Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MCA aims to raise RM10m for medical fund

----->For all races: Dr Chua (centre) speaking to the press at the Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. With him are (from left) MCA vice-president Gan Ping Sieu and party vice-president Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai.

KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA plans to raise at least RM10mil at the 1MCA Medical Foundation dinner to benefit Malaysians of all races, says party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

He said the amount of donations currently stood at RM8mil and donors were welcome to join the dinner to be held on Dec 13.

“The funds collected is for all, regardless of race. It is given just as long as you are a Malaysian,” Dr Chua told reporters after the MCA central committee and presidential council meetings at the Wisma MCA here yesterday.

Dr Chua added that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be the guest-of-honour at the dinner.

“The party has set criteria or guidelines on how we can channel the money to needy patients. A committee, headed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, has been formed to select the recipients of the fund,” he said.

The committee was made up of both private and government officers, he said, adding that there was a set of guidelines on speeding up the approval process.

THE STAR (Tuesday November 9, 2010)

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