KUALA LUMPUR: The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) has initiated a nationwide fund-raising campaign in aid of those who are currently fighting Covid-19 in the frontlines throughout the country.

Its president, Tan Sri T.C Goh said such a move is aimed chiefly to support the needs of the frontliners amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country. He thus hoped that members of the public and corporations could come forward to contribute to the noble cause through Huazong and its affiliate members, citing that fighting Covid-19 outbreak is a shared responsibility of all Malaysians.

“There’s no specific target set for this nationwide fund-raising campaign which commences with immediate effect, but Huazong will be allocating a sum of RM10,000 to the Chinese assembly halls in every state, and this money will subsequently be handed over to the forntliners together with the rest of the money raised in this campaign,” he explained in a statement issued today.

He also disclosed that Huazong would allocate RM60,000 for the purchase of surgical face masks which would then be handed over to the Sungai Buloh Hospital by the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Goh who is also the president of the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) recognized that currently those fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the frontlines like medical personnel, police and soldiers are facing acute shortage of essential resources including Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs). Hence, Huazong has immediately stepped in to initiate the nationwide fund-raising campaign to support the forntliners who are fighting the outbreak on behalf of the people.

On behalf of Huazong and FCAS, Goh also recorded his utmost appreciation to the frontliners for their selfless scarification and contributions in battling and containing the pandemic.

“In this crucial and extraordinary time, there’s a limit to what we ordinary people can do to help but, we can at least give our full cooperation to the government and to strictly abide by the Movement Control Order (MCO), and to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus.

“As for us in the Chinese clan associations, we would do our best to pool in resources to assist frontliners in every states,” he added.

He thus hoped that each and every concerned Malaysian and business corporations could actively come forward to support the said fund-raising campaign in support of the frontliners.-pr/BNN