RM5,000 raised for Rohingya victims
JOHOR BARU: About 3,000 participants who took part in the Johor Bike Week 2017 here raised RM5,000 for the Media Prima Rohingya Humanitarian Fund.
It was collected throughout the event held at the parking lot of Pelangi Leisure Mall here from March 24 to 26.
Johor Bike Week 2017 organising committee chairman Datuk Jamaludin Mansor said the contribution was a way for the participants to show their solidarity with the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar, who were caught in ongoing political conflict.
“We hope the funds would help in Media Prima Bhd’s efforts to provide humanitarian aid for the Rohingya.
“It is not a big contribution, but we hope it can help alleviate the hardship faced by the Rohingya,” said Jamaludin after handing over a mock cheque for the RM5,000 contribution to Harian Metro journalist Mohd Sabran Md Sani at Sangkar Kristal banquet hall on Saturday.
Present was Permodalan Nasional Bhd Commercial Sdn Bhd advertising and promotion department executive Gadafy Abdul Rashid.
The Johor Bike Week 2017 organising committee also contributed another RM2,500 to Madrasah Tahfiz Sungai Sayong, Kota Tinggi.
Jamaludin said this year’s Johor Bike Week event was the first after a seven-year hiatus.
“Unlike seven years ago, when it involved only one association, this year’s event involved the participation of 124 bike clubs.
“Besides raising funds for charity, some participants took part in a 1,200km tour throughout Peninsular Malaysia to promote the event prior to the start of Johor Bike Week 2017,” said Jamaludin, who owns the KJ Bikers Garage outlets in Taman Rinting and Pasir Gudang and another showroom in Taman Desa Permai.
Johor Bike Week 2017 committee members handing over a mock cheque for RM5,000 to ‘Harian Metro’ journalist Mohd Sabran Md Sani (fourth from left) in Johor Baru on Saturday.