaritans.


Compass Light Association (CLASS) and the Vhern Child Care Centre came together to cater to the poor and needy families in the neighbourhood of Perai, Seberang Jaya, Permatang Pauh and Butterworth.


According to CLASS founder and president Sadhisan Thirumohan, the provisions were distributed to all recipients irrespective of race and religion.


“Among the recipients were also families with low household income or the B40 group celebrating the Hari Raya festivity. All the items were sponsored by well-wishers as a gesture of brotherly love,’’ said Sadhisan during the provision give-away programme on May 23.


Also joining him was Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, who commended CLASS and Vhern Child Care Centre for their thoughtfulness towards the community.


“I think it is a good initiative by the organisers as the most important element during times such as this is upholding humanity,’’ said Ramasamy, who is also the Perai assemblyman.


Meanwhile, Ramasamy said the childcare centre, which is yet to operate, needs to follow strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) once it has been given the green light to do so by Health Ministry.


“Children below 12 years are the most susceptible group of people with regard to the coronavirus. Thus, we have to be very cautious when nurseries and childcare centres reopen.


“We have to wait for the Health Ministry to make announcements pertaining to the re-opening of the nurseries and childcare centres.


“Once the ministry gives its approval, it will definitely come with guidelines and SOPs that need to be followed strictly,’’ said Ramasamy.


Story by Tanushalini Moroter

Pix by Revatic Govindaraju